Rose Mary Facker, 79, of Pagosa Springs, Colo., passed away on Feb. 18, 2010. She was born in Carmel, Colo., four miles south of Trujillo, Colo., to Feliciano and Josefa Valdez on Dec. 20, 1930. She was raised to adulthood by Roberto and Virginia Lovato. Virginia was Josefa’s sister.
Rose had a wonderful, outgoing personality, and enjoyed working with people. She was a salesclerk for Goodman’s Department Store for 20 years, and was employed at The Smart Shop for 10 years. In her later years, she worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a receptionist.
Rose is survived by her husband, Bill Facker, whom she married on July 29, 1960; daughter Debbie and son-in-law Lee Roy Lucero, of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; and son, Bill Facker, Jr. and wife Darlene, of Kauai, Hawaii.
Rose is the grandmother of Melanie and Jay Dee Brunson, of Oxford, Colo.; Lonnie Lucero and Michelle Agrue, of Granbury, Texas. She is the great-grandmother of Jayden and Laci Brunson, Aniston Lucero and Ally Stovall.
Rose is also survived by her sisters, Phyllis Hakes and Delphine McFatridge, of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; Arabella Martinez, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Bertha Petry, of Santa Fe, N.M.; brothers Gilbert and Gene Valdez, of Alamogordo, N.M.; and numerous nephews and nieces. She leaves behind her lifelong friend, Vita Herrick, whom she often referred to as “my angel.”
Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Roberto and Virginia Lovato; sisters Rachel Archuleta and Elissama Martinez; and loving niece Angie Stalling.
Services were held on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with interment following at Hill Top Cemetery.