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Edeltrud Elisabeth (Christ) Rosario

June 23, 1938 ~ July 21, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Edeltrud Elisabeth Rosario

06/23/1938 - 07/21/2023



Edeltrud Elisabeth Rosario, 85, of Sierra Vista passed away Friday, July 21, 2023 at the Via Elegante Highlands assisted living home.  Edeltrud, known as Liz by friends and family, was the daughter of the late Karl Vinzens Christ and Margareta (Hausner) Christ. She was born on June 23, 1938 in Stadt-Liebau, Czechoslovakia (Sudetenland) and as a child endured the Nazi occupation of her homeland followed by a traumatic "liberation" by the Soviet Army. As the Soviet communist regime consolidated its power over Czechoslovakia, Liz and her parents were luckily deported to American controlled West Germany at the end of World War II in Europe. Liz and her family initially lived in Kassel, West Germany before her family ultimately settled in the Baden-Wurtemberg region of Germany. As a young woman she attended Sorbonne University in Paris and travelled throughout Europe and the Middle East. While living and working in Frankfurt, West Germany she met and later married her husband, Francisco M. Rosario who was a U.S. Army soldier stationed in West Germany. For over twenty years Liz lived the life of an Army wife raising a family in various locales including California, Guam, Frankfurt and Erlangen West Germany, Rhode Island, Louisiana and finally, Sierra Vista, AZ in 1980.  In 1985 Liz became a naturalized United States citizen and she worked at the Fort Huachuca Child Development Center for nearly 16 years before retiring.  Liz was an avid gardener and cat lover who remained active in the community by participating in the story time program at the Sierra Vista library and teaching conversational German at Cochise College. As the family grew she became a doting and devout grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth and son in law Bob, son Francisco and daughter in law JoAnn, granddaughter Sharr, great grandchildren Keith and Kellie, relatives from Germany and Guam and many lifelong friends. Per Liz's final wishes her remains are being cremated and there will not be a funeral or celebration of life ceremony. 

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