Ana Rosa D'Avila passed away in her sleep at 4:50 am Mountain Time on June 4th 2015 at the Alpine Care Center. She was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia on April 5th. Her year of birth was between 1925 and 1928. Her original name was Alicia. Her mom passed away in 1968 and she greatly missed her. She truly loved and admired her mom to the point that in her later years she changed her name to her mom's name Ana Rosa.
She married and divorced twice. Her first marriage was to Jose Joaquin Prieto from whom she had 6 children which were Jose, Alicia, Lucy (Lucero), Lola (Dolores), Rick (Ricardo), Alex (Alejandro).
Her second marriage was to Anibal from whom she had 4 children which were Lourdes, Anna, Augusto, Armando. Her daughter Lourdes died at the age of 2 months old.
She has been blessed with 24 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Ana Rosa grew up as a Catholic. In 1981, she became a member of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She had a strong belief in God and in his son Jesus Christ. This belief was passed on to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
She always enjoyed singing and would often sing around the house as she worked.
She loved to cook and would always make huge quantities of white rice which was a staple in her country of origin.
She enjoyed music and loved to dance. She and her first husband Jose would often win dance competitions at the different festivals they would go. She knew how to dance almost everything including Rock and Roll, Salsa, Meringue, Tango, and Rumba. She loved music from her country which included Cumbias, and Vallenatas.
She was a great seamstress. She had the ability to look at a dress and reproduce it without using a pattern.
She was always persistent and determined. If she wanted to do something, she would find a way to do it. She learned how to drive a stick shift van when she was older.
She was always charitable and enjoyed giving to others.
She has been to the countries of Colombia, Venezuela, United States, and Mexico.
In the early 1960s, she moved to the United States and eventually brought all her children.
She originally resided in New Jersey and later moved to California around 1970.
In 2012, she moved to Utah.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at the Parkway 7th Ward, 2876 W. 1390 N. Provo, Utah. There will be a viewing from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm prior to services at the church. Interment will be at the Provo City Cemetery.