Obituary: Services for Madeline Natalina Rose April 11
April 16, 2009
Madeline Natalina Rose passed away on April 1, 2009, in Templeton, Calif., after a brief illness. Madeline was 88 years old and a six-year resident of Paso Robles, Calif.
Madeline was born in Sparks, Nev., in 1921 to Italian immigrants from the Lucca province, Maria Martellacci and Giuseppe Alfonsi. They moved to San Francisco shortly thereafter, where she lived through the mid-1940s. She was a 1939 Commerce High graduate.
After a brief marriage at the end of World War II to Joe Marshall, Madeline moved from Miami back to San Francisco with her young daughter Kay. Here she met her husband of 39 years, George Rose, while they both worked for U.S. Rubber. She worked as a switchboard operator and he in the warehouse. In 1955 they moved to Pacifica, Calif., and in 1957 had a son, Paul. Madeline spent these years working for the Laguna Salada School District as a cook and head cook. In 1970 they moved to Truckee, where they made many friends. Here she spent her time as a bookkeeper and home maker. They retired and moved to Cottonwood California a decade later until George passed away in 1990. Madeline then spent 12 years in Reno Nevada before spending her remaining years in Paso Robles with her daughter, and most of her grand and great-grandchildren.
Madeline’s last few years were healthy and happy, spending time volunteering at the Paso Robles Senior Center, and staying busy with her close group of friends. She is survived by her daughter Kay and Sam Lopez of Paso Robles, son Paul and Debbie Rose of Reno, grand daughters Tina Holland, and Sheena Rose, of Paso Robles, Ashley Denis of Reno, and grandson Nick Rose of San Francisco. Great-granddaughters include Kayla and Trisha Holland, Sara Mangham and great grandson Brandon Holland.
Services are planned for April 11, 2009, at Eberle Winery in Paso Robles at 6 p.m. As she wished, her ashes will be placed at Lake Tahoe this summer.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Madeline’s name to the Paso Robles Senior Center, 270 Scott St. Paso Robles, CA, 93446.