Rosa Maria Romero Villela (1949-2014)

Rosa Maria Romero Villela (1949-2014)

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother Rosa Maria Romero Villela born April 8, 1949 who passed in her sleep on January 26, 2014.
Rosa was born in Tuxpan, Nayarit Mexico to Felipe Romero and Dolores Villela.
At a young age Rosa moved to Mazatlan Sinaloa where she married Jose Martin Herrera and gave birth to her two oldest sons, subsequently becoming a widow in 1973. She moved her family to the United States in December 1981 where she has remained a lifelong resident of Fillmore, CA.
Rosa was well known and well loved in the community and had a dedicated group of family and friends who will miss her deeply.
Rosa was a beautiful woman, who cherished all of her friends and family and lived life with a smile on her face.
She enjoyed spending time, with family and friends, dancing and playing bingo.
Left to cherish her memory is her partner Roberto Silva, brother Beto Romero, sister Eva Ortiz, her children Jose Martin Herrera Jr., Miguel Angel (Yazmin) Herrera, Roberto Carlos Silva, Alejandro Silva,
her grandchildren Jose Martin Herrera, III, Marco Antonio Herrera, Marisa Herrera, Jose Omar Herrera, Jonathan Angel Herrera, Isabella Silva, Robert Isaac Silva, Nico Silva
and great grandchildren Rayleen Herrera, Aubrey Sofia Herrera and countless other family and friends.
The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in many heart-felt forms from too many people to name individually.
A visitation will be held from 4:00-9:00pm, Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Faith Community Church, 355 "D" Street, Fillmore. A rosary will be recited at 9:30am followed by the celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am, Friday, February 7, 2014 at Saint Francis of Assisi Church in Fillmore. Committal & Interment to follow at Bardsdale Cemetery.
For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, share stories, and post pictures please visit our website: and click on Rosa Maria's name located below "Recent Obituaries".
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family owned and operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services, Santa Paula 805.229.7054