Rosa Thomas Bielec
September 22, 2010
Rosa Thomas Bielec passed away peacefully in her beloved Brush Creek home on Sept. 16, 2010 after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 69.
Rosa and twin sister Ruth were born Aug. 23, 1941 in Columbus, Ohio. She was married to Michael Mullen on Thanksgiving Day 1977 in Santa Monica, Calif.
She attended Ohio State University and later held real estate broker’s licenses in six states, including Colorado and Texas. Rosa was CEO of MTB Group Inc., a Texas-based corporation, for nearly 20 years until her retirement in 2001. She was recognized by “Who’s Who of American Women” for her outstanding accomplishments in business.
Throughout her life, Rosa resided in various places: Columbus, Ohio, Dallas, Texas, Marina Del Rey and Palo Alto, Calif. and part-time on St. John in the Virgin Islands.
For the past 17 years, she always called Aspen home.
Rosa loved her yard and flowers in her cutting garden. She would spend hours pruning the yard’s scrub oaks until they practically looked like bonsai trees while wild deer grazed peacefully near her feet.
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Rosa is survived by her spouse, Michael Mullen of Aspen; twin sister Ruth Adcox of Columbus, Ohio; nieces Marcia Adcox of Columbus, Ohio and Pamela Saylors of Dallas, Texas; great-nephews Nathan and Bradley Saylors of Dallas, Texas; and last, but certainly not least important, she is survived by Tasha, her beloved cat.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 2, 2010 at the Aspen Chapel, immediately followed by an outdoor barbecue at her home at 2653 Juniper Hill Road, (Brush Creek), Aspen.
In lieu of flowers and cards, it was Rosa’s wish that donations be made to: Wolf, Attn: Michael Mullen, PO Box 1287, Aspen, CO 81612.