Medina, Micaela “Micki”
79, born May 8, 1930 passed through the gates of heaven Thursday, July 23, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband Luis A. Medina and her sister Luz Maria Ortega. She is survived by her daughters Sylvia Medina, Mary Lou Medina-Sorkhabi and Bertha Medina-Carter; grandchildren Michael Sorkhabi, Anais Sorkhabi, Estefan Sorkhabi and Nicholas Carter; brothers Jesus Ortega Rico, Hector Ortega Rico, Mario Ortega Rico, Gerardo Ortega Rico and sister Martha Ortega Rico. She was born in East Chicago, Indiana and grew up in Irapuato, Gto, MX. She was a successful owner of local favorite restaurant, Rosita’s Place for more than 40 years where she dedicated her passion for food, family and friends. Her wit and full plate were always present either at her restaurant or her home with all her family and close friends. She is loved by many and will be missed by all. Thank you to all her dedicated employees and supportive care givers. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 28th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 PM at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, July 29th at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 909 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ.