Patricia De La Rosa


Patricia A. De La Rosa, 65, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at her home in Garden City.

Patricia A. De La Rosa, 65, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at her home in Garden City.

She was born April 14, 1946 in Garden City to Emilio & Andrea Hernandez Arellano.

She married Robert De La Rosa on March 23, 1968, in Garden City.

A lifetime Garden City resident, De La Rosa worked for the Garden City School District for 30 years as a para-professional in the Title 1 Reading Program

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Joey Arellano.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mary De La Rosa and Holly De La Rosa-Avila, both of Garden City; two sons, Eric De La Rosa of Garden City, and Steven Seig of Scott City; two brothers, Robert Arellano and J.P. Arellano, both of Garden City; four sisters, Midge Encinias of Salina, Vickie Marroquin of Garden City, Dolores Gonzalez of Garden City, and Mary Andrea Martinez of Garden City; and 10 grandchildren.

A vigil service and rosary will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, also at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be held at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Memorials can be made to St. Mary Catholic Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Calling hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be emailed to

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