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Jack Rosevear

June 1923 — June 2011

Jack Rosevear


POSTED June 7, 2011 11:14 p.m.

Jack Kenneth Rosevear was called to Heaven by his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 3. All his family and friends will miss him dearly. Jack was born in Lead, S.D. on June 10, 1923. He moved to Mill Valley, Calif. with his parents, John Charles Rosevear "Jack" and Iris Isabelle Thompson Rosevear, a year later. He graduated from Mt. Tamalpais High School and worked in the ship yard with his brother, William Alfred "Nick," during World War II in Sauselito.

Jack met his true love, Venus Blythe, in Mill Valley and they were married Oct. 1, 1945. They were happily married 63 years until she died Feb. 5, 2009. Jack and Venus moved to Las Vegas, Nev., and opened a painting and contracting business with his Uncle Bill called Rosevear’s. They moved with their two daughters to Modesto in 1960, and became members of the First Baptist Church.

Jack worked for Fuller O’Brian Paint Company on Kearney Street for many years and then sold real estate for Century 21 in Modesto for 16 years. Jack and Venus moved to Turlock in 1995 to their daughter and son-in-law’s farm.

Jack is survived by his youngest brother, Lee Rosevear and wife, Janet, of Mill Valley, and their children, Ginnie Nichols and Don Rosevear and wife, Heidi, and children. He is also survived by his nephew, Jack Rosevear of Rohnert Park and his family, and many cousins, as well as his two daughters and their husbands, Linda and Will Hack of Turlock and Cathy and Kurt Olson of Pismo Beach; and Venus’ brother and wife; Jack and Maralene Blythe and children of Modesto.

Jack was also known as "Papa" to his three grandchildren, John Hack and Jennifer, Eric Olson and Michelle, and Laura Runsten and Peter; also five beautiful great grandchildren, Taylor and Ethan Olson and Jarod, Joshua and Justin Hack.

We will miss Jack’s love of life, his sense of humor, and his committed walk with his Lord and Savior. He fought the good fight, he finished the race, and he kept the faith.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made in Jack’s memory to First Baptist Church, now known as Cross Point Community Church, at 808 Needham St., Modesto, CA 95354.

A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at Cross Point Community Church, 808 Needham St., in Modesto.

Please share your memories at www.allenmortuary.com.

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