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Rosa Amalia Melendez

January 7, 1929 — May 14, 2022

Rosa Amalia Castellón Meléndez was born on January 7, 1929 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, C.A. to José Simion Castellón and Rosaura Chicas.  

Amalia grew up in Honduras with 6 of her siblings and her single mother:

-Arturo Castellón

-José Simión Castellón, Jr. aka El Negro

-Emma Daniela Castellón Castro 

-Marta Inez Castellón Zanipatin 

-Virginia Castellón Mena

-Gilda Chicas Moran 


-Rafael Bustamante 

Amalia met and fell in love with José Alfredo Meléndez in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She was 17 and he was 20 when they married on June 17, 1946.  They both remained faithfully married to each other until his death on February 8, 2020.

Alfredo and Amalia shared 9 children together: 

-Leticia Meléndez {b.1947- d.1948}

-Elsa Irma Meléndez Delgadó {b.1948, m.1964 Gabriel}

-Daniló Meléndez {b.1950 - d.1977} 

-Milton Meléndez I {b.1952 - d.1953}

-Rosa Amalia Meléndez Peréz {b.1955, m.1987 Joshua}

-Rebecca María Meléndez Mirandá {b.1956, m.1975 Edwin Antonio}

-Milton René Meléndez II {b.1958, m.1976 Xóchitl Diane García}

-Alfredo Meléndez, Jr. {b.1959, m.1983 Alice Elizabeth Borjá}

-Sonia Esther Meléndez Muñoz {b.1966, m.2002 Juan}

Amalia came to the United States in July 1954 following Alfredo in December 1952.  They settled in San Francisco, CA and continued to build their lives together and grow their large family with more children. 

Amalia learned of “The Truth” through Alfredo during the late 1950’s and she was dedicated and baptized on June 1, 1960.   In Jehovah’s organization, she made lifelong friends and those friendships continued to this day. Despite their ups and downs throughout their marriage, Amalia and Alfredo never stopped serving Jehovah. They showed their children that serving Jehovah was the most important in one’s life no matter what trials and tribulations they must endure.  That show of strength and determination has made it possible for six of their children to learn, love and serve Jehovah God under any circumstances .

Because of their generosity and their willing to sacrifice when needed, six of their children have passed the inheritance of “The Truth” to their own children.  And due to   kindness, caring and nurturing personality, she also helped raise 3 of her own granddaughters and a niece and nephew when the emergent situation presented itself with no questions asked.  She provided not only comfort but also gave advice, instilled wisdom and drew insight to help anyone at any time.

Amalia loved and adored all her family and always taught them, after Jehovah, family is next in line.  She showed her family, by example, how to love, laugh and live. Amalia loved life itself and her deep adoration and appreciation for music, dancing, food, drink, fashion, beauty, nature, travel and friendship made her the beloved person she was and still is and lasted until her sad passing on May 14, 2022.  She carried those traditions down to even the youngest of family members.

Our family will continue to love and serve Jehovah til we see her and “Papa” in Paradise here on Earth. The hope of the gift of resurrection will enable her to see her beloved mother and all her children once again.  This is the reason why she remained ever so faithful to Jehovah through the end of her life {John 5:28}.

Though her family and friends will mourn her death and will sadly miss her everyday, we also know that one day in the very near future we will all be together as a united family in Paradise.  We loved her dearly and always took care of all her needs up until the very end of her life. She was surrounded by her loved ones.  Amalia will never be forgotten and she will always remain and forever be our “Mama”. 

Jehovah blessed Amalia with 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She also leaves behind the following family members:


James Gabriel Delgado {b.1965, m.1996 Guadalupe}

Debra Alexandra Delgadó Escobar {b.1968}

Dina Suzanne Meléndez García {b.1971, m.1993 Oscar Luis}

Eric Joel Delgado {b.1974, m.2013 Alexandra Polanco}

Janel Ruth Meléndez Fuentes {b.1975, m.1994 Gilberto}

Serena Rebecca Mirandá Courtney {b.07/1976, m.2014 Frank Cole}

Andrew René Delgado {b.12/1976, m.2005 Marielus Rodríguez de Herrera}

Alisa Annette Meléndez Collier {b.1978, m.2004 Farris Millard}

Nathan Daniel Mirandá {b.1979, m.2000 Kara Aikō Tanakā}

Aaron Joshua Meléndez {b.02/1983}

Caleb Jordan Mirandá {b.12/1983, m.2005 Portia Moníque Smith}

Allen Josue Delgado {b.1984, m.2008 Amber Lorree Bartosh}

Jonathan Alexander Meléndez {b.1985, m.2020 Karol Mendéz}

Ariel Benjamin Mirandá {b.01/1986}

Alfredo Daniel Meléndez III {b.01/1986}

Xóchitl Renee Meléndez Reyes {b.1987, m.2017 Robert}

Nicholas Jordan Meléndez {b.1988, m.2013 Kristin Elaine Wallace}

Roxanne Olivia Meléndez Trim {b.1990, m.2014 Emmons Ian}


Alexis Jade Escobar Gasca {b.1994, m.2018 Carlos}

Jacob Nathaniel Fuentes {b.1996}

Savannah Eliana García {b.05/1997}

Jasmine Tatiana Escobar Russell {b.07/1997, m.2021 Zachary William James}

Daniela Delgado {b.1998}

Angel Apollonia Delgado {b.04/1999}

Gabriel Delgado, Jr. {b.10/1999}

Elijah Jacob Meléndez-Collier {b.2004}

Julian Xavier Escobar {b.2006}

Alexandra Inez Mirandá Chapman {b.2006}

Ilyana Anntionette Meléndez-Collier {b.2007}

Cameren Dillon Courtney {b.2008}

Arianna Lorree Delgado {b.2011}

Scarlett Olivia Courtney {b.2015}


Ethena Elsa Gasca {b.2019}

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