Susan  Rosas

Obituary of Susan Jane Rosas

Susan Jane Rosas


June 30, 1937  -  January 19, 2024


Susan Jane Rosas was born June 30, 1937 in Oakland, California. She grew up in various areas of California. Susan attended and graduated from Van Nuys High School in greater Los Angeles area. She then studied at University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.


After an early marriage, Susan was a single mother for several years. She worked hard to provide her two children a good life. She worked as a model and clerical administrator. In 1975, She married the love of her life, Gilbert (Gil) Rosas, a match that endured until her passing.


Susan was a talented artist and designer. She painted beautiful portraits and compositions. She designed a nutcracker collection for Steinbach. She had a keen eye for arranging a room. She loved Christmas and put up beautiful, lavish decorations. She had a knack for choosing just the right gifts for loved ones. Most of all, Susan enjoyed festive celebrations with friends and family.

Susan and Gil were devoted to each other and were almost never apart. They also had a strong bond with their children and enjoyed dinners, trips, and family activities. They were patrons of the arts, attending plays, concerts, and shows. They were members of the University social club and the UCSB Alumni Association.


Susan was an ardent wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Susan’s family and friends will remember her for her style, grace, kindness, humor, and natural elegance.


Susan was preceded in death by her grandson Alexander Singh. She is survived by her beloved husband Gil Rosas, her daughter Jennifer Singh (Doug), grandson Adam Singh (Kelli) and son Adam Roach (Jana) grandchildren Paul Foster (Shae) and Amanda Zeken (Chet) and 6 great-grandchildren & many more treasured family members and friends.


Service to be held at Santa Barbara Cemetery, Feb. 7, at 1pm. Family and friends of Susan are welcome.

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Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Santa Barbara Cemetery
901 Channel Drive
Montecito, California, United States
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