Rosemary Escamilla Rosemary Escamilla, 62 years old, went to see her lord Wednesday, August 1st, surrounded by her loving family, after her battle with cancer. Born June 7th, 1950 in Sanger California to Margarita Hernandez and Francisco Serrato. They later moved to Visalia where she attended and graduated from Redwood High School in 1968. She was employed by Moore Business Forms from 1976 - 1995, where she met Valdemar Escamilla, who she would spend the rest of her life with and become "Rosemary the Queen." They were married on March 23rd 1986. She later joined the staff at The City of Visalia, with the records department until January 3rd 2012. Rosemary was a unique and gentle soul with an infectious smile. She was a woman of strong Catholic faith who treated everyone she came across with love and respect. With a real zest for life Rosemary loved to dance, read, pray and gather with family for bbq's, where her deviled eggs will be greatly missed. Though we mourn her absence she will always remain alive in the thoughts of memories of the many people she touched. She loved her family with all her heart and left many behind: Husband of 26 years: Valdemar Escamilla; Mother of 4 children and their partners: Yvonne Moreno Dorado and her husband Ernie Dorado from Visalia. Louis D. Moreno Jr. and his wife Amanda Moreno from Visalia. Fabian Escamilla and Grace Sisson from Washington. And her youngest son Israel (Izzy) Escamilla from Visalia. Grandmother of 7. Her "sunshines": Joseph Alexander Lopez, Elissa Dorado, Ezekiel Kane Moreno, Ezra Luke Moreno, Maximilian Seven Moreno, Rockwell Valentino Moreno and Christian Jay Escamilla. Great Grandmother of 1: Jordan Alexander Lopez Immediate family: Brother Rudy Rubi from Parlier. Sister Belen Uribe from Sanger. Sister Lupe Licon and her husband Pete Licon from Visalia. Brother Juan Mendoza and his wife Lupe Mendoza from Visalia. Sister Cecelia Gonzalez and her husband David Gonzalez from Visalia. Other family members: Unfortunately too many cousins, nieces, nephews and god-children to list, but loved no less. Family would also like to thank Dr. Hsu and his staff at Sequoia Regional Cancer Center for their care and compassion. Viewing will be 3-6 p.m. Monday, August 6th at Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel, in Visalia. Rosary will be held Monday, August 6th 7 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, in Visalia CA. Mass will be Tuesday, August 7th 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, in Visalia CA. Burial immediately following at Visalia Public Cemetery. For any information or questions you may call the funeral home at (559) 635-1144.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Aug. 4, 2012