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Rose Arainty- May 1, 2018

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Rose Arainty

Rose Arainty entered into rest May 1st, 2018, at the age of 92.

Rose was born in Susanville on October 8, 1925, to Eugenio and Benita Ezquer.  When she was 8, the family moved back to Spain where they lived for the next 19 years.  Rose grew up in Burgui, Navarra, then moved to Pamplona after the Spanish Civil War ended.  The family eventually moved back to Susanville in the 1950s, at which time Rose and her sister, Maria, both began working at Lassen Memorial Hospital.  Rose worked at the hospital as a dietician for 10 years.

During the 1950s and ’60s, Rose loved going to the local Basque dances and picnics and enjoying good times with family and friends like the Esparzas and the Ochotorenas.  When her sister Maria began dating Gene Goni, they introduced Rose to Gene’s cousin, Yves Arainty, who eventually became her future husband.   Rose and Yves were married on November 20, 1965.

Together with their partners, the Garayoas, Yves and Rose ran Burney Bowl and Sierra Lanes Bowling Alley.   In 1967, they welcomed a daughter, Yvette, to the family. After selling Burney Bowl in 1971, they moved back to Susanville and bought their family home on Mark Street.   The home was the place of many joyous times and celebrations.  Rose was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, making everything she did look easy.   She was also a fabulous cook and baker, frequently called upon to bake her famous “Chocolate Éclairs.”  Rose and her husband Yves made numerous trips in the course of their 33-year marriage to France and Spain to visit and care for relatives.   Rose shared a special bond with her sister Maria.  They were inseparable and each other’s best friend.   She was passionate about flowers and gardening and loved to spend her days tending to her beautiful backyard.    Her other passion was watching her baseball team, the SF Giants.   She was a diehard fan who watched every game and gave the players a piece of her mind when they weren’t performing up to her standards.

Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Yves Arainty, (1998) and sister, Maria Goni (2011).  Rose is survived by her daughter, Yvette Rodrigues, son-in-law Chris , and grandson Lucas, of Renton, WA;  niece Rose Davis of Fair Oaks; nephew Paul Goni of Susanville;  aunt Mariana Gonzalez of Murcia, Spain; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins throughout California, Nevada,  and Navarra, Spain.

Rosary service and Catholic mass funeral will both be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Susanville, followed by interment at Diamond Crest Cemetery.  A reception will follow immediately at Monsignor Moran Hall.

The family requests any donations please be made in Rose’s name to the Sacred Heart Caring and Sharing.


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2 Responses to Rose Arainty- May 1, 2018

  1. Tory Fischer

    Tory Fischer

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    My condolences to the family. She was a lovely lady.

  2. Emelia Zubillaga

    Emelia Zubillaga

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    My condolence to the family’s .May God keep you in his care.✝️✝️✝️

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