ROSITA AVILA ESPLANADA
Born January 1, 1934, joined peacefully with our creator June 14, 2023
An amazing mother, teacher, friend, and a loving wife of the late Alfredo R, Esplanada Jr. for almost 64 years.
She had eight siblings survived by one more brother Conrado and two stepsisters Lolita and Leticia. Survived by seven children – Grace, Marlene, Verna, Randy, Alan Roy, Marie, and Roselle. Son in-laws and daughter in-laws with nine grandchildren – JM, Mark, Vincent (Jessa), Nikko, Kevin (Pam), AJ, Alan, Paula, and Ethan Luke. Great granddaughters Quisha and Jewel Kamiyah. Sister in-laws – Lilia and Nilda along with family, nephews and nieces, relatives, and friends.
Rosita graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education, a retired teacher in the Philippines, migrated to the United States in 1991 and lived in Hawaii, in the beautiful island of Molokai. She luckily passed the government exam in Hawaii where she was called to join the Department of Education at Kualapuu Elementary School and Kaunakakai Elementary School and retired at her job in 2012. She was also a part-time employee of the Department of Health. Aside from teaching, she had a talent in sewing. During her spare time, she sew hula skirts, mumus, shirts, and hula dresses especially for the kupunas in Molokai, other kind of dresses, even weddings gowns. She is fondly called Rose or Rosing.
She was a wide-reader and loved to hear speeches of famous Presidents. A fun-loving mother who loved to cook different dishes in her earlier years. One of her favorite dishes to make was empanada which we will surely miss. She found means whenever there were problems within the family. A very supportive one that even for a small amount, she was happy to share not just with the family but to her relatives and friends. She was also fond of giving small gifts on Christmas and on special occasions like birthdays. It surely made her happy.
A devoted catholic and a member of the Rosary Group of St. Damien Parish of Molokai, Hawaii. An active parishioner and past Hermana Mayor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in her hometown Burauen, Leyte, Philippines.
In 2012, she had cornea transplants on both of her eyes. She was in good health and active. Since then, there wasn’t a dull moment for her. Two months ago, she was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis. Because of her age, she became weak until her last breath. At the age of 89, she had lived a life full of love and happiness. She may not be the perfect mother. But for her children, she was the perfect one. The bond she had, the unconditional love and support will always be remembered. Rest well in God’s loving hands, Nanay Rosita.
“God promises that there will be resurrection and the hope that we will see our love ones again in the future is an opportunity for mankind to have everlasting life…. John 5:28,29; John 11:23 “
Viewing and Funeral Service: LA PALOMA FUNERAL SERVICES June 23, 2023
5450 Stephanie Street 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Las Vegas, NV 89122
Cremation Date: June 27, 2023 4:00 p.m.
Burial of Ashes: Burauen, Leyte, Philippines – Date to be determined