OBITUARY

Rosa E. Moralez

August 31, 1928April 11, 2019

Rosa E. Moralez passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family after a brief illness.

She was born in Colima, Mexico to Manuel Luna and Maria de Jesus Lopez Luna. In the 1950’s, she proudly became an American citizen and lived in Rochester, NY and in Saginaw, Michigan. She moved to San Antonio where she raised her 4 young children. As a single parent, she worked at Handy Andy Supermarket and worked weekend jobs to support her children. Rosa was civic-minded, and she was a Union Representative and Organizer, and proudly marched alongside Cesar Chavez in San Antonio. After raising her children, she retired from Handy Andy Supermarket. She and her husband enjoyed traveling to Mexico, Corpus Christi and to Port Aransas. They especially enjoyed meeting their breakfast club friends every morning at a local restaurant.

For over 45 years, Rosa was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. She was a pillar of strength and a shining example to her family. She instilled in her family a strong work ethic, moral character, perseverance, and a love for family.

Rosa was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Juan F. Moralez, who passed away on April 4, 2019. She is survived by her 4 children, Richard Miles (Juanita), Lorraine Miles Diaz (Tom), Cheryl Miles Galindo (Henry), and Lupita Miles Arteritano (Joseph); 10 grandchildren, Tommy Diaz, Matthew Diaz, Kimberly Morales, Bryan Narvaez, Michelle Alvarez, Sarah Rose Strey, Juanito Hernandez, William Miles, Alejandra Miles, and Richard Miles; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She will forever be loved and missed by her family and all who knew her.

The family will be receiving friends for a Visitation at Roy Akers Funeral Home - 515 N. Main Ave. 78205 - on Wednesday, April 24 from 6 PM to 9 PM, with a Rosary to be recited at 7 PM. A Funeral Procession will depart on Thursday, April 25 at 9:30 AM and arrive at St. Gabriel Catholic Church - 747 SW 39th St. 78237 - for Mass at 10 AM. Burial will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd. 78209 - at 11:30 AM in Shelter #3, where she will be laid to rest alongside her husband, Mr. Juan F. Moralez.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her 4 children, Richard Miles (Juanita), Lorraine Miles Diaz (Tom), Cheryl Miles Galindo (Henry), and Lupita Miles Arteritano (Joseph); 10 grandchildren, Tommy Diaz, Matthew Diaz, Kimberly Morales, Bryan Narvaez, Michelle Alvarez, Sarah Rose Strey, Juanito Hernandez, William Miles, Alejandra Miles, and Richard Miles; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • Rosary Service

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

Memories

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Sarah Rose Hernandez Strey

April 25, 2019

Grandma, you were my friend, teacher, and inspiration. Thank you for all that you have given to us. I love you and miss you.

Kimberly Morales

April 24, 2019

Grandma Rose, we miss you so much. I treasure the memories of walking into your home, la fiesta or any other place we had a gathering. You smiled, told stories and we laughed a lot. You encouraged, believed in and prayed for us. Your strength and love for your family was amazing. I love you and I’m so thankful God hand picked you to be our beautiful Grandma.

Lorraine Diaz

April 23, 2019

My beautiful mother. Follower of Christ. Strong. Brave. Precious. Loving. Loved. Adored. Missed. In my heart forever.

Michelle Alvarez

April 23, 2019

My Grandma Rose created great memories for each of us. Her food tasted soooooo good. Everything she made had special ingredients or a special preparation. She would drive to Nuevo Laredo to buy us the most colorful piñatas for our birthdays. She kept us entertained with games of Loteria and always had a bag of beans to mark your card. She was an excellent storyteller (I’m still scared of La Llorona). She encouraged all of us to travel, work hard and save money. And for certain when you walked into her home you would be offered something to eat and if you weren’t hungry then you still got some fruit.

Her love for La Virgen de Guadalupe was beautiful. Her love for God and dedication to her faith was admirable and inspirational.

This young lady from Colima, Mexico was a determined, independent and loving person.
I’m so very proud of the life she created for herself, her children and for all of her family.

See you in my dreams ❤️

Tom Diaz

April 20, 2019

Thank you "Senora" for your kindness, for taking time to listen, for being grateful for things large and small, for your beautiful smile, for your hugs and kisses, for your wise (and humorous) dichos, but most of all thank you for loving us so very much. I'll always think of you and always love you.

Lorraine Diaz

April 18, 2019

My beautiful mother. Follower of Christ. Strong. Brave. Precious. Loving. Loved. Adored. Missed. In my heart forever.

Michelle Alvarez

April 17, 2019

My Grandma Rose created great memories for each of us. Her food tasted soooooo good. Everything she made had special ingredients or a special preparation. She would drive to Nuevo Laredo to buy us the most colorful piñatas for our birthdays. She kept us entertained with games of Loteria and always had a bag of beans to mark your card. She was an excellent storyteller (I’m still scared of La Llorona). She encouraged all of us to travel, work hard and save money. And for certain when you walked into her home you would be offered something to eat and if you weren’t hungry then you still got some fruit.

Her love for La Virgen de Guadalupe was beautiful. Her love for God and dedication to her faith was admirable and inspirational.

This young lady from Colima, Mexico was a determined, independent and loving person.
I’m so very proud of the life she created for herself, her children and for all of her family.

See you in my dreams ❤️

Janie Caballero

April 16, 2019

All though I never met your mom, just by every story you would share with me , I know she was an amazing woman - she will be missed by your family but know that she will live in your hearts forever! God Bless everyone who’s hearts she touched.

Cheryl Galindo

April 16, 2019

My precious momma, You always had a saying “come on Cheer up”. I will miss you deeply and will hold you close to my heart forever.

Henry Galindo

April 16, 2019

Missing your beautiful smile and your strong spirit. I will pray for you and think of you every day. May you Rest In Peace with our Lord Jesus Christ. Forever loving and forever loved.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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