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Obituary for Amelia Orosco Briseno

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Amelia Orosco Briseno

November 13, 1924 - April 2, 2012

Amelia O. Briseno “Molly”Our beloved mother, grandma, nana, sister, aunt and friend, whom was so fondly referred to as “Molly” of South Ogden, passed away peacefully at the age of 87, April 3, 2012 at her home. She was born on November 13, 1924 in Reese, UT., to Salud Orosco and Juana Lopez, the oldest of eight children. She worked for Dunn’s Nursing Home for ten years and for the IRS until retiring after 25 years. Mom was a very special, strong and compassionate woman. She is survived by her four children Michael J. Briseno, Smiley Briseno, Adalia (Carlo) Ardito, Camille (Lawrence) Martinez, ten grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren with two on the way and three great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her three brothers Jerry Orosco, Ogden, UT., Angel Orosco, Citrus Heights, CA. and Alex Orosco, San Gabriel, CA. and many special nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband (Jesse), three brothers and one sister.The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to Peregrine Hospice, Kathleen her Senior Companion, Kathy her nurse and Kayla for their special care they provided. Also to a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jorge and Maria Gomez of Santa Clara, CA. and mom’s brother Jerry Orosco, who provided continuous personal support to mom and the family. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 514 24th St. Ogden, UT. Family and friends may call Monday, April 9, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. with rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, UT.Mom’s favorite saying was, “I have a beautiful family”. We will never forget the lessons she taught, the meals she cooked, the things she stood for. . . they are her gifts and our legacy, including Molly’s tamales at Christmas.In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Alzheimer’s Research.Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, April 9, 2012

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

St. Joseph Catholic Church


514 24th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: November 13, 1924
Died: April 2, 2012

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Scott Jensen posted on 4/13/12

Dear Briseno Family:I'm very sorry to hear of Molly's passing. I have no doubt that she and Jesse have reunited and are dancing in heaven. I have such fond and great memories of Molly. She was always quick with a smile and kind, loving words. She will be missed.I pray that God will grant you His blessings and grace during this difficult time. You will all be together again one day!


Maralyn Mazza posted on 4/13/12

I would like to express my condolences to the family of Amelia Orosco. I have never met her, but she sounds like a wonderful and caring person. I hope you all have great memories of her and happy times together. I know she is in a beautiful place with our Lord in Heaven. Bless all of you.Maralyn


Angie Pantone Bellus posted on 4/11/12

Dear Grandma Briseno,I just wanted you and your family to know how much I love you all and how greatful I am that you were all a part of my life for so many years. I was so young and immature, and made some mistakes, but you all treated me with kindness and still do when I have run into you from time to time. Thank you for always being a friend and smiling face to me.Thank you, Grandma, for allowing me to still call you grandma. I hadn't seen you in years, and went over to your house to give you a box full of Mikes special things that I had found in an old box from when we were married. I went to your door and you said "Oh Mija" (meeha) (spelling?) come in come in. You gave me a big hug and told me that I could always call you grandma....that made me feel so good.You were such a strong, faithful, christ-like, amazing woman....a great example to all around you. I will never forget the smell as I walked into your spotless clean house. It always smelled of homemade tortillas, tamales at Christmas time, and just warm and yummy comfort food. I remember having breakfast at your house one time and you had to show me how to eat my eggs and refried beans with the tortilla instead of the fork...just rip off a piece of tortilla and scoop it up. You were an amazing cook. You took perfect care of your family and waited on everyone. You always made sure everyone was fed, taken care of and loved. You were such a hard worker and so dedicated to God and your example to all of us.Thank you again for the unconditional love and kindess you always showed me. I remember the last time I saw you, which was about 5 years ago, you gave me a hug and said "Oh mija...there is a lot more of you to hug this time." You were right and so sweet about my chubbiness. You always put a smile on my face.Thank you for your legacy of hard work, love, faith and chairty...God bless you.Give my Dad a big hug for me when you see him in Heaven...I miss him so much!!!Love Always,Angie Pantone Bellus


Paul S Webecke posted on 4/10/12

May the Lord be with you at this time with peace and comfort.


Carlos Rodriguez posted on 4/10/12

Amelia was my Godmother. I am the son of Benito y Maria Rodriguez. We used to live on Wall Avenue in Ogden (28th Street). I remember my Godmother and her wonderful husband would come and visit our family and chat and laugh for a while. She left good memories with me. She gave me X-mas gifts during the holidays.She was a beautiful person inside and outside and had a caring heart that gave continuously. Although I had not seen her for a while, my memories of her are some of the most cherished and beautiful remembrances I have in my soul. She is at God's side now.The Rodriguez Family wishes our most heartfelt condolences.


GLORIA OROSCO posted on 4/8/12

To all my cousins, Your mother is and always will be in my heart. She was such a caring women , who's family meant the world to her. Your care and love for her was shown on a daily basis. Though there were times she may not have remembered, you all knew in your hearts that she did. You are in our thoughts and prayers. All My Love, Your Cousin Gloria Orosco


Dawn Malan & Family posted on 4/7/12

Camille & Smiley,Although I only met your mother one time I knew she was a sweet wonderful mom to both of you and your family. She had a presence about her that was so kind. I hope you and your families can find peace in your hearts knowing she is still with you forever in your memories. I lost my father this past year and even though they have lived long and prosperous lives we still miss their daily presence. Deepest Sympathy,Dawn Malan & Family