Floripe "Florie" Mary Rodriguez was born on March 8, 1943, in Ojo Sarco, N.M., to Rosinaldo Romero and Mercedes Arellano Romero. She passed away Wednesday at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs.
Florie was born into a large family, having six brothers and four sisters. Florie married Joe Rodriguez on Aug. 8, 1965. They had two sons Rich and Mike. She enjoyed raising her boys. She was very proud of their accomplishments in school, athletics and in their personal lives. Florie had a special love for children. Her grandsons were the sun that lit the sky for her. She had a very special and loving relationship with all of her nieces and nephews. Florie loved to sew and read. She also loved the outdoors. She always loved gathering with her family.
Florie is survived by her husband Joe Rodriguez of Gypsum. She is also survived by her two sons, Richard "Hadj" Rodriguez and his wife Mary Jane Gonzales, of Gypsum, and Mike "Mokey" Rodriguez and Sara Belden, and their son Joah Rodriguez, of Gypsum. Florie is also survived by her step grand-daughters, Brandy Gonzales and children Tegun Adreyanna, and Avyha, of Grand Junction, and Jamie Gonzales and children PatreeCia, Jario and Sophia, of Montrose. She is also survived by her six brothers and three of her sisters, Laura Rendon and husband Tony, of Dixon, N.M.; Jose, of Penasco, N.M.; Albert Romero, of Fort Collins; Leroy Romero and wife including brothers and sisters-in-law and her mother-in-law Elsie Rodriguez of Penasco, N.M. Florie was predeceased by her parents Rosinaldo Romero, and Mercedes Arellano Romero, her beloved grandson Milo Michael Rodriguez and her sister Perfie Vigil.
Florie was loved by her family and friends. We shall all miss her.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Farnum Holt Funeral Home Chapel, 405 W. 7th Street in Glenwood Springs, with cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Calaway Young Cancer Center, 1906 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 or the Shaw Regional Cancer Center, www.shawcancercenter.com