Rose Sias Molina
The Guest Book is expired.
Rose Sias Molina, 82, of Gonzales, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, surrounded by family. She was born March 21, 1932, in Globe, AZ.
During the summer of 1946, with her parents and brothers, the family left Arizona and relocated to Soledad. Rose and her brothers helped the family financially by working in the fields of the Salinas Valley. In the same year, Rose met her future husband Frank C. Molina, also from Globe, who was recently honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. Rose later began working as a ticket seller for the Soledad Theater while attending school and eventually graduated from Gonzales High School in 1951. After graduating, she began working at the Soledad Mercantile and Shoe & Clothing Marts. In 1953, Frank and Rose were married and eventually purchased their first home in Gonzales. She retired after 23 years of service with the Gonzales Unified School District as a Teacher's Aide and School Bus Driver. She loved dancing with her husband, playing slots at casinos, going on cruises, watching Novellas, caring for her pets, and spending time with all of her grandchildren.
Rose is survived by her husband of 60 years, Frank C. Molina of Gonzales; three daughters, Susan (Bruce) Paul of Mather, Annette Molina (John) and Esther Molina of Salinas; three sons, Anthony Molina and Richard Molina of Gonzales, and Phillip (Becky) Molina of Petaluma; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Henry Sias of Salinas and Gilbert Sias of San Jose. Rose was preceded in death by her brother, Vincent Sias; father, Vicente Sias, and mother, Priscilla Sias.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Alta Vista Mortuary, 41 East Alisal St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Alta Vista Mortuary, 41 East Alisal St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Our Lady of Solitude Church, 235 Main St., Soledad, CA 93960.
Burial will follow at Soledad Cemetery District, 1711 Metz Road, Soledad, CA 93960.
Arrangements by Alta Vista Mortuary, 831-424-9700. Online condolences: www.altavistamortuary.com
Alta Vista Mortuary
41 East Alisal Street Salinas, CA 93901
Published in The Salinas Californian on Aug. 21, 2014