December 16, 2020 451 PM
Rosa Minjares Granado passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020, in Midland, Texas, at the age of 75. She entered this world July 15, 1945, in Marfa, Texas, to Nicholas and Maria Minjares. She was a lifelong Catholic and a lifelong resident of Pecos, Texas.
Rosa devoted 46 years of service to the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD. She served as an inspiration to many by obtaining her teaching degree later in life before officially retiring earlier this year. Many remember fondly that, for the last 10 years of her career, she planned to retire every year, only to decide to teach “just one more year.” Motivating her students was her passion, and it showed in her students and the community’s devotion to her. Rosa considered everyone to be her friend.
She was adventurous, loved to travel and loved to make people laugh. She loved to shop, especially when it came to buying gifts for her family and friends. She created a family Christmas tradition of attending Merry Market Place with her family every year, a tradition which will be dearly missed.
She is preceded in death by her father, Nicholas Minjares; her mother, Maria Minjares; her daughter, Marina Natividad; and her beloved, furry, 20-lb. companion, Baxter T. Prescott Granado.
She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Roger Granado; her sons Nicholas Granado of Glendale, California and Christopher Granado (Lupe) of Midland, Texas; her sister Mary Jane Hernandez (Willie) of Marfa; granddaughters Alexandra Espinoza (Chris) of Midland, Rowan Macias (Alex) of Odessa, Texas and Lauren Granado of Fayetteville, Arkansas; grandson Aaron Natividad of Denver City, Texas; great-grandchildren Jordan Espinoza and Evan Macias, as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.
Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, December 18, at 1 p.m. at the Marfa Cemetery
Pallbearers: Chris Espinoza, Glenn Ontiveroz, Ronnie Ontiveroz, Wesley Hernandez, Javier Hernandez and Aaron Natividad.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a rosary/mass service is being held for the immediate family only. Attendees to the graveside services are requested to follow appropriate COVID safety protocols, including maintaining social distancing and the use of face masks.
The family is forever grateful for the loving care and grace shown to Rosa by the Hope House in Midland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to the Gifts of Hope in Midland at:
P.O. Box 1323
Midland, Texas 79701