Renate Brigette Waldhaus Rockwell (1943-2013)
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It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our loving mother, Renate, after a courageous five-year battle with cancer in Alamogordo.
Renate was born May 12, 1943, to Karl and Gertrude Waldhaus in Wiesbaden, Germany. She married Robert Rockwell and came to the Untied States in 1965. She was the mother of three children Ricarda, Michael and Robert. Renate lived in numerous states - living a military life - and moved to Alamogordo in 1976. She made Alamogordo her home as she spent many years in management working for Circle K and her most recent job as manager for Sav-O-Mat in Alamogordo for 23 years.
She was a very loving mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. She had a tender heart and was always there to lend a hand, a shoulder to cry on and became immediate friends to everyone that came her way. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by one daughter Ricarda and son-in-law Ray Gigler, of Alamogordo; and son Robert and daughter-in-law Shelley, of Albuquerque; grandchildren Rosalia and Jose Pizano, Mikey and Sean Rockwell and Brandon Christner and fiancé Chasity; great-grandson Gavin Espinoza and great-granddaughter Avalynn Christner as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Germany.
She is preceded in death by her parents Karl and Gertrude Waldhaus, her son Michael, her brother Hans Waldhaus and her sister Sigrid Tesche.
Memorial services for Renate will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bart Montgomery officiating.
The Rockwell family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Alamogordo Funeral Home
2301 1st Street
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Aug. 8 to Sept. 7, 2013