Rosie Maria "Rosita" Gonzales (1945 - 2013)

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Rosie Maria "Rosita" Gonzales, 67, a longtime resident of Las Vegas passed away while surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 24, 2013 after suffering from an extended illness.

She was born June 18, 1945 in Rocky Ford, Colo. and resided in Las Vegas.

Rosie is preceded in death by her parents, Isidro and Petra Gallegos; son, Manuel A. Gonzales, Jr.; her sisters, Dolores Gallegos, Marcelina Gallegos, and Estefanita Yara; her brothers, Maggie Gallegos, Reyes Gallegos, Antonio Aragon, Julian Gallegos and Joe Gallegos; sister-in-laws, Feliz Sandoval and Corrine Gonzales.

She is survived by her husband, Manuel Gonzales; her daughters, Debbie Galindre, Rita Galindre, Valerie (Jerry) Gonzales, Michelle (Charles) Gonzales; grandchildren, Ashley (Martin) Saiz, Crystal Quintana, Michael (Ashley) Quintana, Amanda (Pat) Gonzales; great-grandchildren, Kyra, Ember and Hailynn Ha, Isaac and Ryan Quintana, and Noah Sena; her sister, Emilia (Miguel) Camacho; her brothers, Trinidad (Mildred) Gallegos, Manuel (Angie) Gallegos, and Gene (Julie) Gallegos; sister-in-laws, Vicky Baca, Eloisa (Joel) Maldonado, Gloria (Paul) Gonzales, and Pam Bustamante; brother-in-laws, Serafin (Lucy) Gonzales, Luis (Josie) Gonzales, Amador (Josie) Gonzales, Robert (Rose) Gonzales, and Frank (Shirley) Gonzales, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends.

A viewing will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday from St. Francis Chapel at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd. Rosary will take place 7 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Funeral mass will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with Father Douglas Mitchell as celebrant.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at

Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., 425-9319 or 1-888-525-9319.
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on Mar. 27, 2013