Rosanna (Rose) Lynn (Trujillo) Flores, 64, of San Diego, CA, peacefully passed away from COVID, surrounded by her loving family, in Newport, OR, on September 12, 2021.
Rose was the second-born of 5 children, born on August 26, 1957, in Denver, CO, to Lucy (Sandoval) and Phil Trujillo. She was raised in Brighton, CO, and graduated from Brighton High School in 1975. Upon moving to San Diego, Rose met and married the love of her life, Felipe (Leeps) Flores on August 23, 1985. Together they made their home in San Diego, CA, where they raised their two lovely daughters, Ashlee and Amber.
In Brighton, Rose worked as a veterinary technician. Upon moving to San Diego, she worked for Cal 1st Union Bank as an executive secretary, eventually retiring as an escrow officer. She also obtained her certification as a massage therapist and volunteered at her local hospital, giving massages to cancer patients. She later attended and graduated, with high honors, from San Diego Mesa College in August, 2011, obtaining two Associate Degrees; Psychology and Art-Fine Art – Two Dimensional Emphasis.
Rose enjoyed traveling and visiting family, several times extending a planned “2-week” visit into a “6- to 12-month” stay when her family was in need of help. Rose also loved dancing, gardening, cooking, canning, and baking. At home, and on her visits, she would clean out the fruits in the yards of those she visited, making and sharing jams, pies, empanadas, breads, and tamales. Rose was an extremely talented artist in many mediums: sketching, painting, photography, and clay. However, she will be most remembered for her breathtaking watermelon, fruit, and vegetable carvings. Everywhere she visited, she made these carvings for professional, family, and friends’ events.
Even with all that she accomplished, her most cherished moments were spent with her husband, daughters, in-laws, and especially her two precious, young grand-daughters, November and Cambria. She loved them so much and they were always thrilled to see “Nana” when she visited.
Rose left us too soon. She lived as she died, with her strong faith and love of God, courage, and tremendous love for her family and friends. She inspired us with her beautiful zest for life, kindness, gentleness, generosity, patience, gracefulness, and phenomenal talent as an artist.
In addition to her husband and parents, Rose is survived by her daughters; Ashlee Flores (Newport , OR) and Amber Flores (San Diego, CA); grand-daughters, November and Cambria Conte; parents-in-law, Josephine and Miguel Flores Jr. (San Diego, CA); and sisters, Victoria (Dennis) Young, Sharon Timmerman, Donna (Gean) Abbott, all of Brighton, CO, and Gayleen (Terry) Meyers of Henderson, NV; and 4 nieces and nephews. Rose is preceded in death by brother-in-law, Kim Timmerman.
Due to COVID, funeral services will be delayed. They are tentatively planned for June of 2022, in both San Diego, CA, and Brighton, CO.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rose’s name to “Wounded Warrior Project” or “Guide Dogs for the Blind”; both organizations being near and dear to her heart.
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