Delicia "Dee" Faye Rosalez, 81, of Fort Dodge passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.
Family private service are planned. Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home is serving the family.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Dave of Fort Dodge; children, Doreen (Dennis Frank) Passow; Delise (Mike) Terwilliger; Monica (Chris) Sortedahl; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; siblings, Sharon Knezevich of Albert Lea, MN; and JoAnn (Jerry) Anderson of Perry; her sister-in-law, Mary Garvey. of Boone.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ronald and Marion (Kappas) Garvey; her daughter, Diana Rosalez; and her brother, Terry Garvey.
Delicia Faye Garvey was born on November 6, 1937 in Albert Lea, MN. As a young child the family moved to Boone where she attended parochial schools. On June 23, 1959 she was united in marriage to Dave Rosalez in Bethany, MO. The couple established their home in Fort Dodge. Dee was a devoted wife, mom, and grandmother. She gave many people a home; her door was always open with the coffee pot on and goodies on the counter. Her love for everyone was unconditional. She was all her daughters' best friend and loved going on every adventure taken with each one. Dee enjoyed spending time at the creek with Monica, gambling trips with Delise and Doreen, and with her brothers and sisters. She always had the biggest smile with the funniest laugh.
The year was 1960. My dad and mom, my two sisters and my two brothers moved from our upstairs apartment into a larger apartment located downstairs in a house on Haskel Street. Dave, Dee, Doreen and Delise, then moved into the apartment upstairs We didn't know it at the time, but our family relationship would flourish and strengthen over the next six decades. Dee was then, and always has been, an illumination of beauty, kindness, compassion and friendship. Everyone loved her, and she loved everyone. Thank you, Dee, for all that you taught everyone about how to live and love life. God bless you and sincere sympathy to all your family.
Sincere condolences to Delicia’s family, Dave and the kids.
Delicia was always such a neat lady... kind and genuinely ‘Nice’...
May God give you strength during this difficult time.
Cousin Becky (Sherburne) Fredrickson
Doreen, I’m so sorry.
What a beautiful lady. I always looked up to her with deep respect. She never judged others. She was a kind giving person. May she rest in peace. Love Vicki Sherburne Pestorious
To my cousin's, the Rosalez family. I'm so sorry for your loss . May God's peace surround you at this sad time and always. Rest in peace cousin, Delicia.
David & Family: I am so very sorry for your loss. I trust that the memories you share & cherish will strengthen you during this difficult time, and beyond.
Dee was a very special lady and I'm glad we shared a grandson. My ❤️ goes out to all of you
David an Family My deepest sympathy to you all in the loss of your Wife Mother Grandmother. She was a dear friend of mine and many others. Always had a big smile and respected everyone she met. Will miss her as a neighbor and friend very much. God Bless each of you during this time of sorrow in Jesus Name Amen🌹🌹
So sorry for the loss with Dee. She was a great friend of my Mom’s. She was always so nice when I got to chat with her. She will be deeply missed
There is so many memories I wouldn't know where to start. We laughed alot and cried a little. We had alot in common and really looked forward to Sunday and Thursday night playing dice games and cards. Dee was always teaching me new things. It was always fun making each other laugh. Some of the things we did and said still makes me laugh through all these tears. I love you Dee and miss you so very much.
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