Last updated 2/26/2009 at Noon
Rosemary Pankey, a 61-year resident of Fallbrook, passed away in her sleep on February 21, 2009, at her daughter’s home in Gold Hill, OR. She was born on October 27, 1917, in Riverside, CA, the daughter of Ernest and Adella Carson Rickard.
She graduated from Hemet High School and Pomona College with a degree in chemistry. She worked in the pathology laboratory at Huntington Memorial Hospital until 1941, when she married Robert H. Pankey.
In 1946, Rosemary and Bob purchased a large parcel of land east of Bonsall now known as Pankey Ranch. Row crops and livestock were first grown on the r...