Rosanell Bones, known to many as “Roz” transitioned, peacefully, on August 25th, 2023 in Emmett, Idaho. She was 94 years young.
On the day before Independence Day, July 3rd, 1929, Rosanell came into the world as the youngest child of Floria and Matthew Burhus, in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Her 6 siblings, Elberta, Burlis, Guy, Ted, G.W., and James Dale adored their baby sister and remained close throughout their lives.
After she married the love of her life, Donald R. Bones in 1966, she moved to Littlerock, CA where she worked with him to manage the family business of growing peaches and pears. With two of her best friends, Jean Rimmer and Shirley Shirley, she opened a charming boutique called “JeaShiRoz” which became a gathering spot for friends and family. During her time in Littlerock, she demonstrated her love of community through her work with the Littlerock Lioness Club and Chamber of Commerce. She was also involved in Local, State and National politics.
In 1996, she relocated to Paradise, CA where she lived until the devastating Camp Fire of 2018 took her home. She then moved to Idaho to be with her daughter, Valarie.
Rosanell was an accomplished artist, best known for her oil painting and decorated emu and ostrich eggs. She enjoyed golfing and was a past member of Chrystalaire Country Club in Llano, CA. She loved to bowl for fun, (with a little side-betting), and used a specially made green ball. And, Roz collected elephants – always with the trunk up for good luck.
Rosanell’s friends and loved ones inevitably mention her smile, her elegance, her classy sense of style, her unwavering positive spirit, and share stories of delightful shenanigans that she often instigated.
Rosanell was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald Bones, her parents, her siblings and many of her friends. She is survived by her three children, Valarie Zuniga Norman (Doug), Barton Bowling (Rosa), and Melissa Schuster (Cliff Jacobson), and her bonus daughters, Dorothy Bones and Donna Shephard (Shep). She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and bonus grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and bonus great-grands, and 1 great-great grandson.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at the Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett, Idaho.