Rosita “Rosie” Ornelas


Rosita “Rosie” Ornelas
Rosita “Rosie” Ornelas

Rosita “Rosie” Ornelas, 75, of Amarillo, TX died Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Rosary will be at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd.  Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 20, 2021, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  The family asks that everyone wear a mask to the services.

Rosie was born March 25, 1946, in Amarillo, TX to Nazario and Ascencion Maestas.

She married Arturo “Art” Ornelas on November 12, 1966, in Amarillo.

Rosie was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and was a very devoted Catholic. Rosie was an amazing mother, her commitment to her four children never wavered. She was also so proud of all her grandchildren’s accomplishments. Her children and grandchildren were a part of her everyday life whether it be going to a game, walking in the mornings, or those long phone conversations. Rosie loved cooking for her family, caring for her plants and flowers, going to the casinos, and traveling with Art.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; two sisters; and one great-grandchild.

Survivors include her husband, Arturo “Art” Ornelas, of Amarillo, TX; two sons, Stephen Ornelas, and Thomas Ornelas and wife Vanessa, all of Amarillo, TX; two daughters, Kathy Ornelas, and Teresa Soria and husband Michael, all of Amarillo, TX; a sister, Nellie Hernandez and husband Alfredo, of Tulia, TX; eleven grandchildren, Vanessa, Jonathan, Drew, Raela, Jammie, Jackie, Christian, Justin, Jaelin, Savanna, and Sidney; and six great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be available on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from Noon – 5:00 P.M., and Sunday, September 19, 2021, from Noon – 6:00 P.M., at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

10 Replies to “Rosita “Rosie” Ornelas”

  1. Heartbroken when I read the news. The world lost a wonderful lady that I didn’t get to spend years getting to know but the few times I was blessed to spend time with Rosie definitely left a special place on my heart for this beautiful woman! Thomas & Kathy as well as the entire family, you are in my thoughts & prayers. Rest In Peace Rosie! You will be greatly missed by some so many. 🌹❤️
    Please let me know if there is anything at all I can do for your family!

  2. Rosie, you were very special to anyone who knew you. You made a great impression on the lives around you. Many of us worked with you whether at school or Mervyn’s and grew to ha e a wonderful appreciation for your dedication to excellence. You are lived and missed my friend, Rest in Peace.❤

  3. We are heartbroken ROSIE
    We love you, may you Rest In Peace
    Your Denver Cousins Joe, Patsy Mike, Louie, Johnny, Rick , Penny and Arlene

  4. My deepest condolences to the Ornelas & Maestas families for the loss of Rosie. She always greeted you with a smile. Prayers for the family & friends as they get through this difficult time. God Bless you all.🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽

  5. May Rosie Rest In Peace In the Loving Arms of Our Lord Jesus Christ and Savior. God Bless Her loving family. 🙏🏽

  6. Rosie was a great friend. So many memories Golfing was always so much fun. A great Lady. Prayers for all the family.

  7. I was so blessed to meet her. She would come visit her grandson my coworker and friend all the time!! She will definitely be missed! Praying for strength for the family💗💗

  8. I love ❤️ you ms Rosie & I will truly miss seeing you & Nellie together whether it be at a casino or Walmart! I pray for your soul & I pray that Art & your children be given strength & courage as they say not goodbye to you but we will see you again someday. God will take care of all that needs to be done. Rest In Paradise to a fine & precious lady..

  9. We are heartbroken on the passing of sweet Rosie. She was very special. Praying you find peace and comfort in all the memories.

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