Rosalind-Joyce DeZell, 28, youngest daughter of John and Joyce DeZell, of Medford, died in Medford on Friday May 14, 2010. A Memorial Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on June 4, 2010, at 8:30 a.m.
She was baptized at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford. Rosalind was a student at Rogue Community College, studying to be a nurse with a 3.8 grade point average. She had attended Kolbe Academy and Crater High School.
As a child she was active in 4-H, participating in Westside Rabbiteers, showing rabbits, and goats. She also showed her horse at Jackson County and Oregon State Fairs. She was a horse champion in her division at Jackson County Fair. She won several championships at both levels. Entering a cooking contest at the 1993 Oregon State Fair, she won Reserve Grand Champion. Several years at Jackson County Fairs in competition with adults, she won Reserve Grand Champion in table setting. As a teenager, Rosalind was an outstanding charter member of the Southern Oregon Chapter of the United States Naval Sea Cadets. At age 15, she cooked and served meals to the poor and homeless of Jackson County.
Rosalind was a beautiful girl and in 1996, won second place in a Jackson County beauty contest as first runner up princess.
Rosalind in adulthood worked in Medford for Embarq several years as a leading sales person and manager.
Rosalind was preceded in death by younger brother, Seton, in February. She is survived by brothers, Brian, Jack and Layton DeZell; and sisters, Cheryl Barnham and Linda Bright.
Before her death, Rosalind requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Vincent De Paul of Central Point. Arrangements are being handled by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives