|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1948|
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 2014|
Jilinda "Jill" DeRose, 65, passed from this life to be with our Lord on February 23, 2014 with her family at her side. Jill was born August 18, 1948 in Grants Pass, OR.
Jill led a courageous battle against Cancer for nearly 6 years. She is certainly the poster child for this terrible disease, never giving up and never admitting to defeat. Her constant smile was contagious and she had such a wonderful zest for life. She was the catalyst for any group for initiating such wonderful and memorable moments to be shared and remembered by family and friends. There were three things Jill always wanted: She wanted to ride her horse, spend time in her motor coach and be with her grandchildren. She did all of those, riding even when doctors told her it might not be a good idea, traveling on extensive trips through the US and Canada, and watching Grandchildren show animals at fairs, play nearly every sport or just walking with them on the beach. She lived life to the fullest and even in her final days was talking about future trips. Just an amazing wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Jill is survived by her husband of 43 years, Al DeRose; 3 daughters, Callie (Bill) Laporte of Salinas, Amy (Bobby) Pierce of Patterson, and Tami DeRose of Atascadero; grandchildren, Alfred Landon, Makenzi, and Hayden Laporte, Frances, Claire, Jacob and Caleb Pierce, and Jazmyn DeRose. She is also survived by her mother Elaine (Bob) Splettstoesser, siblings, Sandy (Dennis) Hammond, Greg (Cassandra) Henderson and Doug (Marlene) Henderson.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Chapel of the Roses, 3450 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422.
Rosary will be held Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Williams Church, 6410 Santa Lucia Rd, Atascadero, CA 93422.
Funeral Mass will take place Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Williams Church.
Burial will follow at Atascadero District Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jill's honor may be made to the Jill DeRose Memorial Fund @ Rabobank Account #0056614857 for Scholarships for various agricultural youth community groups.
Atascadero Pine Mountain Cemetery
San Luis Obispo County
Created by: Patricia Sillix
Record added: Feb 25, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 125610053