Rozann Cheek Obituary

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Rozann Cheek

December 16, 1939 - June 14, 2014
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Rozann "Rozie" Cheek of Clearlake Park, passed quietly on Saturday, June 14. She was 74 years old. Rozie was born in Woodland to R. Milton & Wilma Russell. She and her sister, Robin Beck grew up in the Capay Valley and she graduated from Esparto High School in 1957 and then attended CSU Chico. While visiting Lake County she enjoyed Clear Lake and married Ed Perdock. They lived in Clearlake Oaks and raised their children, Russell Perdock, of Clearlake & Joene "Jo" Guasco, of Etna. As life took its turns Rozie returned to school, receiving her degree from Yuba College, Clearlake. She then began working at Burns Valley Elem....
Rozann "Rozie" Cheek of Clearlake Park, passed quietly on Saturday, June 14. She was 74 years old.
Rozie was born in Woodland to R. Milton & Wilma Russell. She and her sister, Robin Beck grew up in the Capay Valley and she graduated from Esparto High School in 1957 and then attended CSU Chico. While visiting Lake County she enjoyed Clear Lake and married Ed Perdock. They lived in Clearlake Oaks and raised their children, Russell Perdock, of Clearlake & Joene "Jo" Guasco, of Etna. As life took its turns Rozie returned to school, receiving her degree from Yuba College, Clearlake. She then began working at Burns Valley Elem. She enjoyed watching many young people pass through the halls of BVS, to grow and become parents themselves and local leaders, but most of all her friends.

In 1978, she married Ernie Cheek and they spent many happy years together. They shared a respect & love for the members of the Lakeshore Fire Dept. Rozie served on the Board of Directors for the LCFPD for 17 years. She often remarked how she "loved her boys" at the fire house and would on occasion work various shifts and attend their many training exercises.

Rozie loved her community and though her health was poor, would often spend hours volunteering to support, plant flowers, collect trash and promote Clearlake & Lake County. She served many groups and organizations like; The CLO Moose Lodge, Committee to Restore Clearlake (CRC), Lake County Fire Protection Dist, Congressman Mike Thompson's Christmas Gift Program and many others. She was very active in local issues, supporting many in Clearlake, wanting to help it grow and develop. She worked to build new parks, support bass tournaments, paint buildings and help clean up the business areas.

Rozie inspired many with the energy she brought to every event and program she was involved; particularly since she suffered daily from advanced rheumatoid arthritis she was afflicted with the disease from the very young age of 14. Her RA was clearly evident & visible, yet she was tireless in her ability to push through her pain and wanted only to enjoy all that life offered her.

Rozie's greatest joy was to be the grandmother of four grandchildren. She smiled most when she was with Alexa Perdock-May, Cody Perdock, Skylar Guasco & Riley Guasco, who will all miss her amazing spirit.

A celebration & remembrance of her life will be held at Lake County Fire Protection Dist, Station 70, Clearlake, on July 19 beginning at 11 a.m. Friends are invited to join her family at this time of remembrance.

The family wishes to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the many friends who helped her as she struggled with a debilitating injury and then cancer in the last two years of her life. They would also like to express gratitude to those at Saint Helena, Clearlake, who made her last days with us so special.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the following organizations:

Arthritis National Research Foundation Stand Up to Cancer
200 Oceangate, Suite 830 1801 W. Olympic Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802 Pasadena, CA 91199-1224
Phone: 800.588.2873 Phone: 888.907.8263
info@curearthritis.org http://www.standup2cancer.org/ways-to-donate


Arrangements under the direction of Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel FD 800, Lower Lake, CA.

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