November 11, 1933 – January 5, 2020
Rose Nuñez Encinas, age 86, died on January 5th, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ. She passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside.
Rose was born on November 11th, 1933 in Phoenix, AZ to parents Maurilia and Augustin Nuñez. Rose is survived by her husband, Jesus G Encinas, her sister Josefina Cota, her daughter Yolanda Lang and son-in-law Bruce Lang, her grandchildren Jessica Camacho, Alesha Rojas and Brandon Lang, and several great-grandchildren whom she adored dearly. She is preceded in death by her parents and her son, Jesus “Jess” Encinas Jr.
Rose was a hard-working woman and loving mother to her children, Jess and Yolanda. She will be remembered as a beautiful, sweet, and caring person who always made time for her family and showered them with love, laughter, and affection. She especially loved to dote on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who brought her immense joy. Rose will be dearly missed by her loving husband, Jesus, whom she was married to for 63 beautiful years.
- Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
- Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
- Committal Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
January 12, 2020
I have literally thousands of memories of my dearest Aunt Rosa , but mostly I think of every Holiday ,.. every Mother's Day , every family gathering, birthdays ,.graduations, .she was sure to be there,.. come rain or shine . You brightened everyone's day , literally , Aunt Rosa , . with your beautiful smile , endearing laugh , and always so cheerful spirit , you gave so much of yourself to those you loved, and I hope we showed you that we loved you that much in return .
Words can be feeble at times and they cannot describe the heartache I feel and have felt since hearing the news of your passing on .., it is though a part of my life has been torn away,..you and my Mother, .besides being sisters, were also best friends and I don't remember ever hearing any cross words between you , I only remember the laughter and joy or sharing of family news, and sometimes sharing of tears , which I am shedding now.
Although petite, small in stature , you had a gigantic impact on those whose lives you touched ,.. and I always marveled at the way you could command attention and respect in any situation , and also at the strength both you and my Mother showed during any family crisis , bringing the family together , .. I will miss you so much,..I already do.
Thank you, Aunt Rosa , for all you did for us,..thank you for being such a loving and caring Aunt,..we love you, ..I love you forever ,,, I will try to follow your example of kindness to those around you, .and we will see you again !
January 10, 2020
I remember the first time I met Rosa. It felt like a special occasion, meeting her and Chuchi. Even the weather acknowledged the auspicious event, with actual snowflakes descending from the December night sky. It was snowing. In Phoenix.
From that night on, Rosa always welcomed me. I never got to spend a lot of time with her, but I heard so many stories from Ben. I know he considered Rosa to be his second Mom. And that Rosa was a "spirited" driver, with a running commentary on her fellow road warriors.
But most of all, I know that she loved, and was loved by her family. Rosa will be missed by many, but remembered fondly.