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Rose Mabel Rapoza

May 10, 1944 - September 26, 2017

Rose Mabel Rapoza, age 73, of Allen, Texas, passed away September 26, 2017.  Rose was born May 10, 1944, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Otto Omen and Maria Emilina (Garcia) Grant.  She married Alven Rapoza on May 11, 1962, in Hayward, California.  Rose grew up in San Ildefonso, New Mexico and attended schools in Los Alamos, New Mexico.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed crafting and spending time with her kids and grandkids.

She is survived by her husband, Alven Rapoza; daughters, Elizabeth Beasterfield, Rachel Imbrogno, and Andrea Atkinson and husband, Desmond, all of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Cody, Alyssa, Katelyn, Michael, and Riley; brother, Tommy Grant; and sisters, Belle Grant and Ruth Vigil.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Alven Rapoza, Jr., brother, Alex Grant, and sister, Bertha Grant.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Allen Heights Baptist Church in Allen, 1309 E. Main St., Allen, Texas, 75002.

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We are so sorry for your lost. When I think of Rose I see her setting on the second row of church with the biggest smile that just lit up the church. When I was in the choir I would always focus on her and she would give me the strength to sing. She was definitely a true Ray of Sunshine for me. We will miss her greatly but I will have the assurance of seeing her again in heaven. Steve and Kathy Ellis, October 6, 2017 Dear Al and family, We are saddened to hear of Rose's passing. She was a great lady who was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
John & Becky Howle, October 5, 2017 Al sending prayer for you and family, it has been a long road I know. JoAnn and Billy Long, October 5, 2017