CASA GRANDE — Rosita R. “Rose” Pritchard, 71, formerly of Florence and Coolidge, died on April 17, 2020, in Surprise.
Ms. Pritchard was born on Feb. 2, 1949, to Severino Mendoza and Laura Rafa in the Philippines. She was a strong woman who brought herself to America, learned English and worked hard for everything she had. She devoted her life to her work and her children, and they followed her everywhere.
She was thankful for everything she had and brought her parents over and actively took care of them. She retired from 25 years of service to Pinal County Superior Court. She was a historical society member and looked forward to driving to her family reunions.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters and a great-grandchild and is survived by her two daughters, Amy Everson and Andrea Starns; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Interment was in Heritage Valley Memorial Park in Coolidge.
Heritage Casa Grande Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.