ROBERTA ANN RASMUSSEN 11/20/1932 - 3/2/2014 Roberta Ann Rasmussen, a resident of Barstow for over 65 years, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the age of 81. She was born on November 20, 1932 in Stratton, Colorado to Juan and Andrea (Macina) Velasquez. On June 13, 1949, she married Ralph Edmund Rasmussen. Together, they raised eight children. She worked for the first Barstow Del Taco and then as an LVN in the Med Surge wing at Barstow Community Hospital for over 14 years. She loved to be outside watering in her garden and playing bingo. Roberta is preceded in death by her husband Ralph and daughter Kathy. She is survived by her children, Joyce (Caleb) Gibson, David Neal, Cindy (Larry) Webster, Ralph Jr. (Juana), Glen (Elsie), Patty, Mark (Ruben), and Chris (Angelica); brothers Salvador and Johnny; sisters Mary, Eloise, Chris, Mellie and Elvira; 24 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and Godchildren. The rosary and visitation will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 505 East Mt. View St., Barstow on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 10:00 am until the time of service. Funeral services will be at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Mt. View Memorial Park, Barstow.
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Published in the Daily Press on Mar. 5, 2014