Roswitha M. Saenz

June 24, 1948December 4, 2019
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Roswitha M. Saenz, age 71, resident of El Paso, TX passed away on December 4, 2019.

As a young girl in Germany, it was obvious to everyone that Roswitha’s Christian upbringing and love of science and education would translate into a life of enriching others. After having obtained her M.D. and Ph.D., she began her work as a physician, but ultimately left her home and career in Germany to immigrate to the states with her entrepreneurial husband Rodrigo Saenz and their three children Daniel, Roddy, and Rosy. She quickly learned Spanish and was embraced by the El Paso/Juarez community. As devoted members of the Seventh-day Adventist church, Roswitha and Rodrigo wrote and performed religious music together in hopes of sharing the Word of God with others.

At the age of 70, Roswitha, known to most as “Dr. Saenz” became a retired professor after over 40 years of dedicating her life to education at El Paso Community College’s Biology department. She lived a life of faith, service to others, and was the embodiment of unconditional love.

She was preceded in death by her parents David and Maria Korger, her husband Rodrigo Saenz, and eldest son Daniel Saenz.

She is survived by her brother Dr. Lothar F. Korger (wife Rita), her son Roddy Saenz, daughter Rosy Saenz-Sierzega (husband Ron), and by her many Christian church brothers and sisters, colleagues, friends, and former students.

She is dearly missed by her loved ones who find comfort in knowing she is resting in the Lord.

Aunque en esta vida fáltenme riquezas, sé que allá en la gloria tengo mí mansión.

We look forward to being reunited with her in Heaven where she will surely be wearing a beautiful handmade dress, a matching belt, and of course, high heels.


Roswitha M. Saenz

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Hans M. Luther

May 24, 2020

We were a group of four majoring in medicine:
Dr. Roswitha Saenz
Prof. Ulrich Frei (now director of the Charité University Hospital, Berlin)
Dr. Almut Haase (passed away around 22 years ago)
and me (Dr. Hans M. Luther, always improving my quality of life by studying abroad (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Vietnam) and traveling around our green globe.
Roswitha was the nicest friend one can imagine. We shared a lot of time not only studying but also having much fun.

Requiescat in pace!

Rosy Sierzega

January 12, 2020