Anne Reinke

Anne R. Reinke made her transition on August 17, 2014 in Santa Rosa at the age of 93. She loved life and brought a positive attitude to every phase of it. Anne was born in Seattle, WA, graduated from Snohomish High School and attended college at the University of Washington. She married Walter Henry Reinke on Sept. 13, 1943. While raising her family she taught elementary school for many years in Concord, CA.  When Walter’s career brought them to Antioch they quickly became active in the community.  Anne joined The Chamber of Commerce; The Woman’s Club of Antioch (President 1970s) and founded a Campfire Girls group (1964). Upon relocating to Spring Lake Village in Santa Rosa (1998) she served on the Food, Garden, Fun & Games committees and founded the Pinochle Club.

She loved to travel, seeing Germany, France, Italy, Scandinavia, China, Thailand, Mexico, most of the USA and Hawaii. She expressed her creativity in many forms: quilting, beading, Santa dolls, and was always a great cook and wonderful hostess. A life-long metaphysician, Anne was an active in the Centers for Spiritual Living.

She was a loving mother and is survived by her children: Reynolds and Barbara Sue Reinke, Toni Lizotte, Louise and Roger Brandt; grandchildren: Jason Lizotte, Nathan Lizotte, Christopher and Christine Reinke; great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Gavin, and Luke Reinke.

Memorial Service will be held on Sat., Sept. 27 at 2 pm in the Chapel of the Resurrection at Spring Lake Village, 5555 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Remembrances in Anne's honor may be directed to The Welfare League of Santa Rosa, 126 - 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.



Linda Adams Skyrme

Here's my wonderful mom's story (the really brief version w/ some interesting details), along with an invitation to her Celebration of Life Service this Saturday, 2pm at Santa Rosa Center for Spiritual Living:
Linda Adams Skyrme, 74, passed away on August 17 in Santa Rosa. She was born on November 17, 1939 to Charles Adams, a boat builder, and his wife Willa on Catalina Island. In 1941 during the war she moved with her parents and older brother Bill to Long Beach. Two years later they moved to the small ranch town of Zenia, CA, where Linda, aged 4 1/2 at the time, was admitted to first grade, allowing the 6-student, one-room schoolhouse to remain open. Two years later they settled in Santa Rosa where they spent the winter living in a tent, heated only by a kerosene lamp, while building the El Portal Motel on Santa Rosa Avenue. 
In her primary years, she took up roller skating. While attending Santa Rosa High School, she began competing as an artistic roller skater, and her fours team took home a national championship. She attended San Jose State and graduated from Sonoma State College in 1964. Adored by her students, she taught grades K-2 at Richard Crane and John Reed elementary schools and retired after more than 30 years. She married Ralph "Lucky" Skyrme, a car and manufactured home salesman, on July 6, 1968 and they made their home in Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park. They recently celebrated 46 years together. Their son, Gary (Skye), a professional pianist, singer, composer and piano teacher, lives in Portland, Oregon. Linda was a community activist and participated in several civic groups including the Vintage Choir of Rohnert Park and Sonoma County Organ Club. She attended the Center for Spiritual Living-Santa Rosa. 
A lover of humanity, her bright light, sense of humor, kindness, grounded presence, and love of listening and learning drew people to her like a magnet. She will be missed greatly by all who were blessed to know her.
A celebration of life service for Linda will be held at the Center for Spiritual Living-Santa Rosa on Saturday, August 23 at 2 pm. Her family invites you to share stories and memories of her life. Linda loved face-to-face conversation over a great meal. In lieu of a donation, please bring a favorite dish to share for a potluck after the service. Flowers can be sent to CSL-SR at 2095 Occidental Road this Saturday between 10am and noon.

Joe Lilley



Passed away at the age of 78 due to prostate cancer. Come celebrate his life at the Center For Spritual Living at 6 p.m. on April 1st at 2075 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, California 95401. Donations graciously accepted to help friends with costs. Send to Keller Williams Realty 120 Stony Point Rd STE 140 Santa Rosa CA 95401

Terry Rosendahl

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Terry James Rosendahl, a 62 year-old beloved member of our community passed over suddenly on the 1st day of spring, March 21st, 2014.   A man who was in top physical condition was doing what he loved; running in Ragle Park in Sebastopol on a beautiful spring afternoon.

Terry is survived by son Adam, his son’s mother, Denise, his father James and wife Kathy, brothers Tim, his wife Lisa and their children Ashley, Brandon and Cassandra, his brother Tom, wife Brenda and children, Tanner, Eli, Jase, Wyatt and Jerrica, and finally, his dear girlfriend Karen.  His mother Helen preceded him in death.

He was born in Minot, North Dakota on October 21st, 1951 and raised in Fargo, North Dakota. He attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.  A juggler, minstrel and creative games maverick, Terry (then called “Mistachio”) travelled to Renaissance fairs around the country with the “Pig’s Eye CompaƱa,” a vagabond group of entertainers.

He relocated to Northern California where he has lived for 30 years, with the past 20 years in Sebastopol.  He and Denise created a beautiful home in the redwoods in Sebastopol where their son Adam was raised. 

Terry worked for most of his career in software sales but most people knew and loved him as a Renaissance man.  An enthusiastic member of the Sebastopol dance community, he shared his multitude of skills as musician, juggler and eclectic dancer along with his ever willingness to help out friends in need.  Always a spiritual seeker, he has been a committed member of the Center for Spiritual Living for the past 15 years.

He will be remembered and hugely missed by his family and friends for his quiet presence, his deep listening skills and for his kind and compassionate heart.

A Rosendahl Memorial Fund has been established at the Sebastopol Redwood Credit Union, 7840 Covert Lane, Sebastopol to facilitate the completion of a gifting from Terry to his son Adam. (Donations are payable to Adam Rosendahl)  Gifts of flowers  may be sent to the chapel at the Center for Spiritual Living by 4pm on Friday, 3/28.

Services will be held Friday, March 28th at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2075 Occidental Road in Santa Rosa at 5 pm with a healthy potluck reception to follow.

 


From the Press Democrat:

A 62-year-old jogger was found dead Friday afternoon in Sebastopol’s Ragle Ranch Park.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday identified the jogger as Terry Rosendahl of Sebastopol. His body was discovered about 5 p.m. Friday. Earlier Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office sought help in identifying the body, as Rosendahl had been jogging and not carrying identification.

Investigators in the Coroner’s Office said they believed Rosendahl died of natural causes. An autopsy is pending for later this week.

Ron Atchison


Ron Atchison made his transition on Feb 13, 2014. He was a loving husband to his devoted wife Pam, a dedicated father to his children Patrick, Lila, and Sara and had a heart full of love for his faithful dog Henry.

His music career in Sonoma County spans back to Rosie's Cantina in the early 70s where he and his partner Rick Concoff, were sure to create an atmosphere of unexpected humor and memorable music. He and Rickie recorded four albums of Israeli folk music and an album of original music with Jonathan Marmelzat.

As Ron and Pam started attending the Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa is the mid 90s, Ron's music began to mingle with his spiritual values. Pam and Ron shared a love of music and toured the county playing at other Centers. During this time, he also recorded two CDs of original songs that speak to the joy of life with his songwriting partner and friend Claire Victor. His passion for music is passed on to his talented children Lila and Patrick. His legacy also includes the many guitar students, both private and at Summer Waldorf School, whose lives were influenced forever. Being the people-person that he was, Ron also thoroughly enjoyed working with Pam running their family business, Hampton Court, a bath and body shop located in downtown Santa Rosa for 22 years. The shop eventually moved to the Internet and Ron became skilled working with product images in Photoshop. He will also be remembered and missed by his spiritual community, mother Betty, brother Michael and sister in law Kay, sister Dawn and brother-in-law Bill and his many long time friends.

His gentle nature, sense of humor, and ability to draw the best out in people lives on in us all. He passed peacefully at home with Pam at his side. A musical tribute and celebration of Ron's life will be held on March 29, 2014, 2 p.m., at The Center for Spiritual Living. 2075 Occidental Rd. Santa Rosa CA 95403.

Ron loved his garden and as a reminder of his spirit living on, please send donations for the Ron Atchison Memorial Garden to Pam Atchison at 1275 4th street, Box 173, Santa Rosa, Ca 94504 in lieu of cut flowers. -

See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pressdemocrat/obituary.aspx?n=ron-atchison&pid=170183025



Valerie Randall





Valerie Randall, 58, friend to and member of the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa, died unexpectedly on Feb. 28, 2014 at her home.

Valerie's blog on Patch about her life in Stonington:
http://stonington.patch.com/blogs/through-my-eyes?content_subdomain=stonington

She is survived by her brother and his wife, Skot and Judy Randall of San Ramon, Calif., and their children Ashley Randall, Dana Pawlak and Arron Pawlak; and her brother Mark Randall of Castro Valley, Calif. She was predeceased by her two beloved and crazy dachshunds, Mothra and Godzilla.

Frances E. Ross (aka Linda)



Frances E. Ross (aka Linda) passed away peacefully January 17, 2014 in her home, surrounded by family and loved ones. Linda, the “Ladybug Queen,” was 91.  She died gracefully after a rich life of good times and good works.  Her loving son, Jerry Ross, stepdaughter Sally Ross Riordan, grandchildren, Jack, Emma and Alice and their mother, Lora Lee, will sorely miss her.  

Linda’s surviving siblings, Joe Brayer of Alamo, Texas and Dorothy Baumer of Lake Havasu, Arizona, and her many adoring nieces, nephews, and cousins will also miss her.  Linda was preceded in passing by her older sister, Peggy Wick of Palm Desert, California just days earlier.  They join their other siblings, Mary, Ann, Rose, John and Ralph who all grew up on a farm in Marshfield, Wisconsin.   

Her generous and loving spirit, along with her art and craftwork of ladybugs and flower bookmarks were appreciated by many.  A memorial service is planned for March 8 at 1:30 pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2075 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, California 95401. Donations in Linda’s name can be sent to the center.