Carlota Rivera was born on 3/06/1930 in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. She soon attended college and was able to graduate with a Master's degree. She worked as a nurse in Ecuador and in Venezuela but then moved to the United States. Once her children were established, and on their own, she retired and assisted her daughter Patricia in raising three grandchildren and even helped raise two great-grandchildren. Her gracious smile and personality will remain forever. She was like a mother to her three grandchildren and was known to be a kind soul. Her wise sayings and clever jokes will always be in her family's soul and heart.