Rosemary Soto

December 9, 2012 • Obituaries

Memorial services are scheduled on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel for Rosemary Soto (Grandma Rose), age 51.

Rosemary passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. As per her wishes, cremation will take place. Antonio Sanchez of Hagerman will officiate at the service.

Rosemary was born in Artesia to Bonifacio N. Sanchez and Maria B. Sanchez on Nov. 1, 1961. She married Eduardo Soto Sr., the love of her life, on Dec. 12, 1980, in Roswell. They would have celebrated their 32 years of marriage. Rosemary was a city employee for approximately 10 [auth] years.

She enjoyed spending time with family, especially at the “Stone House.” Her passion wasn’t only being surrounded by family but also cooking.

She was loved and admired for her willingness to help others in need. Rosemary was the matriarch of her immediate and extended family. Her outlook on life was truly inspired by a very special person in her life, her mother who raised her, Gloria Gavaldon-Sanchez. Rosemary would often credit Gloria for the morals that were instilled in her. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Eduardo, of the family home; her father Bonifacio N. Sanchez; her children, Karen Sanchez and Nick Montez, Yazmin and husband Frank Marquez, Zolia Soto and Eddy Soto; her grandchildren, Dezi, Shaddik, Sudden, Anthony and Gia Rose; her siblings, Bonifacio Sanchez Jr. of Roswell, Sergio and Nancy Flores of Odessa, Texas, Marisa Garcia of Clovis, Vonnie Sanchez of Roswell, Mike and Sonya Sanchez-Garcia of Roswell, Saul and Betty Sanchez of Denver City, Texas, and Rosemary’s beloved brother, Israel Sanchez, who meant the world to her as she did to him. The two heavily depended on each other and no other siblings could compare to the love Rosemary and Israel had for one another. Other survivors are numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her biological mother Maria B. Sanchez, whom she lost at a young age and her mother, who raised and loved Rosemary as her own, Gloria Gavaldon-Sanchez. She was also preceded in death by her son Eduardo Soto Jr.; her brothers, Frank Matta and Bobby Sanchez and niece Vonny (VonVon) Sanchez.

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Services are under the direction of Anderson- Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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