Rosario Garcia Espinosa was born in Imperial Valley June 2, 1926 and passed away peacefully on September 10, 2016 . She resided in Imperial Valley and then Redondo Beach with parents Francisco and Inez Garcia, two sisters Dolores and Inez and three brothers Frank, Richard and Jesse. She served our country as " Rosie the Riveter " She is preceded in death by her husband Marcus of 63 wonderful years. She is survived by daughters Rosario Flores (Mitch P. ), Ruth ( George) Hespe and seven grandchildren Deniese (Jeff) Jaskulsky, Heidi ( Billy) Thornton, Denielle ( Ashur) Agena , Heather ( Chris) Day, Darlene ( Chris) Castillon , John McBee, and Rob ( Genevie) Flores and 20 great grandchildren . Rosario was a loving wife, mother, nana, and great nana. She will be greatly missed. The funeral mass and burial will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 W. Slauson Avenue, Culver City, Saturday Sept. 17th at 9:30 am.

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  1. To the Espinosa Family: My deepest condolences to all of you. I remember seeing Rosie at Spires having lunch with Pinkus. It was so nice running into them. With thoughts and Prayers. May God Bless you all, Your Cousin, Caroline (Hernandez) Chavez

  2. Dearest Rosie and Ruthie, I’m so sorry to hear of both your parents passing. How many times I thought I should stop by and see Marcus and “Big Rosie” and see how they were doing. I guess life just gets in the way and suddenly time drifts away before you know it… You all were my special friends/neighbors down the street and I always enjoyed being at your house. It was like I had 2 sisters a few doors down. Your Mom and Dad took good care of me when Mom was working. I hope both of you are well and enjoying your families. Parents will always be missed and thought about often. God Bless You, Love, Darlene

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