Rosa M. Arias
April 2, 1956 – May 11, 2020
Rosa Maria Arias was born on Monday, April 2, 1956 in Dimmitt, Texas to Juana Rivera and Leandro Sandoval. At the age of 2 years old, her family moved to Sanger, California. She graduated from Sanger High School in 1974. That year, she got her first job working at The Sanger Bakery. There, is where her passion for baking and cake decorating began. That same year, she met the love of her life, Nabor C. Arias, dancing at the Sanger Ballroom. They got married on August 5, 1976 and were married for 43 years. They had three beautiful children, Nabor, Leonardo, and Rosie Arias. Rosie was also a nurse assistant at Sanger Hospital, a daycare worker, and worked at varies bakeries. Rosa was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was lovingly known as Rosie, loved by all and she touched so many lives. Rosie, will be profoundly missed. Rosa Maria Arias entered heaven on Monday, May 11, 2020 at the age of 64 in Fresno, Ca Rosa is survived by her loving husband, Nabor C. Arias; her children, Nabor S. Arias Jr., Leonardo S. Arias ll, Rosie M. Arias, and her daughter- in- law, Julia G. Arias. Her grandchildren Jasmine, Azalea, Adriana, Leonardo Jr., Miguel, Julian, and Samantha. Also her siblings Juanita Verduzco, Alberto Zavala, Leandro Sandoval Jr., Ramiro Rivera, and George Sandoval. Her parents, Juana Rivera and Leandro Sandoval; her brothers, Pablo R. Zavala ll and Refugio Zavala preceded Rosa in death.
- Nabor C. Arias, Spouse
- Nabor Sandoval Arias, Son
- Leonardo Sandoval Arias, Son
- Rosie Maria Arias, Daughter
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Rosa M. Arias
May 26, 2020
On behalf of the Waldron Family extending our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. My mother, her comadre Dora was blessed to have your mom in her life. It was nice to see a picture of the two of them included in your mom's tribute. I know my mom was waiting for your mom with open arms. Sending prayers to your family.
May 20, 2020
I remember I met u at the sanger ballroom, where later you met Nabor. It was so awesome knowing you and Nabor. We had lost touch but found each other again. Feel so sad that you Diana and I never went to our lunch date. Always will remember you. Love you my friend may you Rest In Peace now.
May 20, 2020
I remember when we were little right after mass my Tios and parents decided on where we would go out to eat. Peter Piper it was most of the time. We really wanted to ride with my Tia and Tio because they had the coolest van. So they would take us with them. These are childhood memories I will never forget. MyTia was the sweetest person and cared so much about others. Not to mention eating her beautiful cakes. I will truly miss her😢 my condolences and prayers are with the entire family.
May 19, 2020
When we are faced with trying to find the words to express our appreciation and gratitude for someone so special to so many people and my family, the words all seem plentiful and scarce at the same time. I remember the first time I met you and your family. Leo and I ended up on the same soccer team in the 5th grade and pop Nabor was out at practice trying to teach us how to head-butt the ball. Unfortunately, Leo and I did not become as close as we are today till about 19yrs ago. Before that, you have always been a part of my mother and I’s life mainly through church. I have nothing but great memories of you and your family. Marleana and I had the privilege of you being a part of our son Jaylen’s life. I have also had the privilege of you helping mold my 3 oldest into the fine young men they are today. You made cakes for all of them and held ALL my boys as babies. You graced them with your love, smile, and great ability to have fun. You were there for me and treated me like your own during my darkest of times. You always introduced me as your adopted son to everyone and made sure my boys called you Grandma Rosie. You had so much love to give and you were one of the strongest women I have known. You fought hard for so long. When the outlook was grim, you persevered. Thank you Mama Rosie. Thank you for your love, compassion, advice, scoldings, and most of all for the love you gave all of us. Thank you for being a great friend to my mother all these years as well. On behalf of all of us here in the Knapp family, may you watch over us, smile upon us all, and we will ALWAYS cherish the good times.
Forever your Pinche Cafe Con Leche,
May 19, 2020
To a wonderful woman who I met at the age of 24, how you have impacted my life with your love, kindness, and wisdom. We have shared so much in our lives, big and small, from my wedding to sitting in my backyard having drinks listening to some great music. Your love for my girls will never be forgotten and they will miss you dearly. I was really lucky to have been able to be with you everyday as a wonderful co worker for many years. You have impacted so many children’s lives with your love and fun spirit. I know it brought you so much joy to come and spend the day with all the beautiful children we have seen grow up and be successful. As you grew weaker you still had the strength to come by and visit me and share what was going on in our lives which put a huge smile on my face to see you walk through my door. I am going to miss you so much my beautiful friend/comadre. I know I will always have an angel watching over me and my family. Love you dearly Rosie.
May 17, 2020
Momma Rosie I miss you so much. I miss your daily posts on Facebook with your encouragement. I want to thank you for making me a part of your family. I still can't believe your gone. I will love you forever and always.
May 17, 2020
she was loved by all she made awesome cakes and she made one for me and my wife for our wedding she and her family always been family to us and always will be she will be truly missed i was blessed to have known such a wonderful person i will be praying for the family who are all wonderful people love you all and may God bless you all