Long-time Henryetta resident Sharon Loraine (Bullard) Rivera passed this life on January 22, 2023, at her daughter's home in Henryetta, OK.
Sharon was born May 14, 1946, in Bakersfield Ca. to Marion Cecil and Rosie Juanita( Ford) Bullard. On June 29th, 1962 Sharon married Tony Rivera. Together they welcomed two children, Tony Ray and Shelly Dawn Rivera.
Sharon was a homemaker and an entrepreneur owning and operating several restaurants including The Monterey Mexican Restaurant and JB's Grill. From 1993 until her retirement in 2012, Sharon ran Pancho Villas Mexican Restaurante with her family. A lover of antiques and re-sell shops, Sharon opened her second-hand store, Cuttin' Corners with her sister Jeanie for several years.
Sharon loved her family and her farm immensely. She enjoyed hosting during the holidays, especially Christmas when she would make her famous Chicken and Dumplins and Chocolate Parfait. Sharon loved dancing, taking long car rides in the country, and listening to music. She will be sorely missed.
Sharon leaves behind a host of friends and family including her daughter Shelly Rivera and fiance' Bobby Barnett, of Henryetta OK, grandchildren Rachael Hackler and husband Brad Hackler of Fort Worth TX; Sharra Rivera-Munoz, and husband Chief Warrant Officer 3 Roberto Munoz United States Army, of Pressath, Germany, Tony Ray Rivera, and fiancee Dr. Eleanor Abreo of Oklahoma City. Great grandchildren Brooks and Layla Hackler.
Siblings: Linda Dick and husband Dennis of Longview TX, Sheila Miller of Shawnee OK, Jeanie Reich and husband Tom, and Dean Bullard of Henryetta, OK, and one daughter-in-law, Kari Rivera of Henryetta.
Sharon is preceded in death by her parents Marion and Juanita Bullard, Grandmother Emma Ford, husband Tony Rivera, and her son Tony Ray Rivera.
Viewing will be on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 5-8 PM and from 8AM- 8PM Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Integrity Funeral Service.
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 AM, Friday, January 27, 2023 at Integrity Chapel with Rev. Wesley VanMeter Officiating. Interment will follow at New Sonora Cemetery in Henryetta. Services are under the care and direction of Integrity Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Tony Rivera, Shane Holuby, Jim Kidwell, Jewett Nelson, Jessie Rivera, and Brad Hackler. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jeremy Hill, Tom Reich, and Roberto Muñoz.