Manuel Rios, 82, died peacefully Christmas Eve, December 24, in Burien Washington. Manuel was born in Rio Grande City, Starr County, Texas, June 26, 1937 to Maria and Abelino Rios. Manuel was one of ten children. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Flora Estela Tovar Rios of Mexico. He is survived by his children, Rosa Crittenden of Federal Way WA., Shon Asencion Rios of Renton WA., Manuel Rios Jr of Seattle, WA., Telma Tobar Lewis of Mercer Island, WA., and Jose Abelino Rios of SeaTac, WA. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters Lupe Rios, Juan Rios, Abelino Rios, Joe Rios, Rosa Ovalle, Cruz Fonseca, Lela Mendoza, Maria Fernandez and Dora Medley.
He has multiple grant children, Damico Rios, Marco Rios, Miahna Rios, Alecia Rios, David Stockton, Travis Banister, Lenny Lewis Jr, Deven Lewis, Cheyanne Lewis, Carmia Rios, Danny Rios, Garrett Rios, Branden Rios and Brianna Rios. He also has an abundance of precious nephews and nieces. He is also survived by a bundle of treasured great grandchildren and great nieces and nephews.
Manuel was an extraordinary worker for Firland Workshop Foundation. Almost never missing a day of work unless forced to because of responsibilities to his family. Firland is one of many subcontractors for Boeing. He loved to hangout with friends when visiting the local pubs in West Seattle. He will be remembered for his loving spirit and willingness to help during difficult times. His independent spirit was an inspiration to his family, friends and all who were privileged to know him.
A celebration of his life is scheduled for 12:00 pm on Tuesday, January 7 at Forest Lawn Cemetery.6701 30th Avenue SW
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