It was a joy to know Rose! Cam & I knew her from St Mark’s Church. She was in our membership class and joined with us. I remember Rose always with a smile on her face and always willing to help others! She will be missed!
Cheryl & Cam Davis
Rose was the kind of person you loved for a lifetime. I'm so glad to have known her during the several years I directed the Voices of Experience. Lord, you got another tenor!
My deepest care & condolences to Rose's family. I had the honor of leading the Voices of Experience Chorus from 2007 to roughly 2013. I love Rose's energy and enthusiasm for singing. I will never forget the story she shared where she told me about her interaction with a child at a school where she was volunteering. The child told Rose, "you look old, but you do NOT move like an old person." Rose had such grace and love for life. I will miss her tremendously and hold her shining and loving memory close to my heart. From Mary Cohen
This was our weekly greeting to each other, followed by a joyous hug, as we met in the Senior Center's Senior Standing Room Only (SSRO) radio theater group. Rose always came with a big smile, a bold singing voice and a sharpened wit. Knowing that she had served in the Navy I used to kid her when the annual Army-Navy football game approached by asking her which team she would be rooting for. "Navy -- Of Course!" she would shoot back. Rose was bright and happy and gracious -- and she would never back down. Truly one of the great human beings on this planet. Heaven's music is sweeter since "recruiting" Rose.
We were sorry to hear of the passing of Rose. We remember sharing meals and conversations with her. She was a blessing to her City and State. Our country honors her service in the Armed Forces. Rest assured we will all remember her fondly. Dave and Lori Hunt
Norma Gehring. .. I met Rose in tai chi class at the Senior Center. With Mary D as the leader, the group always had a good time, trying to get the moves right which Rose often made sure she got correct. A lot of good conversations about all topics , but then Rose would make sure we got back on track. Hearing Rose perform with SSRO was a treat, especially I enjoyed her rendition of "Second Hand Rose". A SPECIAL LADY!
Rose was a patient and dedicated Rock & Read volunteer at Twain for many years. Other days she shared her time filling water pitchers at Mercy Hospital, audiology at the VA, serving meals at Salvation Army, singing Hospice Singers loving the many generations she enriched. She always had a smile, a "hello hun" and a hug. My sincere sympathy to her family. Joan Cook
I volunteered with Rose at the VA and always tried o give her a tough time but she alway gave it back yo me inSpades.
She regularly read to students at Elementary schools in Iowa City which always made an impact oh their lives.
A true giver..
Though I only knew Rose for the past year, I always found her to be a delightful wonderful person. She would often sit with the bass section of the Family Folk Machine. The director would ask her to sit in her section and we would beg her not to go. It was a pleasure to sing with her and all of the choir will miss her. My condolences to her friends and family and May you be comforted by many memories of this amazing person.
Rose was a truly delightful friend who always gave me a hug when we met, usually in church where she sang in the choir and often sang solos. This wonderful woman will be sorely missed by all who knew her. We love you Rose.
As a long time volunteer for the Iowa City Summer of the Arts organization, I always looked forward to seeing Rose at Arts Fest, Jazz Fest, etc. She was a breath of fresh air with her ever-present smile and positive feedback. Rose inspired me and many others to continue our support and commitment of time to SOTA and other community efforts. She will be missed by many in Iowa City and beyond. Bless her memory. Bless her soul.
A huge thank you to Rosamond for her years of volunteer service to Mercy Iowa City. We truly appreciated your time and contributions. You will be very missed and our prayers are with you and your family! - Volunteer Services Manager, Mercy Iowa City
John & Lynette ,
We are sorry for your loss. Sounds like she had a very active life . Cherish all your fond memories and hold themclose to your heart to help ease your pain ,
Sending Hugs and prayers your way
Spike & Sam Gavin
Rose was a member of Iowa City Hospice's singing group, visiting care facilities with songs and smiles. Rose brought both - songs and a lovely smile - to every group we sang to.
Rose was such a joy - every Sunday she had a smile and hug for me. I'll never forget her wearing her Armor of God to Church for the children's sermon several years ago. She loved it and the kids loved it. Blessings to her family in your grief and loss.
Rose was our daughter’s first Sunday School teacher at St Mark’s and we are sorry that she is no longer here. She was a staunch member and we will miss seeing her at services. May she Rest In Peace.
The Family Folk Machine will miss Rose so much! She was an inspiration to many. May she rest in peace.