Rosemary Perry, a 59 year resident of San Pedro, CA passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 in San Pedro. Born in Torrance, California, she was 59 years old when she died. Rosemary was widowed at 47 years old. She was extremely passionate about music and a lover of music of all kinds. Compassionate and a humanitarian by nature Rosemary volunteered at Toberman Settlement House for six years. She was preceded in death by her husband of many years, Ralph Sambrano and her father, Clifford Perry. She is survived by her Mother, Annie Perry of San Pedro, CA, Son, Martin Sambrano of San Pedro, CA, Son, Pete Sambrano of San Pedro, CA, Son, Richard Sambrano of San Pedro, CA, grandson, Deshawn Chapman Sambrano, granddaughters Heaven Leanne Sambrano and Destiny Rose Sambrano, Sister, Francine Perry of San Pedro, CA, brother, Jack Perry of Encino, CA, brother, Fred Perry of Carson, CA, brother, Glenn Perry of Escindido, CA, sister, Verna Perry of Salt Lake City, UT and sister Beverly Perry, of San Pedro, CA. Rosemary was also adored and will be missed by all her friends and other family members. The Memorial Service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. A reception will follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room from 12 Noon until 2:00 P.M. Inurnment will be private.

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  1. rose me and you have a lot of good memories and i will always have those memories in my heart. i will love and miss you and all the good times that we had together. may you rest in peace

  2. Dear Friends and Family of Rosemary, Rosemary and I became friends while at Barton Hill Elementary. We grew up in a glorius time. Rosemary was Black and I didn’t care. I am a Mexican and she didn’t care… we were just friends! We would see each other during the years and we always had a kiss and a hug for each other. I know she is in a better place now, so I’ll say in Spanish “Hasta Luego”! (Until we meet again) God Bless you Rosemary (Cornbread), and your family in this time of great sorrow. Your friend, Sandy Soto (Silva)

  3. To the family of Rose also known affectionatly by her school pals as (corn bread) she will be sorely missed. she was always so sweet and always had a smile for my husband and I whenever we bumped into her.Again we are so sorry. Betty & Ernie Alvarado. Good Bye old friend, may you rest in peace.

  4. Our sincerest condolences to Pete and his family. May God strenghthen and comfort you all. love- Anthony (boulder) Trejo, mom and family. Rose may you rest in peace. Thank you for being a good friend to me, Anthony and my family. love- Renee Trejo

  5. Rose was a mother, daughter,and sister but to me she was a best friend. We’ve laughed, cried, agreed, and disagreed but through it all our friendship held strong and I’ll always hold her memory in my heart. ” I love you, Rose”,you’ll be missed and never forgotten. Someday we’ll meet again,and knowing that my homegirl will be there with open arms makes my heart smile!! My heart felt condolences to the family with love and respect from my family!!

  6. Rosemary (Cornbread),May our Lord bess you and keep you by his side to take care of you, you are in a better place than us now. It was such a pleasure to get to know you. we met some years ago through my Parents Betty & Ernie Alvarado. I will always remember you and the smile you always had on your face when ever we ran into eachother. you will be greatly misses by all that knew you. May you Rest in Peace.. Bernadette Rabaca (Herrera)

  7. My Dear Friend, I treasure the memories I have of our youth and I’m sadden by the fact that we lost contact for so many years. I’m so happy that we ran into each other in resent years. I know our Lord has a very special cloud for you to rest on. Until we see each other again. Love, Vera (Yashi to you)

  8. I didn’t kow Rosemary,but I heard so many great things about her thru Francine and Phyliss, I am just glad to know that her spirit worked thru others and I know that she was a great energy on this earth and she may be gone physically but her memory and spirit will live thru others such as her sons and grandkids, and just others lifes that she touched on her journey and it doesn’t stop here on earth, she will be about our fathers business and we shall meet her one day. God Bless this family and give them courage to trudge thru the lost of Rosemary. Valerie

  9. In November 1965, Rose & I were 18 when our souls crossed in SF; the era of Double OO Soul, “Up On The Roof”; Light My Fire; the actual age of Aquarius. We were the real life “Thelma & Louise” in a ’72 MG ragtop to Oklahoma & back, flashing everyone the peace sign. The early-day experiences: young girls in HAWAII w/Verna; runnin’ the streets of SF in ‘hot pants & Twiggy eyelashes’ during the Vietnam days; dancing to Motown; she was wild & we were reckless & free. Rose attracted adoring men like a magnet; she was “PURDY” inside & out; loved girly things ~ perfume, flowers, dainty stuff. I learned from her; we learned together. I did whatever she wanted or told me to do – she was a leader/had a way with people, didn’t she? Loved that woman – never met anyone like her. Later she moved back to Pedro & FELL IN LOVE WITH RALPH; she loved that man & it made me glad to see her content. Her wonderful sons of which she was so proud are a testament to their deeply, soulful father and the goodness Rose had being the remarkable individual that she was. I’ll miss you so much Cousin Lupe ~ our hearts will always be connected ~ please listen to my prayers and may God take you in his arms. I love you. With tears in my eyes, I will always remain, your Cousin MEchelle. Aloha.

  10. Me and Rose go way back whe met in the late 70’s were good friends for a long time, we alwys got along good, she was the sweetest friend you could ever have, and she would not hide nothing from you she would alway tell it like it is. We lost touch until she showed up at Toberman, I think she was getting her thanksgiving meal, and she asked me to get her a job there. Well I told her to go volunteer and if they liked the way she worked they would probably hire her in the food pantry. She did volunteer and continued until she got this horrid sickness. This time we were both much older and more hardheaded, and would always argue about dumb little things. then make up followed with a hug and a ” I still love you”. When she told me she had cancer, I yelled at her and said you better not go who am I gonna argue with now? she laughed as usual. the only regrets I have is not being able to be with her every day like I wanted to, at least keep her company the last months of her life. It was hard because I got sick also, and I jokingly told her one day. “you better come get me when its my turn cause Im next”. She laughed and said “your not gonna die” I told her “well in case I do pick me up when I do” she said “ok” with her curly smile, thats what I call her smile cause it would curl up on the corners. Rose if you are able to read this, “I love you and am glad to have known you” and “you will be missed by so many especially me. “I feel so alone now without you and knowing you will never pass by my house, checking if I have homemade tortillas and beans”. ” I will see you later, but till then I will be thinking about you” “bye for now your best friend Nellie” or as you used to call me nellie belle.”

  11. Because I could not stop for Death — He kindly stopped for me — The Carriage held but just Ourselves — And Immortality. We slowly drove — He knew no haste And I had put away My labor and my leisure too, For His Civility? We passed the School, where Children strove At Recess — in the Ring — We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain — We passed the Setting Sun — Or rather — He passed Us — The Dews drew quivering and chill — For only Gossamer, my Gown — My Tippet — only Tulle — We paused before a House that seemed A Swelling of the Ground — The Roof was scarcely visible — The Cornice — in the Ground — Since then — ’tis Centuries — and yet Feels shorter than the Day I first surmised the Horses’ Heads Were toward Eternity — Dear Richard, Pete and my dearest Marty, This has always been one of my favorite Emily Dickinson poems. Your mom has had quite a journey–both in life and now in death. I will always honor the sacrifice that she made for me. Love, Kathy

  12. {Jesus said}” I give them eternal life,and they shall never perish.”…….You will be miss by many. Always, Maryangela Alvarado

  13. Auntie RoseMary, You will be missed, but the memories I have with you and your little family will be with me forever. I know now you are at peace and rest and with those you love still: Grandpa, Ralph, my sister and many others. You are loved and missed but we will all see you someday again soon! Until we meet again! I love you! Love Your Niece, Windy

  14. A year and a half later – please know Rose that I think of you often and wish I could have helped you so you could be here today. I miss you and wouldn’t it be nice if I could just fly down and see you whenever I wanted to. I know I speak for many when I say how much you are missed – you were so unique and there is something lacking in my life without having you, my friend, my cousin, around anymore. I wish, I wish, I wish. Trying to keep your “essence” by staying in touch with Francine & Verna; I know they miss you too, so much. I mention you in my prayers and will never forget you. Say hi to my Mom and Dad and look for me in the future. Love, your cousin, Sherrill (MEchelle)

  15. Rose – your birthday would be this Sunday 5/23/10 and I have found myself here, again, reading and re-reading all the messages to you. Miss you ‘my girl’….and haven’t, won’t ever forget you. Why, why, why can’t you still be here with us? Visiting this site makes me think I can still be close to you. Am I in denial? You are in my prayers. Love, your Cousin, MEE-chelle

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