December 30, 1923 ~ April 20, 2019

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado,
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Rose A. Zupancic, 95, passed away April 20, 2019. Survived by her sons, Louis T. 'Bud' (Mary) Zupancic Jr. of Pueblo West, Joseph Zupancic of Pueblo and David Zupancic of Denver; grandchildren, Cheri (Joe) Young and Bonnie Zupancic; great-grandchild, Jeff Alire; and sisters, Elsie (Neil) Mortimar and Shirley Scott. Preceded in death by her husband, Louis T. Zupancic; sisters, Mary Jamnick, Anne Kochevar, Frances Ondovchick and Patricia Moore; and brothers, Frank, John, Robert, Richard and Rudy Kochevar. Rose was born to Matt and Mary Kochevar on Dec. 30, 1923, in Pueblo. She was proud of her Slovenian heritage and was a member of the Pueblo Slovenian Lodge. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences,

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  1. David, I know how hard this is as you well know. We have had our loved ones for as long as God has given them to us. It is time to remember her with all the good times and love shared. Wishing you Sunshine and Happiness knowing you were loved

  2. Joe, I just saw the passing of your mother. Mom and Dad both were at Montgomery-Steward as well. Rose was only 42 when we moved in the house behind you. Hard to believe, but we were only 15 ourselves. I can hear her voice. Montgomery-Steward was where I got my start in the funeral business as well.

  3. I was saddened to hear of Auntie Rosie’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and my favorite ‘Auntie.’ I have nothing but fond wonderful memories from my youth at her house where I was a frequent visitor. Our families were very close and Mom (Aleen) and Rosie remained close after the passing of their husbands – ‘Elines’ & ‘Bully.’ She was always so kind, soft-spoken and nurturing. And, still to this day I think about her Friday Tuna Casseroles. She gets ‘Special Points’ in Heaven for putting up with all the Zupancics’.

  4. David, so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a lovely woman and I still cherish the tablecloths and napkins she stitched for me. I hope knowing she is in a better place resting and no longer in pain provides comfort for you. Sending you caring thoughts – I will be holding you and your family in my prayers

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