Rosel Gomez, 71

Rosel C Gomez January 10, 1944 – April 18, 2015 Rosel C Gomez (Brown) of Archbold, Ohio was received into her Heavenly home on April 18, 2015 at the Whitehouse Country Manor in Whitehouse, Ohio due to complications of dementia.

Rosel was born on January 10, 1944 in Toledo, Ohio to Darrell and Lavada (Quinton) Brown as the fifth of six children. She graduated in 1962 from Limestone High School in Limestone, Maine where her father was stationed in the United States Air Force.

She married the love of her life Roy R Gomez on December 29, 1973 in Toledo, Ohio at the home of their friends Tom and Judy Miller. After being a stay at home mom while her children were small, she started her professional life as a typist at the Lucas County Welfare Department in Toledo. She was then secretary to the Welfare Director. After relocating the family to Delta, Ohio, Rosel transferred to the Fulton County Welfare Department where she was promoted to Supervisor of the Fulton County Children Support Enforcement Agency. After many years of service, Rosel retired in 1994 to become a full time grandma to her growing bunch of grandbabies.

Rosel is a past member of Lewis Avenue Baptist Church in Toledo and a current member of Bethany Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, Ohio. Rosel was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Darrell Brown and Lamar Brown, and one sister, Lavada (Lee) Dudley.

Rosel is survived by her husband and best friend of over 41 years, Roy R Gomez of Archbold. She is also survived by her four children and their families. Her children are Susan (Tim) Rex of Swanton, Ohio; David (Dawn) Gomez of Tarpon Springs, Florida; Larry (Wendy) Simons of Toledo, Ohio; and Debby (Ed) Boontjer of Palo Cedro, California. Her eleven grandchildren are Kiersten (Travis) Paimli, Megan (Chris) Hernandez, Brittany Gomez, Hannah Gomez and Nick Gomez, Roy (Michelle) Simons, AJ Simons, Danielle Boontjer, Samantha Boontjer, Chase (Rachel) Boontjer and Tye Boontjer. Great grandchildren are Colton, Lily and Hunter Paimli, Olivia Hernandez, Jared and Garrett Simons. She is also survived by her two sisters, Gloria Rodriguez of Toledo and Carolyn Voogd of Treasure Island, Florida. She will be missed by her family so much more than words can possibly say!

Viewing will be Monday, April 20, 2015 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon, Ohio. The funeral service will be Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:00am, also at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Wauseon Union Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Whitehouse Country Manor and its staff for their kindness and compassion in caring for our wife, mom and grandmother during her time there. Donations in honor of Rosel may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, 14070 Bailey Road, Grand Rapids, Ohio 43522.

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