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Maria Luisa Rocha

September 1, 1936 December 31, 2017
Maria Luisa Rocha
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Obituary for Maria Luisa Rocha

Maria Luisa Rocha passed away on December 31, 2017. She was born on September 1, 1936 in Alice, Texas to parents Fernando and Maria. She was raised in Texas and after graduating high school, she worked on the family farm. She worked picking cotton in the fields and for many years was a sewing machine operator. Maria went to church and was of Catholic faith; then later became Christian with Pastor Jessi.
At the age of 18, she married Andres Rocha and settled in Oregon to raise a family. Her biggest accomplishment was raising her nine children and being the proud grandmother of 30 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren.
After settling in St. Paul, Oregon, she became part of one of the first families that helped the Hispanic Community by providing housing and jobs on her farm. The farm had 29 cabins and for seven years was known to be the largest (400 acre) strawberry farm in the State of Oregon. She contributed funds and volunteered her time to help build the St. Paul Rodeo Stadium. One of her most memorable moments was being able to shake the hand of Robert Kennedy at the Opportunity Center in Hillsboro. For those who knew her as “Mom”, she loved to work in her garden and had a passion for cooking. Her devotion to her family was unmeasurable and her commitment as a daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother was undeniable.
Maria was preceded in death by a son, Andres Rocha Jr. She is survived by son, Fernando Rocha and daughters; Norma Smith, Mary Gaona, Lydia Slenning, Diane Bowlen, Lupita Howard, Dora Goin, and Barbara Howard.
She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. May her soul rest in peace with our heavenly Father.
Services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 9, 2017, at the Chapel of Macy & Son. A viewing will take place on Sunday, January 7th from 12:00-6:00pm and on Monday, January 8th from 12:00-7:00pm at Macy & Son.


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Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

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135 NE Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

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135 NE Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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9

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1:00 PM 1/9/2018 1:00:00 PM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

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