Ida Montes Rosales was born on January 20, 1954, in West Portland, Texas to Ernesto and Virginia Montes. She married Simon Rosales on September 16, 1968, in Ropesville. She worked for Ropesville ISD as the food service director for 30 years until her retirement in June 2011. She was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Wolfforth.
Those left to cherish her memory are her spouse, Simon; two daughters, Nelda Cruz and husband, Andy of Ropesville, Nancy Galley and husband, Jonathan of Lubbock; two sons, Jerry Rosales and wife, Julia of Lombard, Illinois and Adam Rosales and wife, Yesenia of Lubbock; grandchildren, Brandan, Leticia, and Andrew Cruz, Kristen and Lillianna Rosales, Isaiah Rosales, and Dominique Zuniga; brother, Ernesto Montes Jr., of Ropesville; three sisters, Rosie Ramirez and husband, Nick of Lubbock, Irma Rodriquez and husband, Dimas of Levelland, and Sandy Cruz and husband, Ruben of Meadow.