Mary Zita Rohr

December 24, 1926April 6, 2013

Mary Zita Rohr, "Zeet" December 24, 1926 - April 6, 2013

Zita passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, April 6, 2013. She was 86. She was born in Belvidere, Illinois, to the late Martin F. and Olive Kelley. She was the wife of Eugene Francis Rohr, deceased.

Zita grew up on her family's farms and retained the country girl charm. Although she was shy, she made many life-long friends. She attended Marymount College in Kansas, with her sisters, where she obtained her teaching degree, majoring in Home Economics. While teaching all grades of school in Selden, Kansas, she met her future husband, Gene, who also became a teacher. Zita and Gene moved to California in 1952 and lived there throughout their lives.

They were members of the LA Group Camping Club, and were founders of The Happy Wanderers Camping Club. While working as an elementary school teacher, she obtained a Master's Degree in Education. Zita and Gene enjoyed 19 years of a very active retirement together. She enjoyed living with her 2 grandchildren and their dogs for the last several years. She liked to go on outings and kept her sense of humor through her illness. She is profoundly missed.

She is survived by daughters Jaci Rohr and Kelli Schneider; grandchildren Heather Schneider and Brett Schneider; son-in-law, Gregg Miner and sister, Audrey Pfeuffer.

Donations may be made in her name, Mary Zita Rohr, to The American Lung Association of California.

Services will take place at Oakdale Mortuary in the Oakdale Memorial Chapel, Visitation and Rosary held on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm.

Services provided by Oakdale Mortuary located at 1401 S Grand Ave, Glendora, CA 91740 (626) 691-2000


  • Visitation Friday, April 12, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Pam Hillman

April 24, 2013

Kelli, Jaci, Audrey and families: I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll never forget the laughter when all the Kelley siblings got together, and I'm sure they are still making lots of noise up there. Makes me smile, albeit with tears in my eyes. Miss them all, but glad that Zita can give my Dad a hug, kiss and a laugh.



April 12, 2013

May the happy memories of Zita bring you comfort and peace over the coming days. My thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.
~Shelley Montez

Kelli Schneider

April 12, 2013

Dear Mom,

I will miss you terribly, all our dinners, sharing laughs, games of Skipbo, letting Missy on the table during every game to give you just one kiss behind Heather's back...

Give Dad a kiss and a hug for me.

I'll miss you and love you forever,

April 11, 2013

Dear Family, To the Masotti family, your mom Zita and your dad Gene were a great extension of our Heronime family connection. We always enjoyed our visits when they were at Phil and Rudy's. Wonderful folks. I am glad they are reunited now. My prayers and empathy for your personal loss of her presence. patti maxwell-masotti