In Loving Memory-Rose Gail McKinnon

Rose Gail McKinnon, 31 of Kailua Kona, Hawaii passed away suddenly on September 19, 2012. Rose was born to Lyle and June McKinnon on June 13, 1981 in Arcata, California and grew up in Hoopa, California. Rose graduated from Hoopa Valley High School (Class of 1999) and attended College of the Redwoods, where she earned an AA Degree in Business and became a Certified Dental Assistant. Rose lived her dream of moving to Hawaii five years ago and was in the process of moving home when she passed away.

Rose loved the outdoors and spending time with family. While living at home in California, Rose loved to go to the river to fish and swim. She also loved to go hunting with her brother and father and enjoyed playing softball and volleyball, where she would often be picked as an All-Star. Rose loved children, especially her nieces and nephews. She would spend hours playing games and cooking with them. While living in Hawaii Rose loved camping, fishing, going to the beach, and playing pool. Rose was very proud of the first place trophy her pool team recently received.

Rose was loved by everyone and made a lasting impression on everybody she met.

Rose is survived by her Father Lyle McKinnon, Mother June McKinnon, Sister Lacey McKinnon, Brother Blaine McKinnon and his wife Rachelyn McKinnon, Grandparents Neil McKinnon Sr. and Germaine Smith, Nephews: Michael Kelsey III and Lyle McKinnon III, Nieces: Tylie McKinnon and Aryana McKinnon-Drake, Aunts: Cindy McKinnon, Gail Mace, and Diana McKinnon, Uncles: Rocky McKinnon, Neil McKinnon Jr., and Kenneth Plickerd. Cousins: Rodney McKinnon Jr., Erryn McKinnon, Kassi Lyons, Erik McKinnon, Willie Nelson, Shawn Moore-Myers, Chad Wilder, Pliny McCovey Jr., Notchko McCovey, Supaha McCovey, Dawn McKinnon-Dorn, Logan McKinnon, John Mace, Randy Mace, Jessica Mace, Kristen Mace and numerous others. She is also survived by close friends: Molly O’Gorman, Tika Hurtado, KC Kihara, Roxy Smith, and Lea Basque.

Rose was proceeded in death by her grandparents Kenneth Gayle Plickerd and Shirley Plickerd, her uncle Chad Plickerd, and her cousin Apryl McKinnon.
Pall Bearers are: Blaine McKinnon, Erik McKinnon, John Mace, Randy Mace, Willie Nelson, and Chavis Short.

Honorary Pall Bearers are: Chris Devers, Johnny Kiger, Steve Longbolla, Jason Sanders, Wes Smith, David Griffin, Nels Nelson, III, Kaewett Nelson, Chad Wilder, Jordan Derwaldt, Cody Donahue, Tobias Holmes, Robert Toops, Rodney McKinnon Jr, Rodney McKinnon III, Rodney McKinnon Sr., Logan McKinnon, Neil McKinnon Jr., Pliny McCovey Jr., Notchko McCovey, Joe Smith, Stacey Lyons and Chance Carpenter.

Funeral services will be held at the Neighborhood Facilities in Hoopa, California on September 28, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

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September 26th, 2012


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