Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

1615 South Fort Hood Road, Killeen, TX


Rosa Aleman

February 27, 1925June 10, 2019

Rosa Aleman Graveside services For Rosa Aleman will be 10:00am Friday June 14, 2019 at Killeen Memorial Park Cemetery. Rosa Aleman, 94, went to be with our Heavenly Father on June 10, 2019. Rosa was a long-time resident of Killeen, Texas, and member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, however, she had spent her last few years living with family in Leander, Texas. Rosa worked in the secretarial pool and on an assembly line in Germany during WWII helping the American Army, which is where she met her future husband, Jake. As an Army soldier’s wife, she raised her family as they traveled to many different posts. Once the family settled in at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, Rosa worked for the Killeen Independent School District for 24 years. Rosa was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1925 and immigrated to the United States in 1952, and she was proud to become a U.S. citizen in 1955. In 1994 Rosa was preceded in death by her loving husband of 42 years, Jacob “Jake” Aleman and in 2018 by her daughter Jacqueline Newton (husband Robin) of Converse, Texas. She leaves behind to honor her life sister Lola Dillenburger of Midland, her daughters Eleonore Hinkson (husband Floyd) of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Edna Stewart of Brenham, Texas, and her son Jake Aleman (wife Linda) of Leander, Texas, as well as two nieces, eleven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.


  • Jacob "Jake" Aleman, Husband
  • Lola Dillenburger, Sister
  • Jacqueline Newton, Daughter
  • Robin Newton, Son-in-law
  • Eleonore Hinkson, Daughter
  • Floyd Hinkson, Son-in-law
  • Edna Stewart, Daughter
  • Jake Aleman, Son
  • Linda Aleman, Daughter-in-law
  • Two Nieces

    Eleven Grandchildren

    Sixteen Great-Grandchildren

    One Great-Great Grandchild


  • Graveside Service Friday, June 14, 2019


Rosa Aleman

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Lorinda Stewart

June 12, 2019

Lorinda Stewart

June 12, 2019

I’m so fortunate to have been a part of Grandma’s life. I will forever cherish the many, many life stories. The time we spent cooking together, you teaching me some of your favorite German recipes. Our monthly shopping trips to Sam’s club and our many lunches. Thank you for the memories, the advice, the cake and the love.

Jericho Stewart

June 12, 2019

So very proud of Grandma and the life she lived, overcoming every challenge and obstacle she encountered. Grandma Rosa will be missed.

We were fortunate to have a large gathering of the family for her 94th birthday, where she spent time playing with the great grandchildren and posing for numerous pictures with all of us.