Monthly Archives: January 2015

Obituary for Gloria Rivera, S.H.A.R.E., Inc. Domestic Violence Victim Advocate

Gloria RiveraGloria Rivera, 50, passed away on January 9, 2015, at the University of Colorado Health in Aurora. She was born on January 2, 1965 to Margaret (Whatley) and Raymond J. Becerra in La Junta.

Gloria worked with S.H.A.R.E., Inc., Morgan County Domestic Violence Program, as a domestic violence victim advocate for over 10 years. She had a passion for fashion, especially high heels. She also was a diehard Denver Broncos Fan. Gloria was a wonderful person inside and out and loved her family dearly and would go above and beyond for them. She will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her children, Celia (Beto) Vasquez and Anthony (Victoria) Montanez; mother, Margaret Becerra; sister, Lori Becerra of La Junta; grandchildren, RaeAnna, Alicia and Amaya Vasquez, Noah and Aaliyah Montanez; Isabel Henry and Jennavie Garcia. She was preceded by her father and her brothers, Raymond Becerra, Jr., Miguel Becerra; great-grandmother, Delfina Whatley.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish with Father Matthew Wertin officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Peacock Memorial Chapel.

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One group has higher domestic violence rates than everyone else – and it’s not the NFL

In families of police officers, domestic violence is two-to-four times more likely than in the general population — from stalking and harassment to sexual assault and even homicide. As the National Center for Women and Policing notes, two studies have found that at least 40% of police officer families experience domestic violence, in contrast to 10% of families in the general population.

America’s police domestic abuse problem was on full display in Monday’s horrific murder of Valerie Morrow, who police say was shot to death by her ex-boyfriend, Stephen Rozniakowski, a Philadelphia-area police officer. Morrow, 40, had just been granted a protection from abuse order against Rozniakowski, who had been charged with 75 counts of stalking.

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