May 9, 1922 - December 30, 2018
Cherokee Memorial is honored to serve the Rossi family.
At the age of 96, after a long and rich life, our Mom (Grammy), Juanita Rossi, passed peacefully on December 30, 2018.
Juanita was born in Oakland CA. on May 9, 1922 and grew-up in McCloud, a small Northern California town at the base of Mt. Shasta, where she met and married her high school sweat- heart Gino Rossi over 80 years ago.
After Gino’s return from World War II, they moved from McCloud to Stockton, CA. in 1951, where they raised their two daughters Gail Johnson (deceased) and Janice Heine. She is survived by two sons-in-law: Don “Pete” Johnson and Wayne Heine. Additionally, she is survived by four granddaughters: Kelly Horch ( Rudy), Terry Martel ( Rick), Jackie Gore (Todd) and Jessica Heine. She is also survived by six great granddaughters: Tiffany Horch, Priscilla Yoder, McKenzie Martel, Ashlee Gore, Alyssa Gore, Audrey Gore; and one great grandson: Anthony Herrera.
She is remembered for her love of family, friends and always providing a warm and welcoming home. Her interests included golfing, gardening, and cooking. For may years she was a member of the “9 Holer’s” at Swenson Park Golf Course. Juanita and Gino shared a love of music and enjoyed listing and dancing to the Big Band music of the 30’s and 40’s. Her pleasant manner, loving demeanor, and sense of humor were hallmark characteristics of her personality. She will truly be missed by both family and friends.
The family would like to extend it’s sincerest thank you and warmest wishes to the Hospice of San Joaquin medical team: Tami, Ashley, Michelle, Adrian, Mary and Angela, who provided “Grammy” thoughtful, kind and professional care as she completed her “slow walk to Heaven”.
A visitation will be held on Monday, January 7th, 2019 from 9:00am - 10:00am in the Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, located off Highway 99 at Harney Lane, Lodi CA, 95240.
A service will follow at 10:00am, January 7, 2019 also in the Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, located off Highway 99 at Harney Lane, Lodi CA, 95240.