Roselle A Muckey

March 26, 1937February 3, 2020

Roselle Muckey, 82 of Aurora Colorado, passed away on February 3, 2020.

She was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 26th 1937 to Anthony Abeyta Rivera and Josie Bransford. Roselle had 5 brothers, Louis (deceased), Anthony, Robert (deceased), Ted (deceased), Jack (deceased), Both of her parents preceded her in death.

Roselle married Max Leroy Muckey on June 10, 1957 in Denver, Colorado. Her beloved husband, Max preceded her in death on November 3, 1986. Roselle and Max had three sons, Jonny (Connie), Ronny (Jean), and Lonny (Kama).

She was the proud grandmother to Leigh (Wendy), Keegan (deceased), Matthew, Jennifer and Tim. Roselle was the proud great grandmother of 9. Julia, Liam, Elliot, Noah, Quinn, Shelbye, Jay, Michaela, and Erica.

Roselle was the proud great great grandmother of 3. Maxx, Draven, Athena.

Roselle worked at Wilkerson Corporation, Englewood, Colorado for 7 years assembling Air Dryers. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

A graveside service will be held at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson, Arizona at a later date.


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Roselle A Muckey

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Jon Muckey (Son)

February 8, 2020

I remember a Christmas when I was 9 years old (before my littlest brother Lonny arrived) where mom and dad told us we could only buy one present for each other for $3 or less. I ended up picking a rust colored dog bank for Ron and Ron picked a blond colored dog bank for me. I still think it kind of strange that Ron and I ended up picking (more or less) the same present for each other in that huge store??? That was a very special Christmas where we learned the true meaning of Christmas.

When mom was about 38, she talked dad into letting her buy a motorcycle and she worked extra hours at Wilkerson to pay for it. One of my greatest “Mom-ventures' ' before going into the military was when we rode our motorcycles round trip from Denver to Colorado Springs to see my Uncle Anthony and his family. Mom on her Yamaha 400 Road bike and me on my 175 enduro. Lesson learned, I wouldn’t recommend riding a dirt bike round trip from Denver to the Springs. A few years later, mom got in a motorcycle accident that probably saved her life. A brain tumor was discovered and was removed pretty much without incident.

Lonny is my littlest brother but stands a full 6’2” and his favorite “mom” memory was spending time with mom at Cub Scout meetings (mom was a Den Mother of 8). After mom’s brain surgery Lonny was about 7, and years old, he spent countless hours giving back to mom by teaching her common things she had “forgotten” because of the brain surgery; like how to play solitaire.

Another favorite “mom-venture” of mine was last year when, with my cousin Harlod’s help, we recreated our previous “mom-venture” from our much younger days and went to visit my Uncle Anthony in Colorado Springs; but this time we took a car not motorcycles.

Mary Ann Bransford Romero

February 7, 2020

My sincerest condolences to the Muckey and Rivera family. I especially appreciate Roselle's niece, Leisa Riviera Garcia, for letting me know of Roselle's passing.
Roselle and I were close first cousins and early childhood playmates in Santa Fe. I loved Roselle and have many happy memories of her when the family visited Santa Fe in following years. I will miss our phone calls in later years.