Rosie M. Calderon

March 17, 1955 - Oct. 14, 2009

Rosa Marie "Rosie" Calderon, 54, of Waukesha, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at her home after battling cancer for the last five years.

She was a woman who always kept her faith. She was born March 17, 1955, in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Benny and Gloria (Elizondo) Calderon. While working in the nursing field, she made a difference and touched many lives.

Rosie will be sadly missed by her children, Rob Garcia, Jacqueline Garcia, Milagro Garcia, Luis Lopez and Gloria Lopez; grandchildren, Austin James Garcia, Selah Rose Garcia, Alyssa Rose Garcia, Ezekiel Robert Luis Juarez, Elijah Lopez, Isaiah Lopez and Olivia Marie Garcynski; brothers and sisters, Elizondo "Balzi" Calderon, Joanne (Robert) Castillo, Gloria (Alfred) Martinez, Rebecca (Reuben) Sanchez, Debbie Herrera, Vickie (Jeff) Calderon, Cindy (Mark) Calderon and Tina (Scott) Simmons.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Joe Herrera, and her parents.

She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 8 p.m. Rosary service Monday, Oct. 19, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Services continue at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, with prayers at the funeral home, followed by a procession to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, for the 11 a.m. funeral Mass. The Rev. Bill Key will preside. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials to the family are appreciated.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.

In Rosie’s own words: "You can dwell at the moment of my death, or celebrate my new life as I have soared like an eagle. My time has come. I have folded my wings and have come with Jesus face to face."