Remembering Rosie Heim, a Giving Mother

(Courtesy of the Heim Family)
A surgical nurse for most of her life, Rosie Heim volunteered as a driver for The Orinda Association’s Seniors Around Town program during her retirement.

    Rosalie Heim, better known as Rosie, passed away in her sleep on June 10. She is survived by her sons John and Ken Heim and daughter Anne Heim-King. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Samantha and Elecia Heim, Shanel, Lyndsey and Alex Parette. And we are sure she was met by her angel granddaughter Marlena Rose Heim upon her passing.
    Rosie was a surgical RN at Children’s Hospital in Oakland for much of her life and retired from Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley. She continued to share her compassion and kindness by volunteering for many years as a driver for Seniors Around Town where she helped many seniors get to medical and other necessary appointments. She also volunteered at numerous thrift stores for charitable causes.
    Rosie was graced with a deep inner beauty as well as an outer beauty. She gave everything to whatever project she took on including the most amazing camping trips and potato salad all designed for her kids’ happiness. She also had an amazing sense of humor that often captured us by surprise. She was not only our mom and Nana, but

she was our friend, and she will be greatly missed.
    Please donate any gifts to your charity of choice. She did have a great love of children and animals in need if you are undecided.
    A Celebration of Life will take place Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. at Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way.

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