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Obituary: Rocha, Joe A.

Age 45

ROCHA, Joe A., Sr.

Passed away in his home on March 23, 2012 in Spokane WA. He was born on May 21, 1966 in California. Joe was preceded in death by his parents Augustine Hernandez Rocha and Helen Garcia Rocha, and his brother Paul Rocha. He is survived by his five children Britny Umbarger, Josephine Rocha, Abe Rocha, Joe Rocha Jr, Vincent Rocha and his brothers and sisters Helen Ramirez, Joanne Torres, Lupe Ortega, Abel Rocha, Daniel Rocha, and two grandchildren Brawk and Patience Umbarger. Joe was greatly cherished by those close to him and loved by all. With his charismatic personality Joe Rocha never went a day without making new friends. He was an esteemed member of his community and a friend to all and he will be forever missed. Services will be held at the community building on the Kalispel Reservation. Wake services will be held March 28, 2012 at 7 p.m and Funeral services will be held March 29, 2012 at 10-12a.m. The ashes of Joe Rocha Sr. will be held and spread by his children in a place of love. The loved ones of Joe Rocha would like to put out a special thank you to all that have been supportive and helpful during this time of hardship. If you need to get in contact with the deceased’s family you can reach at (509)216-0352. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at


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