Maria Arcadia (Calla) Montelongo Rosales passed peacefully in her home while surrounded by family on September 4, 2021, at the age of 87. She was born January 12, 1934, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico to Heliodoro and Petra Montelongo. She married Alfredo Rosales on December 26, 1957, and they shared 49 years together. She was co-founder of Montelongo's Mexican Restaurant. Maria was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, a Guadalupana, and a Cursillista. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and Bible studies. She will be remembered for her hugs and kisses. She never knew a stranger and had unconditional love for her family, work family, and friends.
Those left to cherish her memory are her three daughters Yolanda Herrera (Juan) of San Antonio, Delia Rosales, and Rosemary Rosales of Lubbock; her three sons Ramon Rosales, Paul Rosales (Yolanda), and Rudy Rosales of Lubbock; her two brothers Chavelo Montelongo of Lubbock and Roy Montelongo (Janie) of Colorado Springs, CO; her 25 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Maria is preceded in death by her husband Alfredo Rosales, her two sons Joe and Abel, her granddaughter Mireya Rosales, and her great-grandson Isaiah Rodriguez.
Honoring Maria as pallbearers are Ramon Rosales, Jose Angel Paredes, Jaime Hernandez, Ivan Gonzales, Robert Gutierrez, and Domingo Trevino.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 12 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Monday, September 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Guajardo Funeral Chapels.
The Holy Rosary Prayer will be recited Sunday, September 12 at 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and on Monday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Guajardo Funeral Chapels.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with Jose de Dios Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park.
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