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Rosemary was a mother of 3 and grandmother of 4. She devoted her life to her husband, children and grandchildren. She shared 33 years of marriage with her husband, Joseph O'Con.
Born in Sacramento, California, she was the daughter of Alfonso Espinoza and Mary (Favela) Espinoza. She is survived by her husband, Joseph O'Con, her 3 children Ruben Perez, Angele Burns and Ashley O'Con; and her grandchildren, Tre, Zane, Devin and Cruz. Rosemary attended Roseville High School and was a lifelong Roseville resident. As a young adult, she loved to attend the local dance hall in Roseville, go to church and play Tennis. Her first job was working at Denio’s Auction.
In her early 20s, she was crowned Queen for September 16th, Mexican Independence Day, in Placer County. She enjoyed arts and crafts and was inspired by interior design shows and took pride in her home and her yard.
She was an active mother and attended school field trips and worked closely with the teachers in her children's school. She was a continuous supporter of their extracurricular activities and never missed a soccer game or tournament.
Her favorite thing to do was to go to baseball games; she was a sports fanatic. She was an avid KNBR Sports Radio listener and knew anything and everything about sports and could hold her own when it came to shooting out statistics and commentary with another sports fan.
Rosemary was always a San Francisco Giants fan, but her husband took her to her first A's game in 1988 and the rest is history. She and her family would go on to attend many A’s, Giants, Raiders and Warriors games. Rosemary loved to tailgate at Raider Games and even had her daughters create a custom CD for her with songs like Tupac’s “California Love” and The Luniz “Oakland Raider” song. She loved going to Nations Hamburgers after the games.
Although she loved her football music playlist, her favorite musical artists were Luther Vandross, Gladys Knight and Vicente Fernandez. She bought every Luther Vandross album made in the Roseville area (including the Christmas albums).
Her favorite holiday was Halloween, although she loved to decorate for every holiday. She loved to clean; her and her family would go on annual camping trips and her daughters would blush with embarrassment as she would sweep the dirt at the campsite. She and her husband loved taking their daughters for trips to Circus Circus in Reno and staying in cabins in Lake Tahoe with her family.
Rosemary’s smile lit up the room; she made others laugh, but nothing was more memorable than getting her to laugh. She had her own vocabulary that she expected others to understand; she often would say things like “oh just go with it” if you weren’t following her story. Her sons-in-law couldn’t help but laugh at her outdated sayings such as “it’s hot as molasses in here,” or other sayings that she claimed were Spanish but they really weren't.
She was set in her ways; she claimed she didn’t like change because her Zodiac sign was Cancer, but she became more and more progressive as the years went on. She religiously watched CNN and made sure to call her daughters every day and update them on the national news and harassed them to vote during voting season. She backed her youngest daughter as she attended protests during college. She was willing to have the uncomfortable conversations, respectfully.
Rosemary was funny, witty and committed to her husband and her family. She lived for her children and grandchildren. Our hearts ache with emptiness as she was taken from us too soon, but we will remember the good times and look to the future with love and joyfulness as she would have.
A prayer service is planned for Rosemary on Thursday, July 7th, 2022, at Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel in Rocklin, California. Please check back for details.