July 13, 1929 – April 1, 2018
Rollin G. Rose passed away in Minneapolis, MN at the age of 88 from complications of kidney disease, with 2 of his children by his side.
Rollin was born in Hunington Park, CA to George and Marie (Miller) Rose, then grew up in Palo Alto, CA. He was an ardent violin student and musician growing up. He earned a Bachelor degree from Stanford University in 1951, and was on their wrestling team. After graduation he married Lydia Hurlbut, the mother of his 6 children, and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Navy serving 3 years in the Korean War, living in Japan. Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy he attended State University of Iowa earning a Master degree in Clinical Psychology in 1956. He then worked 46 years as a Clinical Psychologist for the State of California doing; 13 years at Stockton State Hospital; 18 years for Department of Corrections at Chino, Pelican Bay, Folsom; 14 years for Parole Operations in Northern California. Starting his employment with the Parole Operations at Redding led him to move to Weed (Lake Shastina), CA in 1990 where he lived for 24 years, and finally retiring there at age the 78. Rollin, aka the Wizard of Weed for his work as a spiritual healer from there, loved his home in Siskiyou County where he enjoyed hiking, exploring, and meeting people. His interests included astronomy which he studied and was familiar with the constellations and stars, and geology, acquiring an incredible collection of crystals and rocks. He spent much of his time writing, reading, building energy equipment, collecting art and rocks, and being a wizard. Rollin was a student of the spiritual universe who worked to acknowledge and perpetuate divine spirit. He was generous and vigilant in his pursuit to help others. He was skilled at playing horseshoes and pool, and usually beat his opponents.
Rollin, with his wife Martha of 30 years, moved from Weed to Sacramento, CA in 2014 to live with his sister, Georgia, then he moved to Minneapolis in 2016 to be near his children who live there. He was predeceased by his wife, Martha, and son, Jeffrey.
He is survived by his: 2 sons, Don and Kevin; 3 daughters, Shery, Debora, and Lisa; his 13 grandchildren, Aaron, Autumn, Andrew, Ashley, Alex, Crystal, Kelly, Mario, Amir, Matt, Megan, Conor, and Brendon; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Georgia; and nephew Anthony. Rollin will be greatly missed by his family who loved hearing his stories and hanging out with him every chance they could. The family has planned to trip Mt. Shasta this summer to place his ashes there. A memorial was held for Rollin in Minneapolis, MN.