Life-long resident Rose Velasco Jones passed away quietly on March 5. Rose had lived in Gilroy most of her life. Her parents traveled from Spain to the Hawaiian Islands where Rose was born. Her family moved to Gilroy when she was a young girl. Rose was preceded in death by her husband Louis Jones, her parents, Cris and Ladisla Velasco, brothers Dal, Marshal, Florencio, Phillip and Cano Velasco. She is survived by her son and his wife, Richard and Dee Ann Brown, grandchildren, Becky, Justin and Colleen Brown, and two great-grandchildren, Gannon and Molly Penick. She is also survived by her sister Bernice (Mecca) Shurden as well as Mecca Ann Hutchins and numerous nieces and nephews. At Rose’s request, no services will be held. The family will gather at the home of her son in Tres Pinos to enjoy her favorite food and reminisce.