Peters Funeral Home - Wasco
1401 7th Street
Wasco, CA 93280

Raymond James Rosales Jr.

1936 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Raymond James Rosales Jr. Obituary
Raymond James Rosales, Jr July 29, 1936 - May 29, 2013 Raymond James Rosales, Jr. was born July 29, 1936 in Mesa, AZ and died May 29, 2013 in his sleep at his home in Bakersfield. He was the youngest of eight children of Ramon and Martha Rosales, who pre-deceased him, and is also pre-deceased by sisters Ofelia and Beatrice and brothers Joe and George. He is survived by sisters Mollie (Paul) Contreras of San Fernando and Sarah Adame of Bakersfield, brother John (Doris) Rosales of El Dorado Hills, and his high school sweetheart and companion of many years Frances Sinclair. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Lynda Rosales, sons Bryan Rosales (Jennete) of Shafter and Brent Rosales (Nicole) of Bakersfield, and daughter Mona Kaolelopono (Marty) of Fowler, and two grandsons Kealoha and Keoki. Ray is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and extended family including Dr. Allen Cagle, Sharon Cagle McCorkle, Valorie and Bill Stillwell, and Mike, Cheryl, Nicholas, Kyle and Brad Sinclair. Ray moved to Kern County with his family at the age of three and grew up in Wasco. At Wasco High he was active in sports and student government, serving as Class of 1955 president and student body president. He attended Bakersfield College and then served in the U.S. Army from 1960-62. He did advanced code training on the East Coast and finished his military service at White Sands Testing Grounds in New Mexico at the height of the Cold War. Ray worked in agriculture in Kern County for over fifty years, starting at the Shafter Cotton Research Station and then as a Pest Control Advisor for various agricultural chemical companies. He was active as a member of the board of the Wasco Community Scholarship Association and in Wasco High Class of '55 reunion activities. He was well-known throughout the county and beyond for his award-winning counted cross-stitch projects, his many gifts of lovingly prepared food, and his many other spontaneous acts of generosity and helpfulness. Graveside services will be held at noon Monday, June 3 at Wasco Memorial Park; followed by a memorial service at 2 pm at St. Philip's the Apostle Church, Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Ray's memory to the Wasco Community Scholarship Association, P.O. Box 7, Wasco, CA 93280. Please send condolences to the family and sign Ray's guest book at www.GoldenValleyMemorialCare.com Peters Funeral Home, Wasco www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on June 1, 2013
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