February 28, 1925 - February 6, 2019
Born in Pittsburg, California
Resided in Salinas, California
As a young women she and her sisters would go dancing at the Armory Hall in Salinas during the war. That began her lifelong love of dancing. She met her husband Gordon Anderson at Browns Dept. Store while she was returning Christmas gifts when she was 22. They married in 1950 and had two children together, Debbie and Duane. Rose and Gordon enjoyed going on cruises with her sister Pat and her husband Dick and her sister Josie with her husband Bud. Rose and Gordon also spent time in Tahoe and Reno taking in the sites, gambling and going to the shows. Rose and her husband Gordon were members of the Moose Lodge and put on dancing skits and enjoyed ballroom dancing.
Family was an integral part of Rosemarie’s life. She and her siblings remained the closest of friends. Rose’s siblings Genevieve, Marietta, Patricia, Josephine, Tony and Joseph had many wonderful memories together. Later in life Rose made many trips to Palm Springs in the winter with her cousin Katy Dillenback. She also had a wonderful time going to the Senior Center for dances and socials.
Rose always took pride in her baking skills. She worked at Alisal High in the cafeteria and was the cafeteria manager at Spreckels school for a number of years and whenever family called she made her beautiful cakes for many events.
She enjoyed holiday parties and get-togethers; she ensured that all family and friends stayed connected and celebrated life.
She is preceded in death by: her husband, Gordon Anderson, parents Joseph and Mary Teresa, her brothers Joseph Teresa and Tony Teresa and sister Patricia Rodgers.
Rose is survived by her two children: daughter Debbie Pusley and son Duane Anderson, six grandchildren Dana Hurley, Sean Hurley, Khrista Wilkinson, Bobby Gilstrap, Corinne Eve, and Danielle Curtis and nine great grandchildren. She always shined bright and, even in her passing, her light will never dim.
Visitation will be 3:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Struve and Laporte 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.
Funeral Mass will be 11:00a.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1 Railroad Ave. Spreckels, CA.. 93962.
In lieu of flowers, donations made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association or in support of her lifelong commitment to St. Jude Children’s Hospital would be greatly appreciated.
Salinas, California 93901
Spreckels, CA US 93962
Monterey, CA US 93940
Memphis, TN US 38105