obit: Estelle Frances Rother Baros
Estelle Frances Rother Baros, age 90, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.
She was born to the late Louis and Mary Rother in Hallettsville, Texas on February 5, 1923. Estelle grew up on the family farm just outside of Hallettsville, Texas. After graduating from Hallettsville High School, she began working as a secretary in a medical clinic in Hallettsville. In the fall of 1945, the mother of a local young man from Moulton set up a "chance" meeting between the two. He was a B-24 Navigator returned home from War, and his name was James A. Baros. The "chance" meeting blossomed into a romance that led to 53 glorious years of marriage. Her love for her husband and children was her passion. A first class lady, to the end she was the visage of elegance and grace. Whether hosting family, friends, neighborhood kids, or ranching business associates from across the globe, her home was warm, welcoming, and somehow always spotless. She had a rose bed along the side of the house in the back yard, where weeds never lasted long, and with gloves on and clippers in hand, she would pick out the largest blooms to set out in crystal vases around the house. Her greatest joy came from being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved family gatherings. "Mimi" will be remembered for her kind heart, gentleness, perseverance, and servant's spirit. Her children and grandchildren will miss her, but she has left an indelible mark upon their hearts in a way unique and special to each of them, and knowing that, they will carry forward with grace and hope, sharing Mimi with all. We will miss you, Mimi.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James A. Baros, M.D.; sisters, Helen Grafe, Viola Chovanetz, Mildred Polk, Joyce Wagner; brother, Charles Rother.
She is survived by her children, Susan M. Dahlberg and husband, Greg, James A. Baros, Jr., M.D. and wife, Debbie, Larry W. Baros, M.D. and wife, Janie, Donna K. Osborne and husband, Jon, David L. Baros and wife, Dawn, all of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Grady Dahlberg and wife, Alison, Kyle Dahlberg and wife, Kacee, Travis Baros and wife, Carey, Ashley Baros and fiancé, Trey Strait, Weston and Haley Baros, Jon Brett Osborne and wife, Brandie, Cory Osborne and fiancée, Rita Alvarado, Alyssa Osborne, Elise, Morgan, Clint, and Britta Baros; step-grandchildren, Cody Davidson, Tyler Davidson, and Lorin Davidson; great-grandchildren, Demi and Scarlett Dahlberg, Cade Baros, and Nathan Osborne; brothers, Weldon Rother and Daniel Rother; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to give special thanks to Elena Oliva, Bertha Mosqueda, Blanca Garcia, Josie Flores, and Myrna Robles for the loving and compassionate care they provided our Mom for the last few years. We also thank the kind caregivers and staff of Helping Our Seniors, LLC., along with Odyssey Hospice. The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Porter Loring Mortuary North.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH
The Monsignor Michael O'Gorman will officiate. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
You are invited to sign the Guestbook at www.porterloring.com
Published in San Antonio Express-News on April 14, 2013