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Delorah Rosalie Massie


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Delorah Rosalie Massie Obituary
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DELORAH ROSALIE RANSOM MASSIE
April 27, 1929 ·October 14, 2017
Delorah Rosalie Ransom Massie was born at home on April 27, 1929 in Noble, Oklahoma. Her mother, an artist, paid the doctor with an oil painting that she had painted.
When she was a year old her parents decided to move to a farm Northeast of Enid, Oklahoma that her grandmother rode English side saddle, staked out during the Oklahoma Land Rush. Rosalie grew up on the farm which we still have in our family today.
Rosalie started piano lessons at the age of 2 1/2 and studied all through college. She was preparing to become a concert pianist, however that didn't happen as she met Alfred Massie at college and they fell in love and got married. They had three beautiful daughters, Tari who passed away at 7 months of age, Michele and Lori. Michele and her husband David McCormick live in Brea, CA and they have one daughter Lynn. Lori and her husband Vince Moreno live in Sun City, CA.
After several crop failures they moved the family to California where Alfred worked at Sears and Rosalie went to work for the Brea-Olinda School District as their music department accompanist. Lynn, her granddaughter, attended Brea schools and she was able to play for all her music programs until Lynn graduated high school. Rosalie worked there for 24 years and gave piano lessons at home.
Together they retired and moved to Hemet, California where they lived for 10 years then moved again to Sun City, CA where their youngest daughter Lori and her husband live. Alfred passed away in 2007, they were married almost 60 years.
Rosalie is survived by her daughters Michele McCormick and her husband David, Lori Moreno and her husband Vince; granddaughter Lynn Cabianca and her husband Gabriel and 2 great grandchildren Bradyn and McKayla Cabianca.
Her services will be held at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518, Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10:15 a.m.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 12, 2017
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