Rhonda Rae Rose | SierraSun.com

Rhonda Rae Rose

Nov. 20, 1952 – Mar. 19, 2015

Rhonda Rae Rose of Lakeport, California passed away peacefully on March 19, 2015 with family and angels at her side after struggling with C.O.P.D. and Emphysema. She was 62 years old. A private family service and cremation was held. Rhonda was born in San Jose, California on November 20, 1952. She and her family moved to Lake County in 1959, first to the Upper Lake area before settling in Lakeport. Rhonda attended Lakeport schools from Kindergarten through her junior year in high school. In 1968, Rhonda and her family relocated to Nephi, Utah where she attended her senior year and graduated high school in 1969. That same year, they moved back to Lakeport and Rhonda began working at the old Lakeside Hospital as a lab technician. In 1978, Rhonda’s sense of adventure led her to King’s Beach, California in the Tahoe area where she began working at the Cal-Neva Casino in marketing. Several years later, wanting a change and more action, she became a black jack dealer; eventually working her way up dealing the high stakes tables. In 1984, her only child Tommy was born and she continued to live and work in that area until 2013; when her illness became more severe. In June 2014, Rhonda moved back home to Lakeport to be closer to her family and friends along with her special dogs “Peachie” and rescue dog “Sadie”. Rhonda was fun loving, opinionated, and was always a free spirit. Her kindness to everyone will be remembered forever and the close bond she had with her family always came first. She held a special fondness for animals and especially loved dogs and horses. During her teens, Rhonda had several horses and was very active in the Junior Horsemen Association. She loved fast cars, burn-outs and the wind in her hair. She was also a huge racing fan and loved watching her brothers’ and nephews’ racing careers over the past 35 years. Whenever she could, she would plan to be at a race during her vacations. She was one of their “biggest fans”. Our beloved daughter, sister, mother and auntie is survived by her son Tommy Peter of Westchester, California, parents Ronald & June Rose, brothers Rick (Martha) Rose, Mike (Amber) Rose, sister Deanne (Rod) Rose Padel, all of Lakeport, nephews Dustin (Amy) Mansell of Sacramento, Chris Mansell of Kelseyville, Cody Rose of San Francisco, Kenny Grinols of Sacramento, Roman Rose of Lakeport, Dylan Rose of Concord, grand-nieces Gracie and Olivia Rose also of Lakeport along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks to her dear friend and caregiver Carla Gallagher; for all her love, friendship and support. Rhonda’s beautiful smile and contagious laugh will always be remembered and she will be greatly missed by all who loved and cared for her. We love you Rhonda. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests, those wishing to send donations may do so in Rhonda’s name to the local Lake County Animal Services (OrphanDog.org/donate). A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 3:00p.m. For more information call 707-263-3917 or email rosepadel@sbcglobal.net.

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