Classmate Biography

Rio Linda Senior High School - Rio Linda, CA - Class of 1971

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Vicki Jones Rose

Originally written April 28, 2001
Last updated April 28, 2001



A.S. from Yuba Community College, Marysville, CA in Accounting B.S. from U.C. Davis, Davis, CA in Plant Science MBA from University of Phoenix, Sacramento, CA Currently enrolled in the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) certificate program at American River College

Love Life

Married in high school and divorced 4 years later with two lovely daughters. Married my true love and passion of my life, Greg Rose, in 1975. We celebrated out 25th wedding anniversary last December in Yucatan, Mexico. Greg spent 4 years in the Navy on an aircraft carier as a jet engine mechanic during the V.N. war. He fortunately survived a fire and a riot on the USS Kittyhawk. After the Navy and marrying me, Greg went to work at McClellan AFB as a jet engine mechanic and retired last year (2000) as the supervisor of the jet engine shop. He was also in charge of safety and training. Greg and I share many activities together but, he was also a soccer referee instructor as well as a State referee. He was also on the volunteer fire department in Wheatland. Besides our daughters, we also have a son, Jason.


Mail truck driver all through high school and beyond. Bookkeeping to Corporate Accountant for various employers. Ten years at Bank of America from teller to boarding loans to collections officer. Finally, I got smart and went back to school at a late age. I am currently employed as the project manager for our Research and Development Dept. at John Taylor Fertilizers in Rio Linda. Basically, my job is to obtain, organize, implement, complete, and write reports for agricultural research projects. I'm in my 6th year at John Taylor, who was recently purchased by the Wilbur Ellis Company.


Golf, fishing, sailing, reading, gardening, and travel are my favorite activities. Now that Greg is retired, we hope to travel to various places around the world as well as visit our grandchildren in Kansas. My job keeps me very busy during the agricultural growing season, so we limit our traveling to the winter months. Previously, Greg and I were heavily involved in youth soccer from 1984 to 1995. We were on the soccer board, coaches, soccer parents, and referees. All our children played soccer and our son, Jason, was also a referee. We were instrumental in bringing youth soccer to Wheatland and a team to Wheatland High School.


The most important accomplishment that I have managed is raising three children. We have two daughters (from my previous marriage) that Greg lovingly raised. Sonja, our oldest, and her husband, Doug, live in Kansas with our three beautiful grandchildren, Jessica, Lauren, and Anthony. Charity, our youngest daughter, lives with her husband, Jon, in Yuba City, CA (no children yet). Our son, Jason, is as difficult as his mother and can't decide what he wants to be when he grows up. He has attended various colleges and has enough credits to graduate but unfortunately, they are not in the same majors. He is currently living and working in Marin County. Jason has never married (and not likely to) and has no children. I think three grandchildren is all we're going to get. Another accomplishment I'm proud of is capturing Greg as my life long husband and our very special relationship. I'm also happy that I was able to go back to school, get my degrees, and get a really neat job.


Lived briefly in San Francisco, San Diego, Elverta, and Rio Linda after high school and then off to Wheatland, CA. We've made our home in Wheatland for the past 23 years. We have a modest three bedroom home that was difficult raising 3 children in with only one bathroom, but is perfect for Greg and I now that the kids have moved out. We are currently in the process of remodeling our small house.
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