Rosario Soto

Obituary of Rosario Soto

Rosario Soto, a remarkable woman of compassion and love, bid farewell to this world on July 11th, 2023 at the age of 70. Born on October 5th, 1952, in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico., Rosario’s life journey was filled with adventures, love, and selflessness that touched the lives of countless individuals.

Rosario’s dedication to her family was evident from the very beginning. As a young child her family moved from Mexico to Los Angeles. As the 2nd oldest of 5 daughters, she was also looking after her youngest sisters. After pursuing her passion for radiology early on after high school, she embarked on a career at Los Angeles General Hospital, where she undoubtedly left a positive impact on the lives of many patients and colleagues. Later, Rosario’s life took a beautiful turn as she married Ramon Soto, and together they shared 20 years of love and companionship. From this union, they were blessed with two loving children, Omar, and Deborah, who meant the world to her.

As an Air Force wife, Rosario embraced the nomadic lifestyle, traversing different parts of the United States and England. Through these journeys, she embraced new cultures, built lasting friendships, and exhibited resilience in the face of change.

But Rosario’s true calling in life was motherhood and caregiving. Her nurturing nature made her an exceptional teacher’s aide, supporting children with special needs within Arizona school districts. Her patience and love impacted the lives of those she worked with, leaving a lasing legacy of kindness and empathy.

Later, she transitioned to caregiving, where she formed deep bonds and special friendships with her clients, bringing joy and comfort to their lives. Rosario’s selflessness and dedication to caring for others defined her character, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those she touched.

Rosie, as her friends called her, was a woman of many passions. A devoted baseball fan, she found immense joy in cheering on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Whether at the stadium or in the comfort of her home, her excitement and love for the game were infectious, and she took great pride in sharing her enthusiasm with friends and family.

Another way Rosie expressed her love was through her culinary talents. She was renowned for making delicious tamales and banana bread that were eagerly anticipated by her neighbors. Her warmth and generosity extended beyond her family, embracing her entire community with her delightful culinary creations.

In her quite moments, Rosario found solace and joy in the music of Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, and Los Panchos. Their timeless melodies accompanied her through life’s various chapters, providing comfort and inspiration.

Upon her retirement in 2020, Rosario enjoyed the serenity of her home, surrounded by a close-knit community of friends and her beloved dogs, Oakley, Lady (who have since passed) and Lulu. She relished walking her dogs through the neighborhood, cherishing the company of her neighbors and their furry companions. Her lively spirit was evident in her love for bingo nights and festive holiday events, where she embraced the joy of togetherness and celebration.

Rosario is survived by her loving children, Omar, and Debbie, who will forever carry her love in their hearts, as well as her dog Lulu. She also leaves behind her sisters, Alejandra, Carmen, and Patricia, who shared a strong bond of sisterhood and friendship with her. Rosario will join her sister Antonietta and her mother and father, Hortencia and Antonio Zepeda in heaven.

As we say goodbye to our dear Rosie, let us remember her radiant smile, her kind heart, and her strong will and independence. May her legacy inspire us to live each day with compassion, embracing the joy of life and the beauty of connections that Rosario so deeply cherished. And as we move forward in our lives, may we be reminded of the beauty and harmony she brought to us all. Rosario’s spirit will forever live on in our hearts, as she continues to inspire us to find joy in the simple pleasure of life, just as she did.

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Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, July 29, 2023
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