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Obituary for Rosie Fay Yamamoto 

Rosie Fay Yamamoto 1929 – 2020.

–Rosie was born in Albany Texas on October 28, 1929, to Brevis and Beatrice Stewart. She loved to say she was born the “day the stock market crashed”. She was the youngest of three children and spent her early years growing up in Texas, and her teenage years in Arizona. Rosie moved to California in 1946, married in 1948 and lived in the Chino Valley area of Southern California where she raised three children, Yvonne, Denise and Nick.

In 1970 Rosie moved to Laguna Niguel, and in 1974, married Dr. Rio Yamamoto whom she described as “the love of her life.” Rosie worked with Rio in his Family Practice office in Orange County, California, and was a second mother to his two daughters, Amy and Terry. In the mid-eighties, Rosie and Rio retired and moved to Cambria, California and later moved to Paso Robles.

Rosie’s passion was interior decorating and she and Rio loved to dance and travel the world. One of Rosie’s hobbies was quilting and she was a self-taught hand quilter. Rosie and Rio were devout Christians and studied and read the bible daily.

In 2012, Rosie moved to Rancho Mirage to be closer to her children. Rosie joined our Lord on April 15, 2020 after a short illness. She was preceded in death by Dr. Rio Yamamoto in 2004 and leaves behind her three children and two step-children and their spouses and families including 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

Rosie’s final resting place will be next to Rio at the Cambria cemetery, and a service will be scheduled at Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home in Pasto Robles at a later date.

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