OBITUARY

Vigie Rocha Fry

September 20, 1928March 23, 2020

Vigie Rocha Fry, 91, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 surrounded by her loving family after a short but courageous battle with brain cancer. A visitation and funeral mass will be held at a later date. In the meantime, please visit www.mclarensresthavenchapel.com and leave an online condolence.

Vigie was born on September 20, 1928 in Valley Junction and was a graduate of Valley High School. She married William G. Rocha on September 30, 1950 and they were married for 32 years until his death in 1982. She then married Dick Fry in 1986 and they were married for 23 years until his death in 2009.

To be loved by Vigie was a blessing. She will be remembered for her generosity, loving smile and abundance of compassion for others. Vigie was a true angel on earth, a constant supporter of those she loved and had a gift for making everyone feel special. Above all, her life was rooted in her unwavering faith that God’s hand was guiding us all. It brought her a sense of peace and purpose that was palpable. She always made time to give back to her community through volunteer work at hospice, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and anywhere she could lend a helping hand. Vigie will be deeply missed by those that had the privilege of knowing and loving her.

Vigie is survived by her four children, Mark Rocha, Kevin Rocha (Mary), Monica Rocha-Smith (Bob), Michele Dawley (John) and step-daughter Teri Harvey (BJ), ten beloved grandchildren, Elizabeth Foote (Reese), Maria English (Jordan), Matthew, Jacob, Megan, Cecilia, Madeline, Rosalia, Elaina, and Will, great-granddaughter, Josie, and siblings Mary Pritchard, John, Joe and Phillip Munoz. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Carmen, Joe, Manuel Sr., Tom, Lupe, Manuel Jr, and Dick.

A special thanks to nurse Rachel at Unity Point Hospice for her expert care, compassion and kindness she extended to Vigie and her family. Memorials can be made to Unity Point Hospice - Comfort Therapies- 11333 Aurora Ave. Urbandale, IA 50322.

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Vincent& Roberta Bejarano

March 31, 2020

To the Rocha family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Thoughts return to the many happy times spent at the home on Walnut Street. May God Bless You

Sandy Condon

March 30, 2020

My prayers are with you all. It's always hard to lose a parent. It doesn't matter how old we are!

Julie Wahlig

March 29, 2020

Michelle - holding you and your family in my thoughts and prayers at this challenging time.
Your mom was Sunshine to many!!
Hang in there.
Love,
Julie Wahlig

Deanna Gray

March 29, 2020

I just heard of Vigie's passing at on-line mass this a.m. A kind and wonderful woman will be greatly missed. Her smile and caring words were so welcome at 8:00 a.m. Sunday mass. She always remembered our grandchildren's names and asked how they were doing. I will pray for her and know she is praying for all of us during this difficult time.
Deanna

Sandy Gracey

March 28, 2020

To Vigie's family - My heart hurts for you. She was so proud of each of you and you all cared for her so well before and during her illness. She was one of the sweetest, kindest, and most positive people and I was lucky to have known her! Sandy Gracey

John Murillo

March 27, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss! She was a beautiful Spirit one whom I grew to Love and Respect. She will truly be missed. My Prayers are with her Family. May she Rest In The Loving Arms of Our Lord Jesus.

Tone Murillo

March 27, 2020

What can I say? My father Louis was so bery fond of Vigie. They were very good friends. Such a lovely woman and true friend of my dad's. As for me we just clicked. She was my buddy. I will miss her so.

Janelle Carter

March 27, 2020

So sorry for your loss. It is tough to lose a parent, they are so special. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these trying times. Janelle and Joe Carter

Diane (Pierce)Stoecker

March 27, 2020

I worked with Vigie at Revenue. She was a sweet lady. Sorry for your loss.

Bertha Murillo

March 27, 2020

Dear Vigie Family,

I was blessed knowing Vigie and enjoying her caring and loving ways. I certainly was seeing an angel every time I was with her and she is now resting on God’s hands.

Receive my deepest sympathy.

Sincerely,
Bertha Murillo

FROM THE FAMILY