Rosario Ballesteros passed away at the age of 94 on March 3rd, 2021. She was born on January
10, 1927 in the Philippines and is the 3rd oldest out of 7 children. She started working after the 3rd grade
to help her mother and father make ends meet for the family. In Philippines, she met Jose Ballesteros Sr.
While working as a nanny in their house. The pair married and had 4 children, Jose Jr., Johnny, George,
and Rosemarie. During the late 60s, Rosario migrated her family to Hawaii to be reunited with her
husband while he continued to work to support the family. In 1979, Rosario and her family sold their
home in Hawaii and moved her family to San Jose, California for a better life.
She was a strong minded individual, who loved her family and cared for them in any way she
could. She loved to keep moving and work to support her ambitions. She loved to spend time with her
family and watch her grandkids and great grandchildren grow. She has 6 grandchildren and 6 great
grandchildren which she helped raise. In 2004, she moved from San Jose to Sacramento where she
continued to help her family with their children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose, son, Johnny, and only daughter, Rosemarie.
She will be remembered and truly missed by her immediate family and extended family. There will be a
viewing and mass on March 16th, 2021 where she will be laid to rest peacefully surrounded by her loved
ones. This is a private memorial service for family and friends.
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