ROSALINE MARIE JONES RIFREDI
Rosaline Rifredi "Rose", age 89, left this earth to be with Jesus on February 6, 2021 in Bullhead City, Arizona. She was born on September 30, 1931.
She had a wonderful life living on the farm in Winton, California where her father and mother, Manuel and Rose Faias produced many acres of watermelons, grape vineyards and sweet potatoes. Rose worked these fields with her siblings, Manuel, Eddie, Evelyn and Caroline who all passed away several years ago, including her son, Karl Jones in 2011.
She married Kenneth Jones at 18 years old. Her husband Kenneth had a 14 piece Country band called "Kenny Jones & The Ramblin' Playboys. That's how Rose got her singing abilities. She sang at different venues throughout her life including the Portuguese Holy Ghost Festival of which she became Queen in 1958. She sang with Kenny several times on KTRB Radio Live Modesto, with Brenda Lee, Rose Maddox, and Johnny Horton in Modesto, CA.
At the age of twenty, Rose and Kenny both gave their life to Jesus and continued singing Gospel Music all over California at different Churches. Rose was also in the Teamsters Union as a Waitress for 35 years. She was selected by Governor Brown of California to be Head Waitress at one of his 2000 persons dinner events in Vallejo, California, and was also invited to be Head Waitress for the United States Navy Admiral at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California for a 1500 person sit-down dinner in honor of all the Admirals.
In 2000, Rosaline lost her 2nd husband, Ronald Rifredi, and decided to move to Fort Mohave, Arizona. She was a member at Amazing Grace Fellowship Intl., 21 years as a Greeter, she volunteered four years at Valley View Hospital. Since everyone at Amazing Grace called her Momma Rose, she became like a "Momma" to many, many people and was always ready to pray for people's needs. We will miss her so very much… a "Real Angel".
Rose leaves behind her children, Gailand, Brenda, Steven and Paul; step-children, Ron, Kim, Richard and Rod; 16 grandchildren, two Step- grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and nine great-great- grandchildren.
If you ask "is there anything you can do", she'd say, "Serve God, Be True, Enjoy Family and Friends"…. and that's just what she did.
Memorial Service will be at 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 13th, at Amazing Grace Fellowship International, located at 4195 S. Lynn Drive, Fort Mohave. Behind Young Scholars Academy.
Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Mar. 10 to Mar. 17, 2021.