Obituary of Shirley M. Rosamond |

Obituary of Shirley M. Rosamond

Shirley M. Rosamond, a long-time resident of the Truckee area, died peacefully Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Crystal Ridge Care Center.

The Truckee Tahoe Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. The service will be held at 11 a.m. on March 20, 2015, at the Mortuary Chapel, with a gathering prior to the ceremony beginning at 10 a.m.

Shirley was born in 1925 in Denver, Colorado to Rufus and Kathleen Beasley.

During World War II, she moved to California and became a “Rosie the Riveter.” After the war, she met the love of her life, William Rosamond, and they were married in Reno, Nevada. Later they moved to Truckee, California to work at the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics.

During Shirley’s time in Truckee, she founded the High Sierra Senior Citizens Center. She devoted lots of love and hard work in making sure the seniors of the Truckee area were cared for. Shirley loved her family and enjoyed helping her community.

She is survived by her children, Bill Rosamond Jr., Shelia Holley, Debby Biddinger, Darrel Rosamond, Howard Rosamond, and Chris Rosamond, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband William and daughters Sharron and Dianne.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the High Sierra Senior Citizens Center.

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