Rosita L. Platisha

June 26, 1928January 12, 2013
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Platisha, Rosita June 26, 1928 - January 12, 2013 Rosita comfortably passed away in her home late Saturday evening, January 12, 2013 with her family by her side. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she lived as a young girl before moving to Montana & then to California where she met the love of her life, Emil Platisha who she was happily married to for over 62 years. She enjoyed an over 35 year career working as a nurse for Dr. Harrison McCandless until she retired some years ago. She was a long-time resident of the city of Torrance. She also enjoyed playing video poker, card games, & spending time with family & friends. She is survived by her sons Randy (daughter-in-law Virginia) and Brian (daughter-in-law Yvonne) and her four grandchildren Emily, Jacob, Rebecca, & Faith. She was the eldest of her sisters Norma Lyons, Janey Kittell, & Jinny Blandford. Rosita lived a long, happy life & she will truly be missed. A Memorial Service will be held in her loving memory this Saturday, January 19th at 4pm Halverson, Stone, & Myers Mortuary 1223 Cravens Ave. Torrance, 90501


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roxanne arroues

February 16, 2013

I finally sat down to write something about Auntie Ro, and the tears just started flowing. Life has been so SAD lately, and so busy, I think it finally hit me that Auntie Ro is gone from us. In reading the other messages from friends, family and loved ones, it reminds me so much of why I loved her so much: because her love was always so unconditional. I've had my share of ups and downs in my life, and I never once remember Auntie Ro judging me - she always loved me for who I was no matter what. I remember her every time I make tacos (or drive by Taco Bell), and think of her when I see the chewy peach or raspberry candies she loved so much. She was such a wonderful auntie and sister (amd I know my Mom misses her very much). I will forever miss and love her, but I know she is pain free, safe and in Sharyne and Grandma's arms.

With Much Love Always,

Pam (Rush) Shane

February 11, 2013

I just heard of Rosie's passing and wanted to say that I also worked for the Doctor next door to Dr. Mac's back in the 70's. Because it was only 4 Physicians, we were a close group. I always enjoyed working with Rosie. She will never be forgotten!

James & Gail Hickey

January 24, 2013

"So sorry to hear of Rosita's passing...""She was such a dear family friend!""James & I named our daugther after her daugther....excepted we reversed Sharyne's name...and named our daugther...Platisha Sharyne...Rosita & Emil were so happy that we honored their daugther in that way.."May God Bless the Platisha family during this sad time."

Platisha Sharyne Ford

January 24, 2013

Rosita I love you so much! Thank you & Emil for every year of love & happiness you have sent to my life since the day I was born. I will lovingly always speak of you & Emil to my own baby when they are born this year. I really wanted you to meet them this autumn. God has gained another beautiful angel! We will miss you

Ralph Ramirez

January 21, 2013

Randy & Brian, I can't tell you how sorry I was to hear of your mother's passing. Rosita was such a sweet and kind lady and I will always remember her for that beautiful smile that she always displayed. I always admired her tireless energy- nothing ever seemed to slow her down. I think your mother's greatest legacy will be in the wonderful children she raised. She was so very proud of all of you. I will miss those peanut butter sandwiches your mom made. Rosita, was my mom away from home and always treated me like her own. I hope that you will find the inner strength to get you both through this sad and difficult time. You have my very deepest and sincere sympathy.

Ralph Ramirez

January 20, 2013

Dear Randy, Brian and family,

I worked with Rosie at Dr. Mac's office for a time. She was always bubbly and upbeat. She will surely be missed.

Rita (Crookston) Kopf

Holly Weigand

January 20, 2013

Dear Randy, Brian and families, I had the pleasure of working in a medical office adjacent to Dr. McCandless and came to know Rosie over the years as a dear and loving nurse and friend. I extend my deepest condolences go to you and yours at this difficult time. Please remember that as long as Rosie lives in your hearts, she will never really be gone. Holly Weigand (Lincoln City, Oregon)

January 18, 2013

Dear Randy, our deepest sympathies to you and the entire Plathisa family. Dee and Igor

January 17, 2013

I have known Rosie most of my life and, whether greeting me at Dr. McCandless' office as a little girl, or running into me at the grocery store with my own son in tow, Rosie always had the most wonderful smile and sparkle in her eyes. What a lovely woman she was and how luck I was to have known her. My heartfelt sympathy to the Platisha family.
Nikki Parras Sims

Melodie Contreras

January 17, 2013

i am at a loss for words
i love you and will miss you
i am thankful that i did get to spend some time with you recently when i was in California it was a special day
rest in peace <3