Obituary: Roselle Boos |

Obituary: Roselle Boos

Mrs. Roselle Boos passed away at her Gardnerville home Saturday, July 14, 2012. She was 78. Her husband, friends and loving rescued cats will and are missing her mightily.

Roselle was born January 8, 1934 in Ft. Worth, Texas and has lived in New Jersey and Westchester, Massachusetts before relocating to California in 1960. In addition to receiving a volunteer service away for over 5000 hours of her time at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, she also worked for the Rand Corporation in Saigon in 1965.

Roselle married Ed Duggan in 1966 and was a loving wife and stepmother to her husbands four children until his death in 1981.

Converting to Catholicism in 1982, Roselle married Ray Gambon, her late husband Ed’s best friend. After Ray’s death in 1999, she married Dennis McNiece and they moved to Gardnerville in 2001, with Dennis passing in 2003.

Roselle leave behind her current husband, Donald G. Boos, a noted California Landscape Architect, married in 2007 in a lovely garden wedding at the home of friends in Angels Camp, CA. For a short while Murphys, CA was their home, finally relocating to Gardnerville in 2009 when Don closed his California practice. Don has volunteered extensively with “Mainstreet Gardnerville” and with the Douglas County Historical Society.

During her recent few years of marriage, she enjoyed several oceanic cruises and special railroad tours, sharing with Don her delight in seeing more of the world, gathering new recipes, and the variety of tastes of Italy, Spain and many historic ports of the Mediterranean Sea, Hawaii and the Eastern provinces of Canada.

Also a member of the Douglas County Historical Society, Roselle was keenly interested reading many volumes on the history of Douglas County and was quite philanthropic to various groups as well.

Roselle also leaves behind Lori Berry, a devoted and loving neighbor, almost as a daughter, in the sense they affected each others lives in such a manner.

An inurnment will be private August 4, 2012.