September 3, 1926 – March 10, 2019
Dirce (Frank) Rond passed away in her home on March 10, 2019 at the age of 92. She was born on September 3, 1926 in Stockton, California to John and Felicita Frank. She attended Woodrow Wilson Elementary and Stockton High. She continued to have yearly luncheons with her kindergarten classmates up until last year. After high school graduation she worked as an operator for Pacific Telephone.
She then worked for the Stockton Record in classifieds where she later met her husband, Lemuel. They married on May 22, 1950. She worked as a homemaker, raising her six children in Stockton, California. From her home, as well as being a homemaker, she was a campaign manager for the Stockton area Muscular Dystrophy Association and a facilitator for Presentation Renew with the Vietnamese Community. She taught English with the Word of God and helped in preparing them for obtaining citizenship. In later years she worked for the Linden School District as an instructional aide. She was very proud to be a long time member in the Presentation Prayer Group. She and her husband enjoyed being part of the Lodi Merrymakers Dance Club.
After a stroke in 2002, by the grace of God, she survived an additional 16 years as a beacon of God's love giving hope and strength to all. She is preceded in death by her husband Lemuel, her daughter Christie, brother Aldo, sister Elsie, and brother-in-law Curtis. She is survived by her sister Ruby (Robert) Zanoni, children Darryl (Debbee) Rond, Anne (Rod) Hite, Marian Cooper, Louise (Dennis) Rock, Tamara (Mark) Renaud, 12 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren, and numerous loved nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial
Church of the Presentation
6715 Leesburg Place
- Visitation Wednesday, March 20, 2019
March 21, 2019
For always we will cherish memories of coffee and donuts sitting around the dining room table with our families!!!
Mary, Kathy and Mark
March 16, 2019
I loved Dirce...always have, always will. She was more than just my mother's best friend. She was a constant in our lives. Whenever I took my family to visit my mom in Stockton, we would go visit Dirce. A couple of years back she called me for my birthday--what a wonderful gift to hear from her. Some of my earliest memories, include Dirce & the Ronds. I hear her laugh now as I think of her...
I am so very sorry for your great loss Darrell, Annemarie, Marion, Louise and Tammy. I feel that loss too. I am thinking of all of you.
Mary Alice Krause Gabaldon