Rose Esther Jauregui

Rose Esther Jauregui was welcomed into the world on June 25, 2015 along with her twin brother Abraham Ramon Jauregui at the Gunnison Valley Hospital to Gifford and Elaina Jauregui. Rose was born with Down Syndrome and flighted to Denver Children's Hospital due to heart complications where it was discovered she was born with some very severe congenital heart defects. After spending a month at Children's, the doctors said her heart defects were too severe for a surgical intervention and she was pulled off a life sustaining medicine and flighted home with an expectation of living only a few weeks. Rose defied the medical world and awed the doctors by overcoming the odds. God's grace sustained her for almost 2 years, touching the lives of everyone she came in contact with. She was truly not only a medical miracle, but she was also a miracle each and everyday she was alive. Her irresistible smile was both beautiful and contagious. The joy, love, patience and kindness she displayed everyday was inspirational. Rose's happy nature was infectious and would build character in those who came in contact with her from the professionals in the medical world of doctors, nurses, and physical therapists, to her brothers and sister, mom and daddy, family and friends. Rose rarely ever cried, and lifted the spirits of everyone around her. Her siblings loved to make her laugh and smile. Rose's middle name Esther was given to her as a symbol of strength and nobility after Esther in the bible. Esther means the "morning and evening star" and Rose's star burned bright. Simply put, she was a light, an amazing soul, and the purest of hearts. Rose had a beautiful birthmark on the back of her right hand that sister Paige loved to place kisses on. Some of Rose's favorite activities were giving kisses and hugs, waving "hi" and blowing kisses to strangers and family, playing and dancing with her sister and brothers, and doing the infamous "fist bump" which her sister and brothers taught her. Rose passed away from congestive heart failure on Saturday morning May 6, 2017. While resting in Big Gifford's arms, she left her earthly father to be with her heavenly Father. Rose will forever be in the Father's arms where she is now healed and whole again. She will laugh and play there until her family will be reunited with her once more. Rose is survived by her parents Gifford and Elaina Jauregui, her siblings Gifford, Paige, Caleb, Simeon, and her twin brother Abraham, maternal grandparents Marty and Trudy Fennewald of Colorado Springs, Colo., paternal grandparents Phillip L. and Sharron Jauregui of Palm Desert, Calif., great grandmother Claretta Fennewald of Hartford, Ill., numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family. Rose will forever be in the hearts of her family, friends, and the incredible medical community that walked through so many miracles with her. The family would like to thank everyone who has poured out their love, support, generosity, care and concern. Whether through prayers, a meal, flowers, a card, or a helping hand, all have been received with overwhelming gratitude. A celebration of life for Rose will be held at the Fred R Field Western Heritage Center on Memorial Day, May 29 at 2 p.m. with an outdoor reception immediately following at the Jauregui home, 1517 Hwy. 135. To help cover unexpected burdens a fund has been setup at Bank of the West under "Rose Jauregui."

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