Rose (Posy) Elizabeth Piper born June 30, 1929, passed away on November 28, 2021 She was 92 years old. She was redeceased by her loving husband of 68 years, WT (Bill) Piper, her parents Ray and Vic Hickok, her brother and sister-in-law Norman and Juanita Hickok. 

She is lovingly remembered by her children Tom (Jane) – Redwood Valley, CA; Ted (Rosie) – Patagonia, Az and Terry – Vail, AZ., grandchildren, Kari (Jared) – Seattle, WA; Cory (Kim) -Patagonia; Gabrielle (Nick) – Vail; Andrea (Tony) – Vail; Michelle (Andrew) – Scottsdale, Az; Merisa (Jesse) – Mill Valley, CA; Monica – New York City, NY; Jack (Dave) – San Francisco, CA. Her great grandchildren, Isaiah, Kalee, Mason, Anthony, Jaden, Chloe, Peyton, Simone, Vivienne, Noelle, Ethan, and Ray, nephews Gary (Linda) Hickok and Stephen (Janie) Hickok and niece Jan Bracco, all from Texas, Bill and Kathy Schock her friends and cattle partner for over 50 years. Last, but by no means least, the entire Piper family she loved so dearly. 

She loved God and led a life honoring him in all she did. She was a teacher, coach, drama director, journalist, author, historian, mentor, promoter of the beef and the cattle industry and lover of music and books. But first and foremost, she was a dedicated wife, mother, and friend. 

In writing about her father, she stated: “My best trait is probably my ability to get along with and accept people and to find something to like about almost everyone. I don’t know whether I gained this trait by inheritance or by seeing my father’s example, but I believe it is a legacy from him.” It is a legacy by which she truly lived. 

Her memorial service will be held at the Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds where she was a lifetime member of the Fair and Rodeo Association, and where the stage dedicated to her and Bill for their lifetime of service is located. It will on January 22, 2022 at 2:00p.m.