March 14, 1951 – May 13, 2018
Grabenhorst – Juanita Annabella, 67, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at home in Central Point Oregon with her family following a long illness.
She leaves two sons, (oldest son) Rodney Grabenhorst and his wife Carrie Grabenhorst and (youngest son) Daniel Grabenhorst and his wife Tammy Grabenhorst; one sister Cynthia Suguira, and one brother Russell Rosales and four grandchildren. Born in San Francisco California to the daughter of Raymond Jesus Rosales and mother Ramona Alisida Medina. Juanita was a long time resident of the Rogue Valley area after her family move up from the bay area in the late 60’s. After graduating from Medford Senior High in 1970, she married her best friend, soul mate and lifelong partner until Eugene passed in 2015. Juanita worked many years for Associated Fruit Company along with her husband who was a career orchardist. She also worked many years at Micro Trains in Talent Oregon. Juanita loved to paint, work in the yard and spend time with her family. Juanita had a love for life and people, she love old Motown music, which included dancing. Juanita will be missed by many. A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 AM, Friday, May 25, 2018 at the VA National Cemetery, near Eagle Point Oregon.
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Eagle Point National Cemetery
2763 Riley Road
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Carrie (Grabenhorst) Sides
May 16, 2018
I first met Juanita in June of 1970. I was down visiting Uncle Hank's and she was then engaged to my double cousin, Gene. She was kind to me then, the younger, tag-a-long cousin (I was 13). On one occasion when I was visiting after her marriage (at their home off the freeway) she had just finished a painting on an old piece of wood she had found. "Here, you can have this. Just wait a few days for the paint to dry and you can take it home with you." That painting has adorned my walls wherever I have lived since I was 16. To me, it "pictures" what Juanita was to me: generous, giving, kind, talented, sharing. I have an ache in my heart that she has died. Love and hugs to her family. Remember, I loved her, too.