Juanita Vivian Rocha, a resident of Dallas died on Feb. 22, 2017, in Salem. She was 84 years of age.
Juanita was born on July 13, 1932, in St. Paul, Minn., and was the daughter of John and Melda (Lafferty) Schweitzer. On Nov. 27, 1948, she married Jose Cardoza Rocha (Joe) in Phoenix, Arizona, and they resided in Artesia, California, where they had two children, Kathleen and Danny.
In 1969, they moved to Falls City, and later to Dallas, where she lived until her death.
Juanita enjoyed sewing and crocheting.
She loved participating in farmers markets and craft fairs.
She also enjoyed traveling, and was fortunate to have visited friends and family all throughout the United States. She was a Jehovah Witness and a member at the Dallas Kingdom Hall, where she enjoyed participating in her many church activities.
She was also a proud member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in Eagle Butte, South Dakota.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen (husband, Alan) Black; son, Danny (wife, Doris) Rocha; brothers, Art Schweitzer and Russell Schweitzer; and sisters, Darlene Morison and Gretchen Cotta; along with four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Juanita was preceded in death by her husband Joe Rocha; brother, Clarence Schweitzer; and grandson, Brian Rocha.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Dallas Cemetery in Dallas. Donelson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
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