Helen O. Rosas, age 100, peacefully passed away at home on Sunday, April 30th surrounded by family. She was born on January 31, 1923, in Globe, Arizona and was the eldest daughter of the late Luis and Francisca Ordaz.
Helen is survived by her daughters Susan “Supi” Pimental and Gloria Navarro, both of Carson City, Nevada and Luci Perez of San Dimas, California; sons Maurice Rosas of Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Lou Rosas of Discovery Bay, California; sons-in-law Jesse Pimental, David Navarro and Ricky Perez; daughters-in-law Margie Rosas and Lisa Rosas; sister Esther Rodriguez of Canyon Country, California; sister-in-law Teresa Ordaz; 8 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 57 years Mauricio “Wicho” Rosas; her brothers Arthur, Johnny, and Eddie; sisters Mary Lou, Sally, and Delia; and grandsons Luis Rosas and Desi Navarro.
In 1985, Helen moved to Carson City and quickly became one of the most cherished treasures to all whose path she crossed. From those she met while sitting in the bleachers cheering at her grandchildren’s sporting events, to the many casino employees she met while sitting at her favorite slot machine, everyone instantly fell in love with her.
Helen was adventurous, loved to drive, travel, and go to Disneyland, but her favorite activity was her weekly check-in calls with her children, which she always ended with “I Love You More”. Her approach to life was very simple, trust in your faith, be good to yourself, be close to your family, love unconditionally, and always be happy.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center for their compassionate care during Helen’s short stay. We’d also like to thank all our family and friends for their
support and prayers.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on May 19th at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church followed by burial at Lone Mountain Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00pm – 3:00pm on May 18th at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley.