Barbara Louise Rosales – La Junta Tribune Démocrate


Barbara Louise Rosales, 70, of La Junta went peacefully to join Our Lord Thursday, March 31, 2022 at UC Health Memorial Hospital in Colorado – Springs. She was born on August 27, 1951 to Miguel Floyd & Viola Medina, Sr. in Pueblo. She graduated in 1970 from La Junta High School where she was a girl of letters and received the “Most School Spirit” award. In 1971 Barbara married Froilan J. Rosales, Jr in La Junta and lived the majority of her adult life in Southern California. Although this union was not permanent, Barbara remained in Southern California until her retirement from Elgar Electronics-AMETEK Programmable Power Inc., where she was Senior Buyer in the Government Products Division. Upon returning home, Barbara embraced her mother’s loving role as caregiver 3 after her father passed away in 2013. d Barbara was affectionately known as “Bobbie”, “Bob”, “Barb”, “Barbie” and ” Babbs”. to family and friends. Barbara was an avid Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies fan. She called the Denver Broncos “her babies.” Barbara enjoyed her vacation trips to e Laughlin, NV where she frequented casinos and entertainment shows. Barbara was a lover of w music, especially Oldies, Elvis Presley and Spanish music, but her family, friends and faith were her greatest loves. Barbara was a wonderful older sister and surrogate parent to her siblings, as well as a loving aunt to her nephews and nieces. Altruism and generosity were two of his greatest traits that showcased his personality. She represented the good – which we all need every day in our lives. We are proud to have been able to call Barbara our daughter, sister, aunt, godmother and friend. Barbara was predeceased by her father, Miguel Floyd Medina, Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Viola Medina de La a Junta; siblings, Miguel Floyd (Jean) Medina Jr., Eva t (Joe) Sanchez, Carl Medina all of Colorado Springs; o Nancy (Bill) Root of Montrose; Lisa (Paul) Sedillo of La Junta and Carla (Michael) Claudio of Colorado y Springs 16 nieces and nephews; 11 grand-nephews and y nieces; and five godchildren; also leaves to mourn her best friend, Pam Harvill, her special sister-in-law, Eunice r Rodriguez, many aunts, uncles, cousins ​​and friends and finally, Barbara’s beloved dog, Brownie aka “Twinkie”. Barbara loved fiercely and deeply and we are comforted to know that she is now at peace with Our Lord. She will be missed more than words can describe. The recitation of the Holy Rosary will take place on Friday April 22, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. followed by the commemorative mass at 10:00 a.m. with Father Joseph Matitu as officiant. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in La Junta. Feel free to wear your Denver Bronco or Colorado Rockies outfit. Online condolences can be made at Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home and Valley of Arkansas


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