Cortnie Sechrist Roseberry

  • Born: November 23, 1984
  • Died: October 7, 2016
  • Location: Cool, California

Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel - FD1990

6920 Destiny Drive
Rocklin, CA 95677

Tel. 916.791.2273

Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Mother, Daughter, and Sister

Message From The Family

There has been overwhelming support from the beginning and no words can express our love and gratitude for everyone who has stepped in to help. Family, friends, and people with loving hearts, we will always remember your love and kindness.

Cortnie Sechrist Roseberry, beloved mother, daughter and sister, died on October 7, 2016, at her home in Cool, CA.

Cortnie was born in Concord, CA, to Larre T. and Vicki R. Roseberry on November 23, 1984. Growing up, Cortnie participated in horse shows and was a cheerleader in highschool. Cortnie graduated from Golden Sierra High School in 2002. On May 10, 2003, Cortnie married David Sechrist. On September 4, 2003, Cortnie gave birth to her first son, Gabriel Thomas. On December 20, 2006, Cortnie gave birth to her second son, Jaiden Mathew. Cortnie focused all of her energy on raising two wonderful boys. Whether watching Gabriel's soccer games or playing with Jaiden, Cortnie was happiest when her sons were having fun. In early 2015, Cortnie was diagnosed with oral cancer. Cortnie approached this challenge like every other aspect of her life - with a smile and positive outlook. Prior to being diagnosed, she planned to return to school to be a youth addiction counselor. Throughout her life, Cortnie lived in the Sacramento, CA area, Plano, TX, and the Denver, CO area. Cortnie loved drawing, dancing, movies, card games, writing and spending time with her family. She was incredibly creative. She was known for drawing fun pictures of her family and friends. She was kind and welcoming to everyone she met.

Cortnie is preceded in death by her grandparents, Ray and Duryne Engelbrektson.

Cortnie is survived by her sons, Gabriel Sechrist and Jaiden Sechrist; parents, Larre and Vicki Roseberry of Cool, CA; sister, Natasha (Andrew) Meredith of Olathe, KS; brothers, Jeff (Laryssa) Freeman of Carlsbad, CA; Jimmy (Alice) Freeman, of Walnut Creek, CA; and several nieces and nephews.


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Posted by Vicki Roseberry - Cool, CA - Mother   December 12, 2016

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I love you so much. I am so proud of you. You have shown so much courage with all the things to take of, and you hardly complained. You have such great friends. You were so lucky to have a daddy, took care of all your needs. The boys have been such a great joy to me. I feel such sadness because I lost you for four years and then to only have you for 2. I appreacate the time I had with you. I'm having a hard time letting go, I miss you so.

Posted by Vicki Roseberry - Cool, CA - Mother   November 20, 2016

What a kind, gentle, sweet child, Cortnie! I knew her when she was a yearling filly, gangly, awkward and fragile as we all were as yearlings. I was lucky to get a glimpse at the woman/mother she became when I stopped in Cool years later to visit.

Posted by Kathy Bankston - Mauk, GA - Family Friend   October 16, 2016

Dear Vicky and Larre, my heart aches for your loss. I remember this little girl and pray now for comfort, as you are consoled by the promise of Jesus to receive her. Sending prayers and a huge hug. In His Love, Doug

Posted by Doug Stevens - Austin, TX - Friend   October 16, 2016

Vicki....I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. May your memories bring you and your family comfort in such a difficult time.

Posted by Linda Baker - Friend   October 16, 2016

Cortnie was a wonderful daughter, woman and mother. Cassy and I wish we could have been there. Love you guys.

Posted by Greg Trickett - Rancho Cordova, CA - Friend   October 15, 2016

Cornie is a beautiful spirit full of creativity, passion and love. Her influence on everyone in my family will remain a bright spot in our lives forever. She will be greatly missed but will be alive in our spirit. Group hug Cortnie. We all love you so much. Amber, Chris, Cypress, Connor

Posted by Amber Sechrist - Vashon, WA - Family   October 15, 2016

Cortnie was one of the best aunts I could ask for. She was kind, she was a great person. I will miss Cortnie and all the times I shared with her and the family. I got to know how great of a mother, aunt and person she was. I will always miss her.

Posted by Connor Sechrist - Vashon, WA - Family   October 15, 2016

Cortnie was one of my biggest role models and I love her to pieces. I am going to miss her every day - I have come to realize she is not totally gone. She lives on in my mind and my spirit and my heart. Cortnie was one of the bravest, strongest, loving, caring person and one of the best aunts that anyone could ask for. Sometimes I think of her and all the things I wish I had said before she passed and then I feel a warmth right beside me and I know it is Cortnie looking out for me. I love her so much.

Posted by Cypress Sechrist - Vashon, WA - Family   October 15, 2016

Dear Cortnie,
So sad that you have left this world as we know it. But rejoice, you have entered another realm that we can only dream of. What I want to say to you is that you will not be forgotten. Your sweet soul touched so many who now morn your passing. What I remember most is your innocent youth as you spent many years as friend to my Megan. Having you join us on a few family trips and celebrations was always a treat. It was evident that you had a good upbringing and family values. I will always cherish the memories of the times you spent with us at Shelter Cove and of course the infamous 16th birthday party where you and Megan rocked the "Thong Song". You will never be forgotten Cortnie, your loving parents, sister and those two wonderful boys will keep you in their hearts forever. Your legacy has placed a stamp on us all. Keep an eye on us and when you can, guide us to a better path.

Posted by Cora Odra - Sacramento, CA - Family Friend   October 14, 2016

Dear Cortnie,
So sad that you have left this world as we know it. But rejoice, you have entered another realm that we can only dream of. What I want to say to you is that you will not be forgotten. Your sweet soul touched so many who now morn your passing. What I remember most is your innocent youth as you spent many years as friend to my Megan. Having you join us on a few family trips and celebrations was always a treat. It was evident that you had a good upbringing and family values. I will always cherish the memories of the times you spent with us at Shelter Cove and of course the infamous 16th birthday party where you and Megan rocked the "Thong Song". You will never be forgotten Cortnie, your loving parents, sister and those two wonderful boys will keep you in their hearts forever. Your legacy has placed a stamp on us all. Keep an eye on us and when you can, guide us to a better path.

Posted by Cora Odra - Sacramento, CA - Friend   October 14, 2016

I will always remember seeing how Cortnie was with her boys- kind, patient, caring, giving them her full attention and love as long as she could. Cortnie was a vital, gregarious, splendid, brilliant, beam of light and energy who brought smiles to everyone who had the privilege of meeting her. It is a profound loss of a young life who will be mourned by so many. I can only make sense of this because I believe she will be serving an important need from the other side and her boys and others will soon feel her presence. In the meantime, Cortnie, rest and recover and be with your family as soon as you can.

Posted by Mary B - Placerville, CA - Friend   October 14, 2016

I'm so sorry :( you two are such good parents by her side the whole time. My thoughts are with you. Only the best for your family ❤

Posted by Liretta Fredlund - Cool, CA - Friend   October 13, 2016

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Cortnie was the most forgiving and patient person I knew. Being sisters, we had our ups and downs, miles apart and in the same house, and completely different life choices. All she ever wanted to be was a mom and she raised two beautiful boys. What a great mom she was!! Nothing meant more to her than her family and she tried every single day to do what was best of them. Although life threw her a lot of twists and turns, her love never faltered. I will miss her every time I watch our TV shows, play cards at the table, dance like no one is watching, and sing the songs to Dirty Dancing. Love you forever Cort!

Posted by Natasha Roseberry - Olathe, KS - Sister   October 13, 2016

I have known Cortnie since we were 12. We grew close fast and I spent many weekends at her house with her dad, Larre, making ice-cream runs for us. Over the years her and I would lose touch but reconnect as if our friendship had always been intact. When she came back to California in 2014 we had lost touch for years. I came and visited her at her parents and again our friendship picked up just where we had left it. Her and I always had so much fun. We would just be goofy and laugh with each other every time we got together. She was such a free spirit and always wanted the best for everyone around her. She saw the good in everyone and had such a positive outlook on life. She was so creative. She had so many talents. I wish she could have had more time to share them all. She was a wonderful mother and raised two amazing boys. She loves Jaiden and Gabriel more than anything and always had their best interest at heart. Everything good in them came from her. You have touched so many peoples lives and are missed by many. What brings me peace is knowing you are no longer suffering and that you are home in heaven carrying out gods work and are now your boys guardian angel. You hold a very special place in my heart. I will always think of you and the times we shared. I miss you. You are irreplaceable.


You hold a special place in my heart. I will always think of you and the times we shared. You were my un-biological sister and I will miss you forever. I love you.

Posted by Megan Odra - Auburn, CA - Family   October 13, 2016

Cortnie..You were always so sweet, loving, patient, and kind. I will never forget us driving around singing to Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud.. Or Taylor Swift Blank Space.. The times we laughed.. The times we cried. You were always worried about everyone else being ok. Seeing the wonderful mother you have, and that you were to the boys made me the mother i am to Dallas. I love you forever, I like you for always, as long as Im living, my angel you'll be. R.I.P SWEET GIRL

Posted by RACHEL GRITZ - Tulsa, OK - Friend   October 12, 2016

I know probably most people haven't heard a word about me, but I used to talk to Cortnie when my life let me do it. She helped me through countless hard decisions. Even during her last months she tried to help me forge my shattered life together, guided me with her advices. She never told me she has fear, she never showed me any weakness. Now that I finally getting somewhere, I simply just can not tell her... I always tought her as a guardian angel, now she's a real one and watches over us. I will always miss her...

Posted by Szilveszter Harangozo - Budapest - Friend   October 12, 2016

I'm a better person for having you in my life. You gave me laughs, hope, friendship and a light in my soul when I had no reason to smile. You were sweet, patient, kind and loving and so much better a person that I couldn't help but become more like you. We were separated by miles and continents at times but you always had a special home in my heart. Thank you for showing me what a wonderful world this could be. It will never be the same without you.

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Others stay awhile and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same."

Posted by Krystal Cole - San Antonio, TX - Friend   October 12, 2016

RIP Sweet Cortnie. We met at Northside when we were young one's, then life happened and didn't reconnect until 2015. We made some of the best memories, I'm so very thankful for those moments, and so very blessed to have you as a friend. I will always hold you dear to my heart and will always love you.

Posted by Destiny Stayner - Pilot hill, CA - Friend   October 11, 2016

Natasha talked so much about you and the boys at work. I feel like I knew a part of you. May you rest now after so many struggles at such a young age and go knowing that your sister loves you deeply.

Posted by Becky L'Ecuyer - Olathe, Kansas, KS - Family Friend   October 11, 2016

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying God be with you through this difficult time. Cortnie will never be forgotten and be forever in our hearts.

Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you
Until we meet again!

Posted by Cherie Deckard - Martinez, CA   October 11, 2016

You were an amazing part of my family, friend, mother, and most of all an amazing person. You always thought of others and had the best smile. We are going to miss you until we meet again.

Posted by Eva Sechrist-Bryson - Sacramento, CA - Family   October 11, 2016


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I have known Cortnie since we were 12. We grew close fast and I spent many weekends at her house with her dad, Larre, making ice-cream runs for us. Over the years her and I would lose touch but reconnect as if our friendship had always been intact. When she came back to California in 2014 we had lost touch for years. I came and visited her at her parents and again our friendship picked up just where we had left it. Her and I always had so much fun. We would just be goofy and laugh with each other every time we got together. She was such a free spirit and always wanted the best for everyone around her. She saw the good in everyone and had such a positive outlook on life. She was so creative. She had so many talents. I wish she could have had more time to share them all. She was a wonderful mother and raised two amazing boys. She loves Jaiden and Gabriel more than anything and always had their best interest at heart. Everything good in them came from her. You have touched so man