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Obituary for Rose Marie Ferrero
Rose Marie Ferrero, who lived independently in her home for 97 robust years, died in that home on January 14. Rose was so proud of that independence, still mowing her lawn at 94, still driving at 95, and still cooking and paying her own bills at 97. Rose was born in San Ramon, CA on July 19, 1914, to Manuel and Mary Soares. The Soares family, of Portuguese ancestry, consisted of 13 children, of which Rose was the middle child who outlived all of the others. The family moved to Dixon in 1929. When Rose¹s father died, she dropped out of school so she could go to work to help her mother care for the younger children. She married Joseph Ferrero, and raised four children, Dolores Garton of Dixon, Linda Hanratty of Springfield, Oregon, Loren Ferrero of Dixon, and Marcie Faubel of Sacramento. She leaves 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren. Rose was an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants and the Sacramento Kings, keeping statistics, collecting newspaper articles about them, and she even went to a Kings game well into her 90¹s. She simply loved people, seeking out friends or strangers to talk to when she went to Hometown Market or anywhere else in town always ³lighting up the place². She had been active in the Pocahontas Lodge and the Native Daughters of the Golden West. Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 23, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home. A Catholic prayer service will be on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m., with burial to follow at Silveyville Cemetery.