Rosa (Rose) De La Cruz Vasquez, 75, of Amarillo, died Sunday, October 18, 2020 at her residence surrounded by family and friends.
A Rosary service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at St. Laurence Catholic Church with Father Shane Wieck officiating. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
Rose was born on December 3, 1944, in Taylor, Texas to Sabas and Raymunda De La Cruz. She had beloved children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many adopted grandchildren. She was loved by many. She loved to sew, crochet, and spend time with all of her grandchildren. Rose was always a caregiver, she took care of, raised, and shaped so many lives. She gave advice and helped spiritually, emotionally, and mentally and was a bedrock for many. She was crafty and had that laugh where you thought you were being slick or funny but if she didn’t approve her laugh would tell you. She made good food and was always ready and willing to feed anyone and everyone. Rose wanted everyone to know she loved them and to be happy. She will be watching over us and to always remember she loved all of us so much.
Rose was preceded into the afterlife by her father, mother, two brothers, a granddaughter, one son, and her best friend. She is survived by two daughters, Veronica De La Cruz and husband Alfonso and Angela Apodoca and husband Carlos, all of Amarillo; two sons, Ernesto De La Cruz of Hereford and Robert De La Cruz and wife Maria of Amarillo; three brothers, Pete, Jose, and Jesse; three sisters, Josie, Virginia, and Dominga; thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.