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Rosita “Rose” Maylad passed away on February 18, 2023 in Whittier, California at the age of 81. She was born on August 30, 1941 in the Philippines. Rosita earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Cebu Institute of Technology. She started her career in the Philippines only to realize that it would be short lived. Rosita would soon decide to follow her husband for a better life that was to be found in the United States. In the early 1970’s she joined her husband Enrique in the pursuit of the American Dream.
Before departing the Philippines, she married her husband in a civil wedding and spent the next fifty-two years building a life together literally starting from scratch. They were married on January 21, 1971 and welcomed only one child along the way. Rosita lived a life that was dedicated to her family. It was never about the possessions she would have, but rather, it was the priceless moments in life that mattered the most. She became a long-time resident of Whittier, CA after settling there in the late 1970’s.
Rosita was known for being the one of the three Rabaya sisters that always dressed to impress at all the work parties. She wore dresses that were infused with the traditional Filipino influence most notable in their distinctness. Most importantly though, she cherished the importance of family. Rosita ensured that her son never missed out on life experiences and would tirelessly drive him all over to such places as Disneyland without touching a freeway. She was terrified of them.
Rosita is survived by her only son, Robert Maylad; daughter in law, Lorna Maylad; only grandson, Ryder Eriq Michael Maylad; extended family – Jessica Vasquez; Airi Olivia Vasquez; Va’a and Darlene Tuilesu; Elena Tuilesu; Kalati Tuilesu; Matio Tuilesu; Ricky Vasquez; Orion Vasquez; Destiny Garcia
A viewing will be held at 4pm on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at White Emerson Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held at 10am on Monday, February 27, 2023 at St. Luis of France followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Mortuary.
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