Manuel G. Rosales, 80, of Vancouver, Wash., a former longtime Baker County resident, died June 5, 2005.
His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Staples Funeral Chapel, 4700 N.E. St. Johns Blvd., at Vancouver, Wash.
Manuel was born on Feb. 22, 1925, to Ben and Savina Rosales at Merkel City, Texas. He grew up in Anadarko, Okla., and attended school there. He entered the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Oklahoma in 1941.
In December 1943 he married his beloved wife of 61 years, Mary L. Castillo. They lived at Oklahoma City and then moved to Durkee with their family of six where they lived for 13 years.
Manuel worked as a heavy equipment operator with Oregon-Portland Cement Co. and retired after 25 years. In 1963, Manuel and Mary moved to Baker City where they raised their six children. The moved to Vancouver, Wash., in 1995 where all their children resided.
Manuel was fully involved with the lives of all his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He loved dancing and enjoyed the heart and soul of country music. He shared the love of basketball and daytime TV (soaps) with his wife, Mary.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Savina; three sisters, Rosie, Mary and Nelly; and two brothers, Joe and Leon.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Rosales; sister, Louise; and brother, Ben; daughters, Barbara, Margaret, Anita and Shirley; sons, Frank, Manuel and Ben; daughters-in-law, Pam, Gwen and Cindy; sons-in-law, Terry, Darrell and Manuel; grandchildren, Jeff, Tony, Paul, Monique, Saundra, Michelle, Roland, Angie, Valerie, Terry, Paul, Yvonne, Frank, Bree, Savina and Alex; grandchildren-in-law, Diana, Liz, Greg, Melissa, Katie, Sean and David; great-grandchildren, Anastacia, Andy, Kaitlyn, Nathan, Kennedy, Troy, Joshua, Loren, Julian, Harrison, Hudson and Benjamin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 10, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor