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Rosie “Rosa” Campos (Otero)


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Rosie “Rosa” Campos (Otero) died peacefully on June 3, 2018. She was 92.
Rosie is survived by her husband, Marcelino of Roswell, New Mexico; sons, David Campos of Roswell, New Mexico, Daniel (Rosalinda) Campos of El Paso, Texas; daughters, Linda (Oscar) Barr of Fort Worth, Texas, Darlene (Steve) Gonzales of Roswell, New Mexico, Loretta (Michael) O’Neil, of Roswell, New Mexico; grandchildren, Bradley Biggers, Mark Gonzales, Carolyn (Joshua) Cambridge, Tracey O’Neil, Ashley (Chase) Rueffer, Kyle O’Neil, Stephanie (Connor) Walker, Preston Barr, Dilauda Williams; great-grandchildren, Rocky Chipps, Halle Jo Cambridge, Josie Belle Cambridge, Lyza Lynn Cambridge and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Roger Campos; sister, Beatrice (Donicio) Romero; brother, Juan Otero, and her parents.
Rosie was born on April 5, 1926, in Capitan, New Mexico, to Enrique and Cesarita Otero. She had a traumatic childhood. Rosie was only one year old when her mother died, and she went to live with her maternal grandmother. At age 12, the next tragic event in her young life was the death of her father. She then lived with various family members until an aunt and uncle took her in to their home in Dexter, New Mexico, where she lived and eventually met her future husband, Marcelino. They were married on August 3, 1947. Their life together included living in Kansas City, Missouri, and Phoenix, Arizona, before settling in Roswell, New Mexico. During their 70 years of marriage, they raised six children. She returned to school and obtained her GED from ENMU Roswell in 1966 and went on to acquire her Nursing Assistant certificate retiring twice from the nursing profession.
Rosie spent many hours making beautiful ceramics winning 1st place on her very first entry at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair. She also enjoyed vegetable gardening, growing green chili, tomatoes and occasionally, carrots. Her grandchildren fondly remember pulling carrots from the garden with her. She framed her front yard with her favorite flowers – roses; diligently tending them, producing such magnificent blooms that attracted many admirers as well as local florists interested in purchasing.
Rosie was a generous individual who loved making you feel welcome in her home. No matter what time of day you visited, as soon as you walked in the door she wanted to make you something to eat. She loved her grandchildren and they loved going to “Nana’s.” They remember Nana rolling perfectly round tortillas, laughing at the tortilla shapes they made, then eating what they considered her “famous” bean burritos. Using her nursing skills, she often helped family members or friends in need, which sometimes required her to go to a nursing home or hospital during her free time. She will be missed by many.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM. June 9th, 2018, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home 2609 South Main Street, Roswell, New Mexico 88203 officiated by Pastor Doug Austin. Interment will be at South Park Cemetery. Celebrate Rosie’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a favorite memory or expression of sympathy for her family.
This Obituary Tribute was lovingly written by Rosie’s family.

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