Alicia worked at MHMR from 1968 to 1973 in San Antonio Texas. She moved to Kennewick Washington to help her eldest daughter run her daycare for two years. She moved back to her home in Austin where she worked for the International Montessori House of Children until she was 84 and retired. She was then able to spend time caring for her gardens that she loved.
Alicia was preceded in death by her parents, Anastacio and Henrietta Rocha, and her three brothers Phil Rocha, Gilbert Rocha and Roy Rocha. She is survived by her younger sister, Carmen R. Pena, and her husband, Homer Pena, of Austin, Texas, her daughters Sylvia Johnson of Kennewick Washington, Velma Fitzpatrick of Georgetown Texas, Suzanne B. Richman and her spouse, Howard M. Richman, currently in San Saba Texas and her ''boy'', Charles (Chuck) E. Barnes, and his spouse Mary Barnes of Dripping Springs, Texas. Alicia has 7 grandchildren, Tina, Lisa, Farah, John, Michelle, Ashley, and Christopher, and 7 great grandchildren.
Final arrangements were entrusted to Harrell Funeral home.
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