Rosalie M. Parker, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed from this life and entered Heaven’s gates on October 8, 2019 at the age of 83.
Rosalie was born on November 18, 1935 in Raton, NM. She grew up in Albuquerque where she met her future husband, Don. She worked hard in her jobs at Mountain Bell and Eberline Instruments, but her favorite jobs were wife, mother and grandmother. Her family meant everything to her. She delighted in seeing her twin grandchildren grow and mature into young adulthood. Nothing would perk her up as much as a visit or a call from one of them. She and Papa (Don) would pick them up from elementary school and take them for ice cream . . . “a break”, she would say. She taught them “a few choice words”, and spoiled fishing forever by taking them to Shady Lakes. Of course, she also taught them how to make the best red chile enchiladas and her Christmas cookies. She leaves them with 26 years of wonderful memories and hearts full of love. Rosalie also enjoyed music and dancing and, of course, Elvis.
Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Rosie Stevens, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and her doting husband of 62 years, Denzil (Don) Parker. In the couple of years since his passing, as her memory failed, she never gave up on seeing Don again. She asked for him at least once per day, and most days was waiting for him to get home from work or a ball game. We can be assured that she is beside him right now, holding his hand, content and smiling.
Rosalie is survived by her daughter, Donna Rose Parker Sauter, and son in law, David Sauter, her grandchildren, Mathias William Parker Sauter and Carissa Rose Sauter, her brother, William (Bill) Stevens and sister in law, Priscilla Stevens, and her sister, Dolores Abraham. She is also survived by a number of other loving relatives, caregivers and friends. She will be sorely missed by all. . . she was full of life, fun-loving, and she was tenacious.
In the last few years, Rosalie was lovingly cared for by her daughter and several amazing caregivers. They faithfully tended to her needs so that she could live content and happy. Rosalie’s family wishes to thank those who provided care and support with heartfelt and warmest gratitude.
A memorial service to celebrate Rosalie’s life will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019, 2:00 p.m., at Asbury United Methodist Church, 10000 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 2:00 p.m., interment following. Memorial donations may be sent to Asbury United Methodist Church.
Daniels Family Funeral Services
7601 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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