Sylvette Rivera Geeding

Nov. 19, 1956 - June 30, 2007

Sylvette Rivera Geeding, born Nov. 19, 1956, in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, was escorted by the angels into the arms of Jesus on June 30, 2007, in Wauwatosa, WI.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Hector J. Rivera of Rio Piedras.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Dr. Dan Magnus Geeding of Wauwatosa; her mother, Dorcas Ortiz Rivera of Rio Piedras; her brothers, Hector Efrain Rivera and wife Gigi of Puerto Rico and Hector Jose Rivera and wife Carole of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces in Puerto Rico and the United States.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 6, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the 1:30 p.m. funeral service Saturday, July 7, at Meadowbrook Church, 1025 N. 70th St., Wauwatosa. Internment and committal service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Resurrection Cemetery, Northwest Highway, Oklahoma City. Following the service, friends and family will gather at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, Bethany, Okla.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the following: Waukesha Memorial Hospital Foundation-Regional Cancer Center; Zilber Family Hospice, Wauwatosa; or the Dr. Hector J. Rivera Hispanic Scholarship Fund at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK 73008. Donations may also be made to the family to be used for Sylvette’s International Student Scholarship Daughter, Keren Escoto.

Church and Chapel-Rudolph Larsen Brothers Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.