Rose Ann Dalla Costa, 90, a resident of the Klamath Falls community, died on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, with her family at her side in Sky Lakes Medical Center following a brief illness.
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Private cremation rites have been held and inurnment will be held at Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens in Klamath Falls.
Rose was born on Aug. 18, 1922, in Portland, Ore., to Amedeo and Amilia (Pietronave) Lasagna. She moved with her family to Klamath Falls when she was a young girl. Rose attended the Mills Elementary School and Sacred Heart Academy. She also attended Klamath Business College while she was working at Montgomery Ward. She worked at Long's Apparel. During the war years, she and her sister Eda worked in Portland at Western Auto.
Rose was united in marriage to Louie Dalla Costa on March 27, 1948, in Klamath Falls. They celebrated 64 years of marriage and raised one son.
Among her personal interests, she enjoyed being a homemaker and a volunteer. She was a longtime volunteer at Plum Ridge and the co-chair of the Mills Alumni, as well as bringing back the Neighborhood Watch Program. Rose loved to cook for her family and friends. She prepared amazing Italian dishes and baked goods. She could read, write and speak Italian. She enjoyed traveling to Europe with her husband to see Germany and the area where he was stationed during World War II as well as traveling to Italy to meet family members.
She sent care packages to the children in Italy. She worked on the family genealogy and was a member of the Catholic Daughters and the Sons and Daughters of Italy.
Survivors include her husband Louie; her son Marc Dalla Costa of New Orleans, La.; sister-in-law Rita Marchi of San Rafael, Calif.; brother-in-law Aldo Rosetto of San Rafael, Calif.; many nieces, nephews, family and friends in Italy; and special goddaughter, Cecelia Amuchastegui.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother George Lasagna, her sister and brother-in-law Eda and Idro Bonotto, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Anna and Elmer Danielson, sister-in-law Carmen Rosetto, and brother-in-law Mario Marchi.
Published in Herald And News on Oct. 10, 2012