Rose Marie Rosie Dodge
~ August 13, 2020
Rose Marie Dodge passed away from COVID-19 on Aug. 13, 2020, exactly one month shy of her 90th birthday. Her daughters Gwenna and Kristi were at her bedside when she passed.
Rose Marie also known as Rosie was born to Charles and Leona Dodge and grew up in Camas, WA, with her big brother Bud, Charlie Dodge. She was a good student, cheerleader and majorette. Her father use to say that she was the best looking gal in all of Camas! Although, she was indeed a beautiful woman for the entirety of her life, her unparalleled kindness was her biggest attribute.
She married Joe Pollock before her 20th birthday and was a dedicated and loving mother to her three children. She did her very best to encourage them while working part-time as a secretary in Vancouver and Portland. She often exclaimed how lucky she was to have such wonderful children. In her free time she loved to sew and play golf. Rose remarried in her fifties and became Rose Marie Rygg and continued to improve her golf game with her husband Don Rygg. She was welcomed into the family by her three stepdaughters, Launa, Trudy and Donell and their seven children. She also enjoyed spending time with her son Rick and her first grandchild Whitney.
In her mid 60’s, Rose moved to Berkeley, CA. She lived with her daughter Gwenna for 20 plus years and was an enormous help in raising her grandchildren. Rose was known to her grandchildren as Nana or Nana Roses and she loved all of them as much as was humanly possible. Rose spent her last couple years in a five star care facility. She was a community favorite and made biweekly outings to many of Petaluma’s best restaurants with her daughters and grandchildren.
Rose is survived by her brother, Charles Dodge and his wife Marion; her three children, Rick Pollock, Gwenna Banfield, Kristi Linn and their half-brother Christopher Pollock; her grandchildren, Whitney McCarthy, Dakota Linn, Natalie Banfield, Skyler Linn and Gina Banfield; her great-grandchildren, Haley, Ashlyn and Norah; and many nieces and nephews.
We continue to love Rose, Nana, Mom more than oxygen and plan to tell stories of her beauty, kindness and generosity of heart as long as we are able to breathe.
A graveside memorial service will be held at Washougal Memorial Cemetery, 3329 Q St., Friday, June 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Rose would love to be remembered through your kindness to others or donation to a charity of your choice.