Phyllis Rosamond (Tognoni) LaRose, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend passed away January 14, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno, Nevada .

Cremation has taken place and she will be laid to rest in late February at Mountain View Cemetery, Reno, Nevada near her parents, brother, Tom Tognoni, sister, Claire Pine and companion Norbert Walters.

Phyllis was born (the twin girl) on July 22, 1943 in Carlin, Nevada to Elmo and Elizabeth (Tobin) Tognoni.  She had an older brother, Bruce and later a younger sister, Claire (Pine).  Phyllis attended schools and graduated from Sparks High School.

Phyllis had a great love for all animals and the outdoors. She and Jim lived and worked on the UNR Research Ranch in Sparks, Nevada for several years. They also spent many years ranching in Oakley and Williams, California, exemplifying her love of animals and the great outdoors. She had a passion for deer hunting and arrowhead hunting and spent many seasons doing so with her beloved father Elmo from California and Western Nevada.

Her collection of antiques and family heirlooms is beyond measure.

Though confined to home the last several months, Phyllis always enjoyed the company of someone dropping by for a visit.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmo and Elizabeth (Tobin) Tognoni, brothers, Bruce Tognoni and Tom Tognoni, sister, Claire Pine, and children, Victor and Elizabeth McLeod and Michael Mahoney.

She is survived by children, Kathy (Choch) Goicochea of Elko, Nevada, Colleen (Andy) Cortez of Antioch, California; Tom (Brandy) Mahoney of Eureka, Nevada; Terri (Randall) Garrett of Copperapolis, California and grandchildren; Fred Granado, Samantha Guerra, Cynthia Mahoney, Amanda Goicoechea, Albert Goicoechea, Mike- Vieira, James Mahoney, Matthew Mahoney, Tony Garrett and Ray Ray Garrett; nephews; Daren Tognoni, Randy Tognoni, Cory Pine and David Pine; nieces; Tammy Black, and Marybeth Tognoni and many friends.

A Memorial Service will –w held Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5 p.m. at the Eureka Opera House. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The family of Phyllis wishes to express their love and gratitude fo the many acts of kindness shown to her. It is very much appreciated.