Rosario BallivianNovember 6, 1938 ~ October 15, 2017 (age 78)
Rosario (Del Rio) Ballivian, a beautiful, loving and beloved mother, grandmother and friend, passed away on October 15, 2017.
Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Rosario carried an ardent soul that flourished in the arts since she was a child. Rosario was a ballerina at the National Ballet of Bolivia, where at age 20, was cast to become the first actress of Bolivia. She had the lead roles in the internationally acclaimed dramatic films La Vertiente (directed by Jorge Ruiz, 1958) and Miles Como Maria (directed by Harry Watt, 1958). Most of all in her life, Rosario loved raising her three daughters in Falls Church, Virginia, as she first moved to Washington DC at the age of 22. She took on a decades-long career as a refined interior designer under her company, Monice Interiors.
Rosario is survived by her daughters Cecilia Mencia, Monica Ballivian, Nicole Ballivian, sons-in-law Manuel Mencia and Carl Strecker and her most precious pearls, her grandchildren Alexa Mencia, Nicolas Mencia and Zahra Strecker.
Wednesday, October 18th
ADAMS (All Dulles American Muslim Society) Center
46903 Sugarland Rd, Sterling, VA 20164
Saturday, October 21st
Fairfax Memorial Park
9900 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
Flowers may be sent by Saturday morning, October 21st to Rosario Ballivian care of Fairfax Memorial Park, 9900 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032.