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Javier Manzano Rocky Mountain News
"Holly Tornado

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Family and friends of 29 year-old Rosemary Rosales gathered at the tree where she was stuck along with her husband Gustavo Puga and her 3 year-old daughter Noelia Puga after the tornado that struck Holly, Colorado on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 lifted her mobile home and threw it against the tree. Rosemary lost her life and her husband and daughter remained in stable but serious condition. Rosales' family members drove as much as 18 hours from various points in Texas and California to arrive at the site where Rosa Maria died. A funeral is scheduled for Monday, April 2nd, at 10 am.


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