Rose Nan Haggard Merritt received her angel wings on October 10, 2011 and joined her parents and sisters and brothers who preceded her passing.
She was born in Checotah, Oklahoma on September 13, 1912. Rose is survived by four children; Melvin Carothers, (Sylvia), Marjorie Schali, (John), of Turlock, Jan Sennewald (Fred) of Tucson, AZ, and Judy Gaffney (Greg) of Fresno. She leaves behind 15 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and and many great-great grandchildren.
Rose lived at the Turlock Rehabilitation and Retirement Center until her passing where she was met with kindness and caring in her last years. She lived in the Turlock/Hilmar area for 61 years. Rose worked at Penguin Ice Cream in Turlock for many years and also ran her own restaurant with her now deceased husband, David Merritt. They also had a small farm for many years on Lander Avenue.
Graveside service will be held: Friday, October 14, 2011 at 1:00PM at Fresno Memorial Gardens, 175 S. Cornelia Ave, Fresno, CA. 93706.
Arrangements by Turlock Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please send remembrances to your favorite charity.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011