Grand Junction, Colorado
1928 — 2022
Rosalie Arruabarrena went to be with the Lord on September 14, 2022. She was 94. Rosalie was born on February 25, 1928 to Miguel and Manuela (Oyarbide) Echeverria in Baliarrain, Guipuzcoa, Spain. Educated in private schools, she graduated with honors and a degree in business. In 1951 she met the love of her life, Martin Arruabarrena, whom she married at the Basilica of Our Lady of Aranzazu in Onate, Guipuzcoa, Spain. Shortly after, she joined Martin leaving Europe for the USA and settling in Montrose, Colorado where they purchased and operated the Mesa Hotel for 39 years. She always enjoyed helping and meeting new people and quickly made friends with everyone she met, maintaining...