Beatrice Artellano Rosales, or “Bea” as she was affectionately known, was welcomed into the pearly gates on Jan. 21, 2023. She was greeted by her heavenly father and her true love, Martin.
Beatrice, 87, was born on June 7, 1935 in Santa Barbara to Margaret Ramirez, and was the eldest of seven siblings.
She lived in Carpinteria most of her life, and married her high school sweetheart Martin Rosales shortly after graduating from high school. Martin joined the Navy and whisked them to Virginia, then to Los Angeles, before settling back into their hometown of Carpinteria.
Martin and Bea were married 55 years before Martin took a step upstairs in 2008, and has been patiently waiting for her.
Together, they had three beautiful children, Carole, Lorraine (Michael) and Marty (Jen). Their family grew, adding eight grandkids, 13 great grandkids, and two great-great grandkids along the way.
Beatrice held a special place in many people’s hearts. Her career had her involved in different aspects within the community. She worked most of her life for the school district, helping the migrant education families. In her spare time Bea sold Avon products.
Bea was a phenomenal storyteller and loved a good punch line that usually ended with a little woodchuck chuckle. She was an avid cruise ship sailor who loved everything from the views to the entertainment.
Bea loved to dance and followed good music. Little Joe, with his Tex-Mex music, was one of her favorites and he came to Carpinteria on numerous occasions to honor Bea on her birthday. If Elvis were alive, she would have him play at her parties as well.
Although Beatrice will be sorely missed, her family truly believes she is more alive than she was ever before. Until we meet again, please watch over us, save us a dance, and know that we will see you again. We love you so much!
The Rosary/Vigil Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, and the funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, both at St. Joseph Church, 1532 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Graveside service will follow immediately at Carpinteria Cemetery, 1501 Cravens Lane. A celebration of life will be announced. All are welcome.
Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services.