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Consuelo Rios, 85 - October 09, 2015

Consuelo Escobar Rios, 85, of Lexington passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at her home in Lexington.
Mass of Christian burial will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with the Revs. Neal Nollette and Jack Schlaf con-celebrating. Burial will be at St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery in Lexington.
Rios was born March 28, 1930, at Orange Grove, TX, to Julio and Candidelaria (Gonzalez) Escobar. She attended school in the Orange Grove area.
She was united in marriage to Julian L. Rios in May of 1947 at Snyder, TX. To this union, seven girls and seven boys were born.
The couple moved from Texas to Nebraska several times, and settled in Lexington in 1964.
Her husband passed away on May 19, 2010.
Rios was a long-time, faithful member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Lexington.
She loved watching soap operas, cheering for her beloved Chicago Cubs, and was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan, according to family members.
Rios enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother with a heart of gold who would never turn away a stranger, the family said.
?She was preceded in death by: her parents, Julio and Candidelaria; her husband, Julian; four sisters—Juanita, Virginia, Louisa and Emilana; grandchildren—Robbie, Douglas, Damon, Zachary, Carol, Julian Paul and Mathew.
?Survivors include: her seven sons—Paul (Marry Ann) Rios of Prague, Raymond (Adella) Rios of Wahoo, Joe (Herminia) Rios and Gabriel Rios, all of Kearney, Jesse (Karla) Rios of Gothenburg, Julian Rios, Jr. of Fremont, and Fred (Michelle) Rios of Fort Collins, CO; her seven daughters—Janie Alvardo of Kenosha, WI, Herlinda Reyes of Fort Collins, Guadalupe (Don) Jones of West Palm Beach FL, Irene (Richard) Kacprzicki of Pensacola, FL, Mercedes Consuelo (Refugio) Bueno and Maria Rios, all of Lexington, and Margarita (Larry) Cain of Texarkana, TX; 29 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.