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Rosalyn Rae Rhinehart, 92, of Medford passed away November 5, 2022 from Covid Pneumonia at Rogue Regional Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Perl Funeral Home. This will be a time of sharing memories.
Rosalyn was born April 12, 1930 in Vinton, Iowa, one of three daughters of Lawrence and Ida Kelty Floyd. I was valedictorian, graduating in 1948 from Urbana, Iowa High School but remained a student throughout life. On June 3, 1948, Joseph Rhinehart and I were married; lasting 52 years. They lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa until moving to Oregon in the early 60s due to Joe's health. Surviving my death are my sons, Lawrence Eugene, his wife Carol, Gary Lee, his wife LaRae. Grandchildren Dawn, Renee, and Amber Lee and husband DJ, Tammy Anderson, Cody Norman and wife Crystal. Great grandchildren Jordan Rhinehart, Ian Perkins, Brooke and Chelsea Buhman, Erika and Rachael Norman. I was preceded in my death by my sisters Dorothea Lorraine and Donna Meyocks.
Rosalyn returned almost yearly to visit family back in Iowa. Her two basic needs in life were to love and to be loved.
She was an assistant manager of Loop Shell, a full service filling station with a 300 car pay parking lot in downtown Cedar Rapids, IA from 1951-62. PDX operator at Medford's Providence Hospital 1974-86. Secretary and warehouse manager for Tax Forms Inc 1986-92. At St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids, she volunteered over 1,000 hours. Rosalyn was a charter member of the Southern Oregon Alzheimer's Association, served on Medford's Citizens Planning Advisory Commission for 38 years and was given a gold key to the City of Medford for outstanding volunteer service. Rosalyn loved sewing, handcrafts and was known for her decorated Easter Egg Trees. She authored several books: "The Walk Down Memory Lane", "The Beginnings of the Rogue Valley", and "A Fifty Year Adventure". Rosalyn also enjoyed writing poetry.
Rosalyn leaves behind a string of memories held together by family ties and bound by much love. Her death makes time to let go. It is also a time for those whose livesshe widely touched to celebrate her life by gathering together to share memories. May the beautiful seeds she planted in the lives of others continue to grow. "When my life is through and the angels ask me to recall the thrill of them all, I will tell them "It was in remembering all of you!" Life ends in memories, but last forever.
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