April 15, 1921 - January 21, 2018
Rosalea C. Gutierrez, age 96, born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA passed away peacefully on January 21, 2018. Rosalea was born on April 15, 1921. She attended Wilson Elementary, La Cumbre Junior High, Santa Barbara High School, and Santa Barbara Business College. Rosalea married Mario F. Zanini in 1941 and shared two children together. As a young woman, Rosalea acquired a private pilot’s license, single engine land. She was employed by Seaside Oil Co., as a comptometer operator and later the front office manager for family business Isla Vista Glass Company. She was also employed by Robinson’s Department store. Rosalea later married Joseph E. Gutierrez in 1957 also sharing two children together. Rosalea was an exceptional homemaker as well as a talented artist specializing in floral arrangements and Japanese Bunka embroidery. She expressed a love for all things in nature, enjoyed camping, fishing and watching her granddaughter play softball. Sitting in the sun anywhere, anytime was also a favorite pastime. Rosalea embraced the history and heritage of her home town as she stayed active in several community forums. She was also a member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West (Riena Del Mar Parlor). Rosalea is survived by her husband Joseph Gutierrez of 60 years, her son John Zanini and daughter-in-law, Adrienne, daughter Debra Zanini, daughter Mary Freche, daughter Deolinda Dominguez and son-in-law, Don. She also leaves behind two grandchildren, Justin Cash and Sara Dominguez. Rosalea was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Maria Braga, and her brother John Braga. Rosalea will be greatly missed but never forgotten by all who crossed paths with her radiant smile and enduring love. Visitation/Viewing will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels (450 Ward Drive, Santa Barbara, CA). A Rosary/Readings will follow at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rosalea’s memory to a favorite charity.
Rosalea C. Gutierrez, age 96, born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA passed away peacefully on January 21, 2018. Rosalea was born on April 15, 1921. She attended Wilson Elementary, La Cumbre Junior High, Santa Barbara High School, and Santa... View Obituary & Service Information
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