Rosa Lara Hignojos

June 1, 1945August 3, 2018
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Rosa Lara Hignojos age 73, of Odessa, Texas passed away at her residence, Friday August 3, 2018.

She was born in Pecos, Texas, on June 1, 1945 to Ladislao Lara and Maria Rivera. Rosa was a homemaker and a Christian catholic. She married Adan A. Hignojos in 1963 in Pecos,Texas.

Her parents, one daughter, Rosita Hignojos, two sisters, Ricarda Neely and Socorro Ronquillo, three brothers, Secundino, Guadalupe and Chuy Lara precede her in death.

She is survived by her husband Adan A. Hignojos of Odessa, Texas three daughters Janet Hignojos, Sandra Hignojos, and Nancy Rangel and husband Robert all of Odessa, Texas, two sons Larry Rodriguez of Bakersfield, California and David Hignojos and wife Paula of Odesssa, Texas. two Sisters Terri Lara of Bakersfield, California and Rita Matta of Odessa, Texas, and one brother Vicente Lara of Chandler, Arizona

Rosa has fifteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

Visitation will be Wednesday August 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 pm. Rosary at 7:00 pm. at Odessa Funeral Home Chapel 1700 N. Jackson Odessa, Texas. Funeral Mass will be 10a.m. Thursday, August 9, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 612 E. 18th St. Odessa, Texas.

Burial will follow at Ector County Cemetery in the Odessa II section. Arrangements entrusted to Odessa Funeral Home


  • Ladislao Lara, Father
  • Maria Rivero, Mother
  • Adan A. Hignojos, Husband
  • Rosita Hignojos, Daughter
  • Ricarda Neely, Sister
  • Socorro Ronquillo, Sister
  • Secundino Lara, Brother
  • Guadalupe Lara, Brother
  • Chuy Lara, Brother
  • Janet Hignojos, Daughter
  • Sandra Hignojos, Daughter
  • Nancy and Robert Rangel, Daughter
  • Larry Rodriguez, Son
  • David and Paula (Wife) Hignojos, Son
  • Terri Lara, Sister
  • Rita Matta, Sister
  • Rosa also leaves fifteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson to cherish her memory.

  • Henry Belis Jr.
  • Joseph Belis
  • Zachary Jaquez
  • Nicholas Rangel
  • Michael Jaquez
  • Jonathan Hignojos
  • Joangel Carrasco


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Rosary Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, August 9, 2018

Rosa Lara Hignojos

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Nolberta Ornelas

August 9, 2018

My Tia Rosa was one of the strongest Women I knew. All the Women, in this family, were smart, strong, loving, kind and determined. I grew up watching my Grand Mother, Mom and Tias had a very close relationship. Cooking and preparing food for all, us, kids. Sitting at the kitchen table, eating and enjoying one anothers company, after everyone else ate.
You will always live in my heart and my memories.

Valerie Belis

August 9, 2018

My Nana, ohhh were to start my nana is the most biggest hearted 💗 person I know. No matter what her situation was she was always willing to help anybody. She always saw the good in everyone never judged others. I love 💖 to hear how many people love my nana and how many people she helped or had such a huge empact on. I am so thankful and blessed to have had my nana to be able to call her mine. Am gonna miss driving you crazy with all our Snapchat pictures am gonna miss you so much 😘 but I know that I can’t be selfish and I know you are not suffering, hurting, or in pain anymore. I know you are with God and all your loved ones who have passed before you. I can just picture how amazingly beautiful you look. We are truly going to be missing such an amazing women but this is not good bye nana this is see you later until we meet in your amazing kingdom. I love you Nana times infinity 💫 and beyond.

Hope Espinoza

August 7, 2018

When you loose someone in your family it always makes you think of the good times you had with that person. As an adult i remember back to when I was a kid and the places that felt like home.
My Tia Rosa’s house was one of those places. I remember ALWAYS asking my Mom & Tata if we were going to Tio & Tia’s house on Friday nights. If for whatever reason we didn’t go on Friday night I would ask on Saturday if we were going. I probably got some “como friegas” remarks, but it was always worth a shot! Lol! I remember cracking nuts out of the bowl of mixed nuts that was always on the dining room table, or having a treat from a plate of sweets bread that could also be on on hand, while the adults were visiting and drinking coffee. She always spoke to me like I was important during these visits, and not like a kid that was sitting in on their conversations. This is the true Tia Rosa way of welcoming you into her home. Her door was always open to anyone. I remember my Tia standing in the kitchen cooking during a lot of visits with her girls helping along side her. This is where the line of fabulous cooks in our family starts, all the hard working Tia’s & Tio’s teaching us what Welita & Welito taught them.
Tia Rosa would always welcome everyone with a hug and a kiss and a heartfelt welcome. A welcome that was sincere. A welcome that won’t be forgotten. A kind of welcome that could even make a stranger feel welcomed. She had a heart of gold and loved visiting with her family, and who could forget her joyful spirit and ways of always making jokes and laughing.
My Tia will be truly missed and we will never forget her, but I am glad that her heart of gold remains in the heart of all of her children and grandchildren. I see so much of her in each of you. Each one of you have her kind, loving, gentle heart. She will live through all of you and I hope this brings each one of you peace.
I love you my cousins!
Larry Lara Rodriguez, David, Nancy Rangel, Janet HignojosSandy

Amber Watts

August 6, 2018

My Nana, no words could express the kind and beautiful soul she had. She knew to warm your heart with her smile. She could brighten your darkest days with a single touch of her gentle hands. Her heart was so kind and full of love that you would never feel alone or afraid. My heart is so torn knowing I have to continue on the earthly world without her physical presence but at the same time is overwhelm with joy knowing she’s in God grace and able to join her parents and sibling that have gone before her. Her life is just now beginning and she will be amongst the angels dancing in Heaven in eternal life. Till we meet again I will miss you dearly and will carry your memory with me forever and always. I love you Nana

Familia Ramirez

August 5, 2018

Mis condolencias para la familia. Y que el Dios de todo consuelo le de paz en estos momentos difíciles. (2 Corintios 1:3,4)