Rose Giacomazzi Homen

King City

Rose Giacomazzi Homen

Rose Homen, 96, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in Walnut Creek, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. 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.

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; daughter, Beverly Nevis of Danville; grandson and wife, Chris and Carrie Nevis of Danville; sister, Madeline Benadom of King City; sister, Elaine Salaberry of Manteca; four great-grandchildren, Max, Lexy, Nick and Peyton Nevis, all of Danville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private Graveside service and Memorial will be held at a later date.

Donations in her memory may be made to the , or to a .

Arrangements entrusted to Eddington Funeral Services, 333 East San Antonio Dr., King City, 831-385-5400,

Published in The Salinas Californian on Jan. 26, 2013