Maria De La Rosa Maria De La Rosa, 86 years old of Tulare, CA joined her redeemer November 3, 2012. She was and forever will be a loving wife, mother and abuelita. She was born in Brackettville, TX, but lived most of her life in CA. She was a dedicated member to her church, El Buen Samaritano for 34 years. She served in children's church, the nursery, women's ministries and as an usher. Maria loved her family deeply and will be remembered by her beautiful smile, laughter and her amazing cooking of mexican food. Her grandchildren will always remember her by her unconditional love and being the life of the party and her good morning "God bless you". Maria De La Rosa is survived by her husband of 63 years Cirilo De La Rosa, her son's Ray (Dina) Garcia of Fresno, Felix (Bea) De La Rosa and Cirilo (Josie) De La Rosa Jr. both of San Jose, Joel (Karen) De La Rosa of Tulare; daughters: Juanita De La Rosa, Maria Longoria, Susan (Danny) Dominguez, Aurora (Art) Sanchez all of San Jose, Patricia (Frank) Gallegos of Tulare; and sister, Elena Castanon of Tulare She had 25 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A celebration service will be held Thursday, November 8, at 6 p.m. and the funeral service Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10 a.m.; both being held at El Buen Samaritan Church at 517 S. Laspina St., Tulare. Arrangements by Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel, Tulare.