Leonida Rosete

Obituary of Leonida Rosete

Please share a memory of Leonida to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.
Our beloved mother, Leonida “Lida” Laguan Rosete, 84, of Hollister, California, peacefully passed away on Monday, May 27, 2024 at 4:30 pm with her loved ones by her side. Lida was born on November 16, 1939 in the Municipality of Pozorrubio, Pangasinan, Philippines to Cipriano Laguan and Ildefonsa Martinez Laguan, who previously departed. Lida was the youngest of 5 children and now joins them in heaven: Felipa Jovellanos, Eusebio Laguan, Simplicio Laguan, and Magdalena Gonzales. Lida grew up in the Philippines and married Saturnino Q. Tambo on May 2, 1959. Lida and Sat immigrated to the United States on September 2, 1970 and settled in Hollister, California with their 3 children: Theresa Madamba (Lionel) of California, Cesar Tambo of Illinois, and Joanne Schnelle (David) of Illinois. Sat and Lida divorced in 1975. Lida then married Federico Rosete on September 11, 1976. They share a daughter, Melissa Rosete of Hawaii. They divorced. Lida leaves behind 11 grandchildren: Natalie Schnelle (Kandi) of Oklahoma, Montana Schmidt (David) of Illinois, Alec Tambo of Utah, Brec Tambo (Paola) of Florida, Samantha Schnelle (Matt) of Illinois, Cruz Tambo of Nevada, Chynna Madamba of California, Alaire Tambo of Nevada, Nicole Madamba of California, Santiago Wolfe of Hawaii, and Leonida Wolfe of Hawaii; and 7 great grandchildren: David, Damon and Desmond Schmidt of Illinois, and Nyah, Claire, Jade and Ella Tambo of Florida. Survivors include numerous relatives in the Philippines and U.S., along with special nieces and a nephew: Linda Remolador (Joel), Alicia Gonzales, Jose Jovellanos (Filomena), all of California. She will also be dearly missed by many friends. Lida was always a hard-working woman. In the Philippines, she began working at her family piggery farm. She managed the business and all of the finances. She worked part time as a hairstylist, too. When she settled into Hollister, she worked for Holex Incorporated. Holex manufactured and tested military munitions under contract with the U.S. government. She worked the night shift to allow her to take care of her children during the day. Lida left Holex to join Teledyne McCormick Selph. Teledyne designed and manufactured components used to initiate mission-critical systems, such as aircraft pilot ejection, missile self-destruction and automotive airbag and seatbelt deployment. She spent her workdays examining ammunition through a microscope. Lida worked at Teledyne for 25 years, retiring on March 25, 2005. Once retired, Lida moved to Reno and began volunteering in the gift shop at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. There, she was honored for the countless hours she put in. After volunteering, Lida spent many years splitting her time between all of her children. It was a time for her to help with the family, while spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In 2020, she settled in Illinois, where she passed away from dementia. While in Hollister, Lida was involved with the establishment of the Filipino American Community Club in 1976, being an active member up until she left for Reno. Lida was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend. She enjoyed dancing, cooking, gardening, traveling, and helping others. She was outgoing and loved a good party. She especially loved telling stories about her life in the Philippines. A Viewing and Visitation Service will be held on Thursday, June 6 from 3:00-7:00 pm at Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home, 870 San Benito Street, Hollister, CA. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 7 at 11:00 am at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 1200 Fairview Road, Hollister, CA. A Burial Service will be held on Friday, June 7 at 12:00 pm at Calvary-Sacred Heart Cemetery, 1100 Hillcrest Road, Hollister, CA. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Bowman Estates and Hawthorne Inn Memory Unit and Manor Court, both in Danville, Illinois, for their care and compassion.
Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Online Event
About this Event
Leonida Rosete

In Loving Memory

Leonida Rosete

1939 - 2024

Look inside to read what others have shared
Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book.
Share Your Memory of