Rose Marie Maya (Sanchez)

Rose Marie Maya (Sanchez)

7/21/1938 – 1/5/2020

Rose Marie Maya (Sanchez) passed away into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. She was the ninth child of Jesus Sanchez and Rafaela Romero both of Carpinteria, California.

Rose Marie Maya was born on July 21, 1938. She was 81 years old when she passed. She was a mother of 10 children, six boys and four girls. She was married to Victor Maya, who preceded her death.

She is survived by one sister, Josephine Razo; two sons, Victor Maya Jr. and Daniel Maya; four daughters, Olivia Woerz, Lorraine De Alba, Lisa Perez and Victoria Lomeli.

Four sons preceded her in death: Manuel Peralta, Frank “Chuco” Perez, David Perez and Hector Maya.

Rose Marie Maya loved so many and delighted them with her stories of life and history in Carpinteria. She was well known for her love of cooking and serving a meal to anyone who entered her home.

Rose was one who loved her music whether it was Spanish, oldies or even a little hip hop. Her hilarious nature and contagious laugh will always be remembered, especially when she needed someone’s attention.

She lived life for her grandchildren who were numerous: Valentina Peralta, Manuel Peralta Jr., John Dillinger, Laura Dillinger, Rebekah Woerz, David Woerz, Lorissa Lomeli, Deanna Vallejo, Brian De Alba, Tucker De Alba, Bugambillia Maya, Jazmin Maya, Hector Maya, Gardenia Maya, Savanah Maya, Sophia Rose Maya, Elias Flores,  Israel Perez, Joseph Mora, Davina Mora, Isaac Miramontes, Brianna Mora and Gabriel Perez, among numerous great-grandchildren.

You will forever be in our hearts and we will think of you every moment of the day. Every now and then we will holler out “Hellooooo?” just to remember how much you made us laugh.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at St. Joseph Church, 1532 Linden Ave., Carpinteria at 10 a.m. The graveside ceremony will be at 11:15 a.m. at Carpinteria Cemetery, 1501 Cravens Lane. The reception will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Church Hall, 1532 Linden Ave.

The family would like to thank Los Robles Hospice of Oxnard, California, who took very good care of Rose for the remainder of her life. We truly appreciate every extreme your team made to keep Ms. Rosie “Posie” as comfortable as she could be.

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