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Rose Mary Rinker


1926 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Rose Mary Rinker Obituary
ROSE MARY RINKER Funeral services for Rose Mary will be held at 11am, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at Brusie Funeral Home, followed by burial at Glen Oaks Memorial Park. Rose Mary passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 in Chico, California at the age of 91. Rose Mary Rinker was born November 8, 1926 in Fletcher, Oklahoma to Fred and Cornelia Baker. The family migrated from Oklahoma to Weed, California in the late 1930s, where Rose Mary eventually graduated from high school. She met and became friends with her loving husband, George Rinker, in Oklahoma. They were married by a Justice of the Peace in Oroville, California in 1945. Together they raised three sons. Aside from being a homemaker, Rose Mary worked as a bookkeeper for 25 years, both in California for an accountant and Oklahoma for a jeweler. Rose Mary kept herself constantly involved with her community. She was a very active member of Church on the Esplanade for 62 years. Rose Mary served the Lord in many capacities over the years, modeling God's love and compassion every day. She was heavily involved in the Chico Chapter of Eastern Star, where she was a member for 55 years. For many years Rosemary was a very dedicated volunteer at Chico Community Hospital and, until recently, she continued to stay in touch with their Lunch Bunch group. In her retirement she also found time to travel, and volunteer at the Discovery Shoppe. She was preceded in death by her husband George; two sons, Kenneth and Tim Rinker; two brothers and three sisters. She leaves behind her son, Donald W. Rinker of Oroville; two granddaughters, Wendy Dodge (Brad) and Jodee Rinker (Jim) Berry; and two grandsons, Jason Gage (Jessica) and Thomas Rinker (Amber).
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Feb. 11, 2018
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