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Rosa Anecito Thurber

September 4, 1919 October 27, 2019
Rosa Anecito Thurber
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Obituary for Rosa Anecito Thurber

Rosa Thurber passed away on October 27, 2019 at Parkland Village, McMinnville, Oregon.

Rosa Anecito Refereso was born September 4, 1919 to in Manila, Philippines. She celebrated her 100th birthday in September.

Rosa married Edward Barney Thurber March 23, 1946 in Manila, Philippines. They had one son Arthur E. Thurber. In August of 1950, the family moved to Willamina where they made their home until Barney’s passing in 2004. Rosa moved not long after to Deer Meadows and later to Parkland Village for the last eleven years of her life.

Rosa worked for Diane’s Fine Foods as a foreman until her retirement at age 62. Rosa was a housewife and a good friend to many. Rosa had many friends, and she always said her best friends were her “back door friends”. Devoted parents, Rosa and Barney would never miss any of the sporting events in which Art played. The back door was always open to Art’s friends.
She was especially fond of her grand kids and great grand kids.

Rosa’s hobbies were gardening, canning fruits and vegetables, making good wine, fishing, traveling, and cooking good food for everyone.

Rosa is survived by her son Art Thurber (Karen); Granddaughter Tracy Zimmermann (Todd); Grandson Jason Thurber; Great Grandkids TJ, Tessa, Holly, and Sean.

“Mom you will be missed every day. Say Hi to dad for all of us. We all love you and will miss you.”

Rosary & Prayer Vigil will be held on Tuesday 11:00am, at the Macy and Son Chapel. Vault Interment following at the McMinnville Masonic Cemetery.

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11:00 AM 11/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Vault Interment following at the McMinnville Masonic Cemetery.

Macy & Son Funeral Directors
135 NE Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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Masonic Cemetery - McMinnville Final Resting Place

McMinnville, OR 97128

McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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