Rose Marie Mullinix
September 1, 1930 – July 18, 2019
Rose Marie Mullinix loving mother and grandmother, passed away on July 18, 2019 at the age of 88. Rose was born on September 1, 1930 to Yugoslavian Immigrant parents Peter and Helena Butala in San Francisco California. She attended college in San Francisco and later traveled abroad working as a stenographer. Rose married Bernard Louis Mullinix in April 1957 in San Francisco. The happy couple then moving permanently to San Jose in 1964. They raised 3 children. Rose lived at their home until her passing. Rose worked as a court stenographer and taught classes in court reporting at West Valley Community College. She later worked as a legal secretary for the District Attorney of Santa Clara, among several others. She retired in 1997 and enjoyed traveling all over the world, including several trips to the Holy Land. She also enjoyed going to the gym, Costco runs and gardening. Her favorite afternoon respite was watching her beloved Giants play baseball, of which she was an avid fan. She was a caring and compassionate woman who was a devout Catholic and a Eucharistic minister administering the eucharist to people who could not attend mass. Rose was preceded in death by her husband Ben and her sisters Josephine and Francis. She is survived by her son Mark, and daughters Theresa Cummings, Lorraine (Lori) Wilson, her son-in-law William and four grand-daughters Crystal, Lauren, Leah and Lindsey. A Viewing will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in the Chapel of Roses room on Saturday July 27th from 10-2. A rosary will be held from 1-2. A Funeral Service and Mass will be held at Holy Family Church 4848 Pearl Ave. San Jose, Ca. 95136 on August 1st at 10 a.m. A gravesite interment will follow. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
- Visitation Saturday, July 27, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, August 1, 2019
Rose Marie Mullinix
July 27, 2019
Rose & I met at Holy Family Parish when we were Stephens Ministers together. I moved to Arizona in 1987 but we continued to travel all over to many states. We went to Hawaii many times, Rome, Assisi, & Florence in 2000 then to Quebec Canada & Toronto after that to find where my Dad was born. She flew out to do a road trip with me for my 50th high school reunion. She has been such a dear friend for so long. I had a trip scheduled in September to help her celebrate her 89th birthday. I'm sad we won't have that time together. I really missed us traveling together when her health got bad & she couldn't travel. She will be sorely missed as she was like a sister to me. She was such a beautiful Christian woman. When I needed prayers for friends & family I could always call her for prayers for them. I know she's up in heaven with her two sisters.
July 26, 2019
Ben and Rose Marie were part of our childhood. I happened to find a shot of the two of them in 1970. RIP. You will always remain in my prayers.
July 26, 2019
TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND CLASSIEST WOMAN IN THE WHOLE WORLD. SHE PUT FAMILY & GOD ABOVE ALL ELSE, AND CARRIED OUT HER DUTIES HERE ON EARTH TO THE FULLEST OF HER ABILITIES WITH DIGNITY, EVEN AT TIMES WHEN HER HEART BROKE, ROSE MARIE NOT ONLY UNDERSTOOD HER DUTIES TO OTHERS, BUT CARRIED OUT HER DUTIES WITH A HEART OF LOVE SHINING THROUGH, KNOWING & TRUSTING, GOD WOULD SEE HER & GET HER THROUGH.
I KNOW GOD HAS SEEN FIT TO NOW LET HER REST, AS ALL HER JOBS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED ON EARTH, & THOSE AROUND HER HAVE LEARNED TO BE STRONG AND CARRY ON IN HER NAME AND HONOR.
SHE NOW SITS AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD.
FAMILY, ALL OF US, ARE SO PROUD AND ENRICHED FOR HAVING KNOWN HER. WHAT A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL! SHE HAS TAUGHT ME MUCH, NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN! SO GLAD SHE IS MY SISTER, SUE'S GODMOTHER, & MADE US FAMILY! ROSE MARIE WILL NOW COMPLETE THE CIRCLE OF FAMILY, BEN, HER SISTERS, & OTHER FAMILY & FRIENDS THAT HAVE GONE BEFORE HER, AND GUIDE HER HOME.
Jackie and Don Pajda
July 25, 2019
Again am sending hugs to Rose's "kids" and grandchildren. She leaves a big hole in our hearts. Her wish is that we love one another. Please stay in touch with us. Thanks for all you are doing to make her farewell so special.
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