March 22, 2013
Juanita M. Rocha, 92, was born Oct. 20, 1920, in Wichita Falls, Texas to Mack P. and Augustina (Brown) Morales. She was raised in Wichita Falls, but as a young child her family moved to Oklahoma City where she attended school. On March 7, 1935, Juanita married Ramon D. Rocha, and they spent the next 57 wonderful years together before his death on April 15, 1993. They established their home in Oklahoma City. After living in different locations and after many occupations, the couple moved their family to Altus in 1959 where they chopped cotton and farmed for a living. In 1965, the couple moved to Martha where they retired.
Mrs. Rocha, enjoyed quilting, embroidering and especially raising her grandchildren. She was loved by her family and loved the time she got to spend with them. Juanita was a cherished mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who adored all her family and friends.
She is survived by her eight children, Patricia Lay and husband Bill of Martha, Delores Stickney and husband Leslie A. of Blair, Raymond Rocha, Jr. and wife Lucy of Bovina, Texas, Linda Ruiz of Altus, Jenny McClendon of Oklahoma City, John Rocha and wife Nancy of Fruitland, Mo., Yolanda Cooper and husband Joe of Oklahoma City, and Manuel Rocha of Martha, along with many other relatives and friends.
Juanita Rocha was preceded in death by her husband, Ramon D. Rocha; her parents, Mack and Augustina Morales; three sons, Pete Rocha, Vernon Rocha, and Robert Lee Rocha; one sister, Nellie Chabolla; two grandsons, Raymond Rocha III and Larry Rocha; one great-granddaughter, Sammie Jo Maldonado; and two sons-in-laws, Neil Roe and Darrell McClendon.
Funeral services for Juanita Rocha will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at Lowell-Tims Chapel with Pastor Kevin Baker officiating. Interment will follow at the Martha Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
For friends and family not able to attend Juanita Rochas service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live web-cast of the service beginning at 1:58 p.m. on Saturday. To join, go to our web-site at www.lowell-tims.com, click on obituaries, then on Juanita Rocha. There will be a large button inviting you to join the web-cast.
On-line tributes can also be made to the family at www.lowell-tims.com