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Elena de la Roza de Prosse
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1925
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 2008
Walnut Creek
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Age: 82 yrs.

D/O Joaquín de la Roza, Sr. & Katharyn (Corrigan) de la Roza
W/O Eugene Penfield Lynch de Prosse (1927-Apr 2003), m. c.1946
M/O Janet Elizabeth de Prosse
M/O Karle Gene de Prosse
M/O Gail Erica de Prosse
M/O Alexandra (de Prosse) Bonshahi

Last Residence: Nevada City, Nevada County, California 95959, USA [SSDI]

Obituary, Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA), 3 Jul 2008:

Resident of Concord Elena de Prosse (née de la Roza) died peacefully on June 20, 2008, in Walnut Creek, California in the company of her daughters. She was the devoted wife of her late husband of 57 years, Eugene P. de Prosse; the loving mother of four daughters, Janet Elizabeth de Prosse (Katherine Hudson), Karle Gene de Prosse, Gail Erica de Prosse (Robert Lauriston), and Alexandra de Prosse Bonshahi (Behruz Bonshahi); and the adoring grandmother of Jasmine Nilufer Bonshahi. She is also survived by a nephew, Gil de la Roza, and a niece, Nichole de la Roza, the children of her late brother, Joaquín de la Roza, Jr. Elena was born on July 30, 1925, in New York City and grew up in Cuba - in the village of Tuinucú, near Sancti Spíritus. Cuba was the native country of her father, Joaquín de la Roza, Sr. Her mother, Katharyn de la Roza (née Corrigan) was a native of Oswego, New York. Elena attended Cornell University and later graduated from Goddard College in Vermont with a degree in Spanish Literature. She was a Spanish teacher, a passionate advocate for Hispanics living and working in California, a multi-talented craftsperson, a quilter, a watercolorist, a committed activist who worked for peace and justice, and a long-time member of the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek. A memorial service will be held at the church on Saturday, July 12, at 10:30 a.m., with a buffet reception following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that financial contributions be sent to Amnesty International, the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center, or the Alzheimer's Association. 
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  Eugene Penfield Lynch de Prosse (1927 - 2003)*
*Calculated relationship
Eugene P. de Prosse
1927 – 2003

Elena R. de Prosse
1925 – 2008
Mount Diablo Unitarian Univ'st Church Memorial Gdn
Walnut Creek
Contra Costa County
California, USA
Created by: Earl Abbe
Record added: Feb 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85874435
Elena <i>de la Roza</i> de Prosse
Added by: Earl Abbe
Elena <i>de la Roza</i> de Prosse
Added by: Earl Abbe
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She touched the future; she taught.
- Earl Abbe
 Added: Mar. 1, 2012
A day patched with quilting seldom unravels.
- Earl Abbe
 Added: Feb. 29, 2012
…giving life the shape of justice. Roots hold me close, wings set me free…
- Earl Abbe
 Added: Feb. 28, 2012

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