Rosie Rosales

December 29, 1937November 13, 2020

Rosie Rosales, 82, of Phoenix, Arizona entered into heaven on November 13, 2020. Rosie was born on December 29, 1937 in San Antonio, Texas to Rosie Wisnoski and Elias Garcia, one of four children. Rosie grew up in Houston, Texas. She had a career as a key punch operator in Brockton, Massachusetts. Rosie loved crocheting, but her true love was her family.

Rosie leaves behind her daughters Christina “Tina” Rosales-Stoffle and Ruth Brown; sister Chris Ramer; grandchildren Jeffrey Jason Maile, Elizbeth Steele, Matthew Steele, Ronald Lee Stoffle Jr., Christopher Michael Stoffle, Roy Brown IV, Kristyn Brown and Kaylee Brown: great grandchildren Kiley Brown, Ronald “Trey” Lee Stoffle III, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Rosie is preceded by her parents Rosie and Elias; children Jose “Joe” Raul Rosales, Juana “Jane” Helene Steele and John Anthony Rosales; sister’s Juanita Hopkins and Genevieve Twardowski.

Due to Covid, services have been postponed to a future date. In lieu of flowers donations to Saint Jerome Catholic Church, 10815 N 35th Ave Phoenix AZ 85029, are appreciated.


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Ruth Brown

November 18, 2020

My mom was very creative. In fact her mother and sisters as well. My aunt Chris the queen of creativity but they were all talented in arts and crafts.. I have to say they that was the cherished memory with my mom. Whether it was a new pattern or stitch I learned and the excitement . My mother was more talented then I , but I never gave up trying. She was so patient when it came to threading my sewing machine. One time I wanted poncho’s for Kristyn and Kaylee. There was only a short time before Easter. I dropped off the supplies at grandma’s house( my moms). Of course they were done in time. I miss her very much!

Gina Mickelson

November 16, 2020

Aunt Rosie has been a dear friend as well as a devoted member of our family. She was so very small physically, but the strongest person I’ve ever met. The harships she has endured would buckle the knees of Goliath, but she has shown grace, love and an immeasurable comfort to her family in navigating their painful losses. My admiration for her will live in my heart for the rest of my life.

Marvin Jones

November 16, 2020

Rosie is my friend Tina’s mom, that’s how I came to know her. She was kind to me always and was a delightful lady to talk with. She was clearly a good mom as shown by the type of person Tina is. My heart goes out to her family and friends.