Rosetta Naddine Reed (Cappello) (71) of Bakersfield, California went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Rosi was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Rosi will be missed immensely.
Rosi was born on January 5, 1950, in Tehachapi, California to Albert H. & Helen G. Cappello. Rosi is the oldest of 3 sisters. At the age of 21, Rosi was hired to deliver newspapers for the Rosedale Roadrunner by Tony Reed. As time passed, Tony and Rosi’s love for one another grew exceedingly, and they were married on February 14, 1975, in Las Vegas, Nevada at 5:00 in the morning.
Rosi was quite the entrepreneur. Rosi co-owned the Rosedale Roadrunner with husband Tony Reed, a successful newspaper business that was read by many people in the Bakersfield area. Rosi’s success did not stop there! Rosi became the owner of a successful automotive machine shop named Mr. Piston’s, where she was not afraid to get her hands dirty. Rosi learned all the technicalities of disassembling and reassembling a car engine from start to finish. Rosi had the mind of a genius!
Having the mind of a genius did not go unnoticed, as she pursued many educational endeavors, earning a Juris Doctorate law degree at the California Pacific School of Law in Bakersfield, California. In addition to her law degree, Rosi obtained a Bachelor of Science in Religion & Psychology and a Master of Religious Education from Liberty University. Rosi was a life-long learner and continued to earn many credits to engage her mind with challenges and even more knowledge. Rosi’s distinguished educational achievements landed her another career milestone as a practicing attorney at law, growing her well established and prosperous law practice for more than 20 years.
Rosi’s devotion to the Christian faith, her love for the Lord, and her dedication to spread the gospel through teaching set a precedent for all of us to follow. Rosi’s passion for sports including football & basketball led her to be a pioneer for women’s boxing into the great sport it is today. May 30, 1980 was one of Rosi’s greatest accomplishments, as she won the World Flyweight Title Championship for women’s boxing at the Strombo Stadium in Bakersfield, California. Another honorable mention and lifetime achievement for Rosi was on April 7, 2018. Foothill High School inducted Rosi into their Trojan Athletics Hall of Fame. What a cherished night to remember; her family and friends were very proud of her. Rosi and husband Tony leisurely played poker at the Golden West Casino where Rosi gained the knowledge and skills that molded and shaped her into the great poker player that she was. Her outstanding performance and ingenuity allowed her to surpass more than 5,000 contestants at the World Series Main Event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rosi kept up with the best of them for 3 scathing days.
Rosi did not live a dull life to say the least; it was filled with her dreams, passions, and accomplishments that allowed her to be the successful woman that she was. We have lost an exceptional human being here on Earth, but Heaven has gained an extraordinary soul. Rosi will always be in our hearts. We love you and will miss you until we meet again!
Rosi is survived by her husband Tony Reed, her four children, Casey Reed, Jennifer Brock, Danny Reed, and Mike Reed, 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Anna Stumbaugh, and Alberta Stinnett, several nieces & nephews, and many, many friends.
Brother Jack Taylor will be officiating Rosi’s Celebration of Life on November 19, 2021, 2PM at Greenlawn Cemetery located at 3700 River Blvd. Bakersfield, California, 93305. Reception to immediately follow the service at Hodel’s Country Dining located at 5917 Knudsen Drive Bakersfield, California, 93308.