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Rose Avila Sampson

June 16, 1926 - November 7, 2017


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Rose Avila Sampson, born on a dairy ranch, was delivered by her father on June 16, 1926. She passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on November 7, 2017; beloved daughter of late Antonio “Tony” Texeira Avila (native of Azores Islands) and Maria Silva Avila; wife of late Howard Garfield Sampson (VA Veteran Armed Forces); blessed mother of beloved late Howard William, Bonnie Marsh, (twin sons) Tony Avila and late Floyd Garfield; beloved sister of late Mary Santos, late Barbara Maciel, Theresa Ann Brazil and late Willie T. Avila; has many nieces and nephews; was grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother to many grandchildren; she was called “Grandma Rose”; she was the Portuguese Holy Ghost Queen (1940) in Sausalito, a devoted craft maker for the exhibits for the Sonoma-Marin Fair and proponent of several state initiatives; A Celebration of Life will be held at Gateway Christian Church; 311 Professional Center Drive, Rohnert Park, CA; Saturday, November 11th @2:00.Donations will be accepted and contributed to the Celebration of Life and burial. Please send flowers directly to church only between 1:00 and 1:45 on 11/11.