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Rosareta Phillips

Phillips Rosareta Obit

Rosareta Phillips passed away on August 26, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.  She was born May 18, 1943 in New Mexico.  She is the daughter of Amadeo and Ursulita Duran.

Rosareta was one of 4 children. She was the only girl.  She was spoiled by her big brothers.  They loved her dearly. They all lived out of state and when they came in to town to visit her, she was very, very happy.

Rosareta was married to James Phillips for 57years. She had 4 children, Jerry, Linda, Sandra and Barry.  Sadly, she lost her two boys, Jerry and Barry.  She absolutely loved being a mother. Being a mother and grandmother was her full-time job. She gave that role 100%. She was the most loving, patient and caring mother.  She was always there for us day or night. Another role that she was the best at was being a grandmother. She adored all of her grand-kids and great grand-kids. They brought such joy and happiness to her.

Rosareta along with her husband James, took on three of their grandchildren, Jared, Ryan and Kyle and raised them from birth. They never hesitated taking on this role and would not have changed anything. It was not easy because they weren’t young adults but they never complained and took it one day at a time.

Rosareta is survived by her two daughters, Linda Martinez and Sandra Arvizu.  Her two son-in-laws, Joey Martinez and Arthur Arvizu, 8 grandkids and 7 great-grandkids. She is predeceased by her husband, James Phillips, her two sons, Jerry Phillips and Barry Phillips and her grandson, Joseph Martinez.

Rosareta is in Paradise now with all of her loved ones and is no longer in pain with her medical conditions. We will miss her dearly every second of every day.

Services will be at Thompson Funeral Chapel, September 11

th from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

10 Comments on “Rosareta Phillips

  1. My heart goes out to Linda and Sandra, all the grandkids and great grandkids. She was such an amazing lady. I will always remember her as I did when Linda and I were in Jr. high. She was so sweet but was tough enough to keep James and the kids in line. lol. I will always remember her beautiful smile. May she Rest In Peace.

  2. She will be missed greatly was a friend treated me like family good lady rest in peace

  3. Momma, you were my Best Friend. ❤️ I called you for everything and I mean everything. I am so lost without you. I really am. I walk around this house talking to you as if you were still here with me. I know you are still with all of us momma. I would not want you to leave the paradise you are in to be back with all of your suffering you were going through. I know you are with your sons, your grandson, your husband your brothers and all of our other loved ones. I love you momma so much and we will meet again only our Lord knows when. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Goodbye my Momma!

  4. My dear sweet sister in law, from the first day we met we became friends. We talked about everything, that’s when you told me you were married to James on January 4th and I said “that’s my birthday” Rosie said “and I have a daughter named Sandra” I said “don’t tell me Sandra Gail and she said yes” I said my sisters name is Linda and she said my other daughters name is Linda, we laughed and laughed. I will never forget you Rosie, it breaks my heart I will never see you again here on earth. I love you, see you in paradise and hug Joe and Gil for me. Sandy Duran

  5. Dan Banovich and family: What a treasure Rose Phillips and her family are to know.
    Her endurance when
    there were tough times and her wonderful sweet nature were a gift
    for everyone that knew her. I pray for peace for her family
    greatness comes from greatness.

  6. Mrs. Phillips, aka Superwoman Mom: (a woman with exceptional strengths and ability, especially one who successfully manages a home).
    I pray TMH gathers you in his arms and brings you to your final resting place.

  7. Mom,
    How do I live without you? It’s not easy!!!!! I keep wanting to call you or text you so many times to check on you or tell you about my day or something that happened good or bad, and it hits me like a brick wall that you’re not here on earth any longer. The selfish part of me wants you back here, but I can’t go there, because you suffered more than any human being could ever suffer , and didn’t complain much until the last few weeks before your passing. God said enough suffering my beautiful daughter and released you from pain. But now we have the pain of a broken, crushed heart. 🙁
    I miss you tremendously, and will love you forever and ever !!! Until we meet again soon.
    Your proud daughter,

  8. Aunt Rosie will be dearly missed. She was a lovely woman and my mom’s best friend. My heart goes out to the Phillips family we love you all.

  9. Mom you will truly be missed I loved you very much and thank you for being a mom to me , you helped me through hard times and I thank you for that, I will never forget you. Your son-in-law Joey Martinez

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