Rose Deus, 80, of Hilmar passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House with her family by her side. Rose was born in Berkeley to Manuel and Maria Loura. She attended Berkeley area schools, graduating from Berkeley High School and, choosing to further her education, she attended a few college courses.
In 1948 Rose met Joe R. Deus, whom later would become the love of her life; they were married in 1949 and shared 35 years together, before his passing in 1984. She and Joe returned to Joe’s hometown of Hilmar in 1957, where they settled down on the family dairy to work and raise their children.
Rose was a devoted wife and mother. She would do anything to help her children and grandchildren, and took pride in her independence. Rose was also a very devoted and faithful catholic, as a member of the Holy Rosary Church in Hilmar, Rose was an active volunteer at the church, as well as a former member of the YLI and Alter Society. Her recent passion was in the growth and construction of the new church facilities at Holy Rosary.
Rose is survived by her children, Gloria (Norman) Bettencourt, Joe Deus and Steve (Carol) Deus, all of Hilmar; brother, Manuel Loura of Hilmar; grandchildren, Stephanie Marson, Jerry Marson, Jack Deus, Gerald Deus, Philip Deus, Monica Deus and Stephanie Rose Deus; and great grandchildren, Alex, Damen, Megan, Nicholas, Nathan and Evan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Deus; and five brothers.
Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28 at Allen Mortuary in Turlock. A Rosary and Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hilmar, with burial to follow at North Hilmar Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow burial with details to be provided when the graveside service concludes.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Holy Rosary Building Fund, 8471 Cypress St., Hilmar, CA 95324.
Allen Mortuary is entrusted with the arrangements. Please share your condolences at www.allenmortuary.com.