Rose Picard (1948 - 2014)

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Rose Marie Picard

Beaver Dam, AZ

Rose Marie Picard, 65, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014 at her Arizona residence after a courageous and valiant fight with cancer. She was born on August 14, 1948 in Long Beach, CA to Lacadia (Gonzales) Carretero and Thomas Francisco Carretero Sr. She married Moss Picard on November 4, 1979 in Rowland Heights, CA.

Rose was raised and attended schools in Montebello, CA. After marrying Moss in 1979 she lived in Boise, ID were she worked in child care and developed affections for all the children in her care. The family moved to Jackson, WY and lived there for 2 2 years. They moved back to Boise for a brief period and then moved to Idaho Falls, ID where Rose built two successful businesses. Finally, after the couple retired, they relocated to Beaver Dam, AZ. She worked a short period at a local casino in Mesquite, NV where she was a popular bingo caller. She was a loyal wife, mother, and friend.

Rose is survived by her husband of Beaver Dam; a son, Aaron Radcliffe of Boise; a son, Jay (Hillary) Radcliffe and two grandchildren of Idaho Falls; a daughter, Rhonda (Gary) Johnson of Idaho Falls; a son, Greg (Brianne) Picard and two grandchildren of Portland; and her father Thomas Carretero, Sr. of Los Angeles. She was preceded in death by her mother Lacadia and her brother Thomas.

There will be a memorial service in Boise in the spring. Friends may contact family members for the date and time. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in their "Guest Book" at

In lieu of flowers please submit memorial donations to Intermountain Cancer Center c/o Dixie Regional Foundation at 1380 East Medical Center Dr., St. George, UT 84790.

Funeral Home
Virgin Valley Mortuary - Mesquite
320 East Old Mill Rd.  Mesquite, NV 89027
Funeral Home Details
Published in Desert Valley Times on Jan. 24, 2014