Amanda was born in Stettler on January 9, 1980 to David and Laurie Rock, and was welcomed by big sister Aimee. The family moved from Stettler to Big Valley where Amanda started school. When Amanda was three, the family moved to an acreage south of Stettler. The family moved to Blue Ribbon ranch when Amanda was in grade 4. It was the beginning of her love of country life and her horses. She loved to ride. She also had a love for the special times on the ranch-especially at branding times. After the family moved to Mossleigh, Amanda started to work at the meat packing plant in High River. And after working at various jobs in Calgary, Medicine Hat and Hanna, she brought three beautiful children into the world. In 2009, she married Carlando Simmonds. Amanda was a young woman of many complexities, but at the same time had a spark and energy about her that loved to have fun. Amanda passed away on October 8, 2013 at Medicine Hat, Alberta. Amanda is survived by her loving family: her children Daleney, Kayle and Charlee; parents Laurie and David Rock; sister Aimeé (Trent Gladdish) and children Bae-Lee, Mackenzie and Jonathan; husband Carlando; grandparents Ilene Stewart “Grandma Rock”, Maureen Routly and Lee (Diane) Routly; aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and many dear friends. Funeral services were held at the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium on October 11, 2013 with her Uncle Ray Kneeland officiating. Teresa Kneeland and Linda Kneeland played for the hymn and the prelude music. Amanda was laid to rest at Lake View Cemetery with her cousins Clint Kneeland, Dallas Rock, Carson Rock, Spencer Phillips, Lee Baart and Quentin Jennings as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers were Len and Mae Ollive, Jim Turner, Linda and Rolly Wagenbach Auntie Verna Rock, Teresa Kneeland, Karen Rock, Shandra Cross, Jenny Finnimore, Tara Graham, Lisa Simmer and Kathy and Terry Andersen. Family and friends gathered in the Heartland Reception Centre for a time of fellowship and a luncheon. Condolences may be viewed or sent to the family by going to www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.