Rosetta H. Woods, 71, a resident of Silver City, N.M. entered into eternal rest Saturday Nov. 3, 2012 at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 1, 1941 to Welby and Eunice Hogan in Jerome, Ariz., the youngest of six siblings. After the mines closed in the 50s, her family moved to Bisbee, Ariz. at the age of 11 where the family remained for many years. Rosetta met the love of her life Kenneth W. Woods and they married on Aug. 23, 1957. Kenneth and Rosetta just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. Together they had two children, Lori and Valerie and made a home in Tyrone, N.M. In 1972, Rosetta completed her education earning a bachelor's degree in teaching and taught in the Cobre Consolidated School District in particular the Santa Clara Central Elementary before retiring in May of 1997. She cherished her family and friends praying for them often being a strong believer in the power of prayer and her faith in God. Many have been blessed by knowing Rosetta and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Her guidance and loving example will always be cherished. She is survived by her husband Kenneth Woods of the family home; two daughters; Lori Harris and her husband Billy of Mustang Okla; Valerie Fast and husband Daniel of Las Cruces, N.M.; four grandchildren; Byron and Daryl Harris of Mustang.; Jennifer and Ryan Fast of Las Cruces; two brothers, Avenel Hogan of San Manuel, Ariz. and Neal Hogan and his wife Leolin of Deming, N.M.; two sisters, Lavinia Middleton and her husband Rev. Huey of Mesa, Ariz., Esther Gallagher and her husband Keith of Willcox, Ariz. and numerous nieces and nephews and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Welby and Eunice Malone Hogan; and a brother Darrel Hogan. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 5 – 7 p.m. at Terrazas Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God located on Hwy 180 E. in Silver City, N.M. with Pastor Greg Burchfield officiating. Concluding service interment will follow at Memory Lane cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ryan Fast, Daryl and Byron Harris, Rick and James Hogan and Scott Gallagher. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels "Trusted care for the ones you love." (575) 537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Nov. 7, 2012