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Rosario (Charing) "Rose" Baluyot Lasala Treadaway

October 4, 1925 — June 11, 2022

Rosario (Charing) “Rose” Baluyot Lasala Treadaway reunited with her “Honey”, Harold Joseph Treadaway, on Saturday, June 11, 2022. She was born on October 4, 1925 in Lapu Lapu City, Philippine Islands, and was 96 years 8 months old. She is the daughter of the late Candido Lasala and the late Conchita Baluyot Lasala of Lapu Lapu City, Philippine Islands. She is the beloved mother of Gloria Treadaway (Horton) Roseburrough (Charles), Harold J. Treadaway Jr. (Dessie Twiner), Carmen Treadaway Connetti (Charlie), John P. Treadaway (Robin Broussard), and the late Michael Carl Treadaway (Melinda Jakubielski) and Janice Ann Treadaway. She was the grandmother of 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and 17 bonus grandchildren. Rose, as most people in the Empire area called her, or Rosie, as some of her family and close friends called her, met Harold during World War II when he was stationed at Subic Bay in the Philippine Islands. She would tell her family stories of how she, her parents, and her siblings lived in the mountains to hide from the Japanese soldiers and how she served as a volunteer nurse treating injured soldiers. She and her family had to climb up and down the mountain to get food, being careful not to encounter Japanese soldiers. When the war was over, Harold and Rose courted, fell in love, and talked about marriage. When Harold had the nerve to ask Candido for Rose’s hand in marriage, Candido was so mad that he chased everyone, including Harold, out of their restaurant/lounge and threw liquor bottles at Harold--the soldiers outside were very happy and were catching the bottles. But eventually, Candido gave his permission and they were married in Lapu Lapu City, Philippine Islands, on June 30, 1945, where they lived for a couple of years and welcomed a baby girl, Gloria. Harold got homesick and missed his mother so Rose and Harold talked about moving to the states. In March 1948, although Rose was pregnant and had a two year old toddler, they decided to make the long journey by ship and move to Louisiana. Filipino parents encourage their children to go to college and get as much education as they possibly can. Many of them become doctors and nurses. Rose always wanted to be a doctor but instead fell in love and decided to start a family. She encouraged and helped her children and grandchildren to graduate from high school and to further their education. She tried to steer her children toward the medical field but that was not their interest. She did not give up hope. She finally got her wish when her great-granddaughter, Mallory Horton Dingler, became a Registered Nurse. She was so proud, especially when Mallory would act as her private nurse. Then, when her great-grandson, Joel L. Horton III, graduated from high school in 2022 and expressed a desire to become a doctor, she was beaming with delight. She may finally get her doctor. Rose had a green thumb and loved working in the yard. She had every plant imaginable. Her favorite flowers were orchids and plumerias (Hawaiian lei plants). Her family would always tell her that she could plant a stick in the ground and it would grow. Before Hurricane Katrina, she had many, many orchids and plumerias of different colors. She was so proud of those plants. Neighbors, as well as people passing in front of her house, would stop and ask if they could have a cutting of a plant or two. She enjoyed showing them all the beautiful plants she had. Unfortunately, Hurricane Katrina destroyed her beautiful plants. She moved in with Gloria and started her orchid and plumeria collection again. Rose was a very good cook and introduced the neighborhood to Filipino food. It was so good no one could resist it. They would always come back for more. Her home was always the gathering house for children and teenagers. She never minded teenagers hanging around and playing music and dancing. In fact, she would dance with them. Holidays were the best time! The entire family would gather at her home to eat and exchange gifts. There was always good food, parties and nighttime fireworks. Even Santa Claus would make an appearance. Rose was a member of the St. Ann Altar Society, the Port Sulphur VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and the Empire Civic Center Association. She often attended activities her children and grandchildren participated in. Any time someone needed help, she was always there to lend a hand. She was a devout Catholic. She prayed and watched Mass on TV every day, went to Mass on Sundays and holy days, and fasted on Fridays. She became ill when she was a young girl and her mother dedicated her to the Franciscan Order. She would wear a brown cord when she went to church just like the priests. Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation at MOTHE FUNERAL HOME, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, Louisiana 70058, on Thursday, June 16, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022, at St. Ann Catholic Church, Empire, Louisiana, with eulogies beginning at 10:30 a.m., and visitation at 9:00 a.m. Interment in Nairn Cemetery. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories and condolences at the St. Patrick Family Life Center in Port Sulphur following the burial. Family and friends may also express fond memories and condolences at
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Thursday, June 16, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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