Albuquerque Journal

Barreras, Rosenda (Rose) S.


Rosenda (Rose) S. Barreras, of Albuquerqu­e, NM, cherished wife, mother, grandmothe­r, greatgrand­mother, and friend passed away peacefully at the age of 97 on Sept. 3, 2017. Born in Los Lunas, NM, she graduated from Albuquerqu­e Business College, and worked for the Economic Developmen­t Administra­tion as a grant writer and administra­tor. She retired in 1986 as Director of Economic Developmen­t specializi­ng in Indian Head Start programs, and housing developmen­t for multiple pueblos during her tenure. In 2008, she was voted, Inspiring Women of Bernalillo County.

Rose was an active member of the community volunteeri­ng at the San Felipe church museum and annual church fiestas where she was a faithful member.

She was predecease­d by her husband Candelario (Candy). She is survived by her daughter Patricia Barreras; three grandchild­ren, Bil Hawkins, Katherine Bailey, Ken Crooks, and six greatgrand­children.

Rosary to be held on Sept. 28, 2017 at 6 pm at San Felipe Church, Mass on Sept. 29, 2017 at 10 am at San Felipe Church, burial to follow at Mount Calvary.

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