Rose Homen passed away peacefully on January 23, 2013, in Walnut Creek, California, at the age of 96, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
A MEMORIAL SERVICE was held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 9, 2012 at St. John’s Catholic Church, 504 N. Third St., King City. Graveside committal of her ashes followed at King City District Cemetery.
A Celebration of Her Life will be held following the services at McCune Hall of St. John's Catholic Church.
Rose was born in Mogheno, Switzerland to Silverio and Adele Giacomazzi and came to America with her family when she was three years old, settling on her father’s dairy farm in Greenfield, CA
She attended Greenfield Elementary School and graduated from King City High School. She worked for a time as a secretary for Maggio Produce before her marriage to Tony Homen, Jr., in 1937, when she became a full-time homemaker and bookkeeper for her husband’s farming operations on the Salinas Land Company. Together they had three children, Larry, Beverly and Richard.
Prior to her illness, Rose was a faithful member of St. John’s Catholic Church in King City. She volunteered as a pink lady at Mee Memorial Hospital and served as a scout leader. She was an outstanding golfer, having scored a hole in one at the King City Golf Course. She was a marvelous cook and seamstress and loved to entertain guests at her home
She was predeceased by her son, Richard, at the age of 12 years; husband, Tony Homen, Jr., in 1986; brother, Richard Giacomazzi; sister, Inez McElroy; brother, Fred Giacomazzi; brother, Leo Giacomazzi; and sister, Alice Barnes.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Carolyn Homen of King City, CA; daughter, Beverly Nevis of Danville, CA; grandson and wife, Chris and Carrie Nevis of Danville, CA; sister, Madeline Benadom of King City, CA; sister, Elaine Salaberry of Manteca, CA; four great-grandchildren, Max, Lexy, Nick and Peyton Nevis, all of Danville, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, or to a charity of your choice.