LOS FUERTES — Rose Medina went home to be with her mother on April 6, 2020; with Juanita Maestas by her side.
Rose was the daughter of Delfino and Tonita Medina. She had one sister, Marie, who passed away as an infant.
Rose worked as a secretary for the Colorado State Extension Services and retired from there after 32 years. Most people knew Rose for her 22 years of dedication to the 4-H program. The 4-H program was her love.
After retirement, Rose worked at Centennial School District as a teacher’s aid. She brought many smiles to both the students and staff for 15 years.
One of Roses’ greatest accomplishments was in 2011, where she received Small Acreage Landowner Conservationist of the Year. Her farm was everything to her.
Rose loved football -- she always said if she was young, she would marry Tom Brady.
Rosie fought this battle with cancer with every bit of strength that she had. She was so strong; her faith throughout this journey was amazing. She outlived any expectations the doctors gave her.
In the end, cancer did not win this battle, Rose did; because she has been reunited with her mother whom she missed so much.
A private funeral service was held on April 8, 2020; following her burial at the San Francisco Cemetery.
Once restrictions of COVID – 19 are lifted, a Celebration of Roses Life for all her family and friends will be held at her ranch in Los Fuertes. Arrangements are in the care of Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.