October 18, 1948 – March 30, 2022
We lost a dear and beloved wife, sister, aunt, great aunt, and friend on March 30th. She was ‘Rosie’ to her family, but preferred Sophia or Palmer with friends and acquaintances. Rosie was born October 18, 1948 at Fort Dix, New Jersey to a German mother, Marie, and an American soldier, Ray. From Fort Dix she grew up in Caldwell, Idaho. She graduated from the College of Idaho in 1971 and left small town life as fast as she could.
She and her friend, Judy, lived in Portland, Oregon until they were accepted to United Airlines Flight Attendant School in Chicago. After graduating she and Judy were based out of Florida for several years. She met her future husband, Robert Sarnoff, on a flight (he was smitten at first sight) and relocated to San Francisco. She and her husband, Bob, were married in 1976 and lived in the San Francisco area for 35 years.
She enjoyed family coming to California. She drove us all over the Bay Area for nonstop exploring, sightseeing and shopping. Some of our favorite memories include visits to Carmel. She loved every second of the visits, and so did we. She had such a loving and generous heart and spoiled all her nieces.
In 2010 Rosie wanted to be closer to family and Rosie and Bob built a beautiful home in Eagle, Idaho. We were so lucky to be able to share this Idaho time with her and Bob.
Rosie and Bob loved traveling the world and visited the major cities of Europe and Asia. Rosie was a wonderful daughter and included her mother on quite a few European trips over the years.
She loved cats and in addition to her current two at home (Bella and Ace), she spent time volunteering at Simply Cats.
She was kind, caring, and generous to all and had a beautiful, unique style for everything. She was devoted to her Catholic faith. She simply loved life, her family, her kitties, and her friends. We will miss her dearly and she will always remain in our hearts.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; sisters, Renee Palmer and Valerie Berg (Greg); and nieces, great nieces and a great nephew.
Rosie requested no service and in lieu of flowers please donate to Simply Cats or your favorite charity.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.