Rosalinda Fernandez Nygaard, 50, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 2, 2022 at her home in Moscow, Idaho after battling MDS and other complications.
Rosalinda was born in San Carlos City, Pangasinan, Philippines on November 24, 1971. She moved from the Philippines when she was 18 to live in Santa Maria, CA. She got a job as a CNA at Country Oaks Care Center. She met the love of her life, Joshua Nygaard, in June of 1997. Rosalinda and Joshua got married on March 28, 1999 at Pismo Beach, California. They then raised 3 beautiful daughters Rokell, Jessica and Katherine. The three girls became the most important part of their lives. After the passing of Joshua Nygaard, Rosalinda and her daughters moved to Potlatch, ID to be closer to her late husband’s family.
Rosalinda was a devoted mother, a hard worker, and enjoyed spending her time with family. Rosalinda worked as a CNA at Good Samaritan Society in Moscow, ID. She always called her residents her second family and loved her job. In 2018, her love for her job was awarded with the National Caregiver Champion for Good Samaritan Society. When she wasn’t working she was spending time with her daughters and family. With a contagious smile and an infectious laugh, she could brighten any room on any day. Quality time with those she loved was her number one joy, and the ability to enjoy good food was a close second.
Rosalinda is survived by her daughters Rokell, Jessica and Katherine Nygaard; her sisters, Raquelinda, Arlinda, Rolita, Jovelita Salvador. She is predeceased by her husband, Joshua Nygaard, and her parents Erlinda Fernandez and Rosendo Salvador.
Donations are being accepted for a scholarship fund in Rosalinda’s name through the Good Samaritan Society in Moscow, ID. Please call 208.882.6560 with questions or visit 640 Eisenhower St, Moscow, ID 83843 in person. Donations can also be made to the Northwest Cancer Foundation of Hope in person or through Venmo or Paypal. Please contact Debi Dockins at 509.330.0576 for questions or visit 1320 West Cove Rd, Viola, ID 83872 in person.
A viewing will be held at Shorts Funeral Chapel on Monday, January 10, 2022, from noon to 6 PM. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 11 AM. A reception will follow the same day, held at the 1912 Center from 2:30 PM to 5 PM. The reception will be potluck style so please let Rokell or Jessica Nygaard know at 208.310.2275 if you plan on bringing a dish.
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