Floripe Mary Rodriguez
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Floripe “Florie” Mary Rodriguez was born on March 8, 1943, in Ojo Saveco, New Mexico, to Rosinaldo Romero and Mercedes Arellano. She passed away on Aug. 22, 2012, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Florie was born into a large family, having six brothers and four sisters. Florie married Joe Rodriguez on Aug. 8, 1965. They had two sons, Rich and Mike. She enjoyed raising her boys. She was very proud of their accomplishments in school, athletics and in their personal lives. Florie had a special love for children. Her grandsons were the sun that lit the sky for her. She had a very special and loving relationship with all of her nieces and nephews. Florie loved to sew and read. She also loved the outdoors. She always loved gathering with her family.
Florie is survived by her husband Joe Rodriguez of Gypsum, Colorado. She is also survived by her two sons, Richard “Hadj” Rodriguez and his wife Mary Jane Gonzales of Gypsum, Colorado; and Mike “Mokie” Rodriguez, Sara Belden and their son Joah Rodriguez of Gypsum, Colorado. Florie is also survived by her stepgranddaughters, Brandy Gonzales and children, Tegun, Adreyanna and Avyha of Grand Junction, Colorado and Jamie Gonzales and children PatreeCia, Jario and Sophia of Montrose, Colorado; and her six brothers and three of her sisters, Laura Rendon and husband Tony of Dixon, New Mexico; Jose Romero of Clarkston, Washington; Rosinaldo Romero and wife Bernie of Clarkston, Washington; Pricilla Salazar of Westminster, Colorado; Octavio Romero and wife Marquita of Penasco, New Mexico; Johnny Romero of Gypsum, Colorado; Isabel Gareeia and husband Joe of Penasco, New Mexico; Albert Romero of Fort Collins, Colorado; Leroy Romero and wife Irene of Chamisal, New Mexico. She also leaves behind a wonderful extended family, including brothers- and sisters-in-law and her mother-in-law Elsie Rodriguez of Penasco, New Mexico.
Florie was predeceased by her parents Rosinaldo Romero and Mercedes Onellano Romero; her beloved grandson Milo Michael Rodriguez; and her sister Perfie Vigil.
Florie was loved by her family and friends. We shall all miss her.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Farnum Holt Funeral Home Chapel, 405 W. 7th Street, Glenwood Springs, with cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Calaway Young Cancer Center, 1906 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs CO 81601 or The Shaw Regional Cancer Center, http://www.shawcancercenter.com.
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