Rosalie "Miki" Yvonne Gardini
August 1, 1940 – March 25, 2021
GARDINI SHAND, Rosalie Yvonne, "Miki", age 80, of Roseville, CA, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021. She was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. At age 5 she started singing on Uncle Al’s Amateur Radio Hour in Vancouver. In her early teens as part of a gospel country western trio she traveled the logging camps of B.C. entertaining the loggers. In her later teens she was among Canadian pop artists singing with the female trio the Valentines having a hit single in the top 3 of the hit-parade. The Valentines also sang backup for Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and they appeared on stage with Ernst Tubb and his Texas Troubadours. She then started singing classical and contemporary with her daughter Tammy in the Stockton chorale. After moving to Salt Lake City, Utah, she sang with the “other chorus” in town, the Utah Symphony Chorus. As a Canadian-American she was a Hockey Mom, a True Blue Brooklyn/L.A. Dodgers fan, and an extremely accomplished cribbage player having achieved the near impossible, a perfect hand! She will be joining her favorite Dodger, most of the time, Tommy Lasorda. She adored Vin Scully’s announcing style, and her favorite pitchers? . . . Sandy Koufax and grandson Jacob. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother and stepmother, she preferred family gatherings and holidays, treasuring those memories with family.
She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Phyllis Sanders Muise, and her sister, Patricia Magnone, July 31, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Edward J.; twin daughters, Sandy Shand and Shelly Gurwell; daughter Tammy Kidder; son, Scott Shand and his wife, Kristen; grandsons, Eric Shand, Sean Kidder and wife Amberly, Jacob Gurwell, Mitchell Shand, and Dylan Shand; granddaughters, Brianna Gurwell, Melanie Gurwell, and Ellie Shand; stepson Michael Gardini; and in Canada, niece Juanita Brattly, husband Scott; nephews Ken and Dan Crossley; and friends. Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00pm, Monday, May 10, 2021, her 35th Wedding Anniversary, at Mt. Vernon Memorial Park, Fair Oaks with Covid restrictions on number of attendees. Her immortal remains will rest in the Garden of Tranquility at Mount Vernon Memorial Park, Fair Oaks, California. The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Sutter Roseville Hospital. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to the Disabled American Veterans, DAV, in lieu of flowers.
- Disabled American Veterans
Celebration of Life
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mount Vernon Memorial Park
Rosalie "Miki" Yvonne Gardini
April 3, 2021
The times I was blessed to be with Micki and Ed span parts of every decade in which their marriage flourished. The brilliance of their love and devotion to each other drew my bride and me to spend the first night of our own married life as guest of Micki and Ed at their home in Roseville, California. Mary Lou and I extend our prayerful condolences to all whom Mickle loved and who mourn her departure from life on earth as we celebrate heaven’s gain.
April 3, 2021
The most wonderful woman that ever shared my life has joined her sister in peace and in love. With grief comes a generous joy that fills the abyss with light and . . . song. I, never a great sports fan, except for the Cleveland Browns . . . please, don't laugh, she shared her infinite knowledge of baseball, Brooklyn/LA Dodger baseball. As a hockey mom she passed on the rudiments of the game and I took to the excitement of the sport immediately. Cribbage? She tried to teach the finer points, with heroic patience.
Our years together were blessed with family, friends and two World Series wins! We were married at Christ Lutheran in Brea, California. Our vows we kept with ease, honoring and respecting each other, the love deepening and growing on this most marvelous journey. Like many wedding ceremonies, we used 13 Corinthians which I will share again. This is not our final story together.
13 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.