MISSION – Dora M. Rosales, 88, passed away on April 10, 2016 in Memorial City Health and Rehabilitation in Houston.
Born on Dec. 2, 1927, Mrs. Rosales was raised in Mission and graduated from Mission High School. She raised five children with her husband of 41 years Ramon Rosales.
She and her sisters operated a beauty salon in Mission, was a public health administrator for Hidalgo County, and later became an administrative assistant for the Catholic Diocese of Galveston. She retired at the age of 79 after serving as a bookkeeper for the Immigration Counseling Center in Harris County and for her son’s law office in Mission.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Braulio and Refugia Martinez; husband, Ramon Rosales; and son, Luis Jaime Rosales.
Survivors include her children, Laura Rosales, Ramon Rosales Jr., Rene Rosales and Daniel Rosales; sisters, Concepcion Solis and Maria Elena Watkins; and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be held on Thursday, April 14, from 3 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, April 15, at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial follows at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen.