Rose Katherine Rand, age 96, passed away on December 18, 2009 in Woodland, California. She was born on October 7, 1913 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Clyde and Pauline Lentz Walsh. She married John Rand on July 9, 1936 in Anoka, Minnesota he preceded her in death in 1982.
Rose and John moved from Minneapolis to Winters, California in 1966. Rose spent her life dedicated to her family whom she loved dearly. Her home was like a museum filled with various nick nacks and each had special meaning to her, she could tell you everything about each little treasure she had. Her love to collect things may easily be attributed to her years of living through the depression. She was very protective of others personal belongings. Rose was a phenomenal seamstress and never needed a pattern to make clothing, she would simply create the idea in her mind and cut that idea from newspaper. She was a true homemaker dedicated to the care of her family. She was always very prompt, if an event began at 12 she would arrive at 11, she was very impatient with being late. Filled with great determination, she always wanted to do things her way, although her way may not have been the easiest she wasnt looking for the easy way out. She was very independent because she was raised in an environment where responsibility was great. Rose and Johns life was greatly blessed with the birth of their daughter, Delores. Delores recalls that as a young child, when her father was working out of town, she and her mother would sit in front of a kerosene lantern and spend hours coloring pictures. She refused the modern convenience of a clothes dryer and insisted on hanging her clothes to dry. She loved to iron clothing. She loved her animals.
As Rose and John grew older, they loved to go anywhere that Delores would take them, they were always ready to go. She volunteered at the Seniors Center for many years particularly with the meals on wheels program. She received numerous awards for her work as a volunteer.
Rose is survived by her daughter, Delores Sorenson of Winters, CA; granddaughters, Julie Russell; Brenda Radulovich and Laurie Lane; 8 Great-Grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; sister, Dora Jacobsen of Columbia Heights, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Katherine Miller; brothers, Richard Walsh; Warren Walsh and George Lentz; sisters Elizabeth Magnuson and Katherine Miller.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 from 10:00 11:00 A.M. at Wscombe Funeral Home (34 Main Street Winters, CA) immediately followed by a graveside service at the Winters Cemetery.