April 6, 1950 ~ November 15, 2016
Marie was from Folsom before moving to Alpine Meadows in 1974 with her soon to be husband Douglas Rotz. They built their home in Alpine Meadows and upon its completion in 1979 were joyfully married there. After a brave and hard fought battle with breast cancer she passed on November 15th surrounded by her family in the comfort of her home.
For all of those who are fortunate enough to have known Marie there are just not enough good words that can be said about her. Her spirit was infectious. She truly cared about you and always made you feel good when you were in her presence. She made you laugh. She was always there for you if you needed her and made you feel you were the most important person no matter your problem – big or small.
Marie loved her 6 pet cats who provided her & Doug comfort and joy over the years. She was very passionate about giving to causes that helped all animals. She was an avid reader and a knowledgeable fan of her sports teams – especially the 49ers and Giants, but her real passion and talent was gourmet cooking and researching recipes so that every meal she made was different and special.
Maries wide circle of friends was the result of her many jobs over the years, hostess, waitress, cook, and owner of her own housecleaning business. Her last job was at El Dorado Savings in Tahoe City where she retired as that branch’s Bank Supervisor after 12 years of employment.
Marie is survived by her husband Doug, her sister Kathi Gildone, brother in law Joe Gildone, niece Codi Rose Burns, nephew Michael Gildone, his wife Sadie and their children Keaton and Lily Kate Burns and Emerson Gildone.
In lieu of flowers Marie requested you consider a donation to:
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe * PETA * Tahoe Forest Hospice * Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center
The family would like to thank the Cancer Center and Hospice for their compassionate support and care for Marie and for those who love her.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 12/04/16 at 2:30 PM at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Please bring memories and pictures to share.