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Calvary Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery

3235 Lombardy Ln, Dallas, TX

OBITUARY

Rosalinda (Robles) Lander

October 5, 1950June 22, 2020
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Rosalinda Robles Lander of Dallas, Texas died peacefully on June 22, 2020 at the age of 69 from complications of Covid19.

As a self-proclaimed “army brat”, Rosalinda lived in several areas across the United States and Germany starting with her birthplace San Francisco, California October 05, 1950. After that, she and her family lived in Fort Polk, Louisiana, Fort Riley, Kansas, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, and Germany before they moved to Oahu, Hawaii. She spoke fondly of her time in many of these places but especially her favorite—Hawaii where she always dreamed of returning.

Rosalinda moved to Dallas, Texas from Hawaii around the age of junior high. She loved athletics as an adolescent and competed in track events like triple jump. She would brag of being faster than the boys and her brothers have agreed. By the time she reached high school, she developed in to quite the looker and even won a beauty pageant earning her the title “Ms Pleasant Grove” at the age of 18 in 1968.

Rosalinda most cherished her role as mother and later as grandmother. With her sons, she attended all their sporting events fully equipped with her cowbell and the loudest cheering voice in the fan section. She excelled at keeping a close eye on her boys and keeping them out of trouble. She often reminded them “I brought you in to this world and I can take you out”. She even volunteered as a cheerleading coach for their football team and a chaperone at the prom in part to keep up with their social life.

As a resilient survivor of some life struggles, Rosalinda did not fear hard work and often had at least 2 jobs to help ends meet. She used her creativity and talents at crafting to earn additional money and her mums became legendary at WT White high school. Rosalinda knew the value of family and reinforced this regularly with her sons. She would appreciate that they now live in walking distance to each other’s homes and continue to maintain a very close relationship.

Rosalinda worked in banking for most of her career—over 25 years. She lacked passion for this industry and she took a chance to work for Southwest Airlines which better matched her fun-loving attitude. She always talked about the parties and fun things she did at work. She truly loved this job and did this until she eventually stopped working. She began to develop signs of early onset dementia in her mid 50s and eventually moved in with her beloved mother Josephine Robles and later her son Brian and his wife Allison and their 2 children Grayson and Max. Rosalinda identified a couple of “bucket list” things she wanted to complete with her family and vacation plans ensued. First, an 11 day road trip with her sons Clint and Brian and Brian’s wife Allison. The 4 of them traveled from San Francisco down to San Diego along the Pacific Coast Highway with no real schedule or itinerary--truly an adventure of a lifetime. Second, a dream vacation to Hawaii with her son Brian (and wife Allison and son Grayson) and her brother Larry and his family. She lived with Brian and Allison until her dementia advanced to the point that she needed care beyond what the family could provide and eventually transitioned in to a memory care center in late 2013.

Rosalinda is survived by her son Brian Lander (wife Allison, sons Grayson and Max) and by her son Clint Lander (wife Christin, son Harvey and another son expected August 2020) along with her brother Larry Robles (wife Ursula) and brother Jose Robles (wife Linda) and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her beloved mother Josephine Robles and her father Lazaro Robles.

A private visitation and rosary will be held for family only.

For everyone that is unable to join us in person we will have a live stream on our Facebook page, Calvary Hill Funeral Home and Calvary Hill Cemetery on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 11:00 am.

Celebration of her life with a Catholic Mass 11:00 am July 9, 2020 at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 6306 Kenwood Ave, Dallas, TX 75214.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm July 9, 2020 at Calvary Hill Cemetery, 3235 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, TX 75220.

Family has requested that masks be worn at all times while indoors.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.calvaryhilldallas.com for the Lander family.

Services

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
9 July

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

6306 Kenwood Ave
Dallas, Texas 75214

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Rosalinda (Robles) Lander

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Danielle Perez (Arteaga)

July 6, 2020

I have many fond memories of this beautiful woman. She was my cheerleading coach & friend. She taught me lessons about responsibility & taking care of others as she lead by example. I am blessed to have known her & I regret losing touch. My sincerest condolences to all friends & family.

Jude Chittenden

July 4, 2020

Rosalinda was a firecracker 🧨 She brought the fun to any event, and if the decorations were fabulous, there was a good chance that Rosalinda was responsible for that too! I had the privilege of working with her at Forestwood Bank, and have many fond memories of lunches together with lots of laughter. She was many things to many people, but first and foremost, she was a daughter, a sister, an Auntie and a mom ❤️

Lakeysa Buchanan

July 4, 2020

Im gonna miss that beautiful face and famous dance moves you did even when there was no music enjoyed caring for you these past years

Your care giver
Keisha


Judy & Tom Ordemann

July 4, 2020

We are so very sorry for your loss. You family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary Ann Cervantes Martinez

July 2, 2020

My Beautiful Prima you will be missed I will cherish all the beautiful memories may you Rip.

Gilda Gonzalez

July 2, 2020

My precious friend Rosalinda how you are missed. My friend with a beautiful smile and funny and caring Rest In Peace and I🙏❤️

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