Rosalie Joyce Brase

June 6, 1929October 24, 2018

Rosalie Joyce Brase, age 89, passed away on October 24, 2018, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's.

Rosalie was born in Fresno and attended Fresno High School. Rosalie worked at Roosevelt Elementary School for 21 years. She began as an instructional aide and ultimately became the school secretary.

Rosalie married Jack Brase of Fresno on November 4, 1950. During their nearly 60 year marriage, they enjoyed traveling with friends across the country and throughout Europe. Rosalie enjoyed participating in Red Hat activities and volunteering at the Community Hospital gift shop. She also loved shopping and decorating her home, especially during the holiday seasons.

Rosalie is survived by her daughters, Valerie Swindle and her husband Robert, Linda Brase-Briar and her husband John, her grandchildren Andrea and Matt Swindle and Blaine and Grant Smothers. She is also survived by her brother Ken Wright and his wife Holly. Her sister Norma Stuckey and her husband Joe preceded her in death.

The family would like to give a big thanks to her caregiver Laurie Turner who provided Rosalie with much care, love and friendship. We also appreciate the care that Saint Agnes Hospice provided during our mother's final year.

A memorial gathering to celebrate Rosalie's life will be held at Stephens and Bean Chapel on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.

Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Association,550 W Alluvial Ave #106, Fresno, CA 93711.


  • Valerie & Robert Swindle, Daughter
  • Lihda & John Brase-Briar, Daughter
  • Kenneth & Holly Wright, Brother
  • Mrs. Brase also leaves four grandchildren to cherish his memory.

  • Alzheimer's Association


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Rosalie Joyce Brase

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Karen Matthews

November 6, 2018

So many years of doing fun things together. My fondest memory is the many years we would go to the Sacramento Jazz festival. Just the four of us. We would eat, drink and dance to the wee hours.
Another tradition was our get together on Xmas day. Rosalie as I remember had the best smile and laugh ever. Her whole face smiled and her eyes would almost be closed, when she smiled. She was a wonderful friend. I miss her.

Lori Lind

November 6, 2018

Dear Linda, Val and family,

Please know that I am thinking of you and wish I could be present to honor your lovely mother Rosalie. When I think of her I remember her class and elegance. She has joined your father and I am sure is rejoicing. Hopefully this is comforting to you.
Love and Peace.