Rose Ann Buell
November 13, 1935 – August 12, 2019
Rose Ann Allison Buell
On August 12, 2019 Rose Ann Allison Buell peacefully entered into the gates of heaven at William P. Clements University Hospital with her loving family at her side. She was born in Dallas on November 13, 1935 to Joe M. Allison, M.D. and Rosa Gahagan Thornhill Allison. Rose Ann exhibited an early love of art by taking Saturday morning classes at Fair Park's Museum of Art while her mother and younger sisters fed bread to the ducks. Rose Ann’s faith in God was unshakeable. She was known for doing “chalk talks”, setting up an easel and using colored chalks to sketch a cross while “The Old Rugged Cross.” played. Rose Ann attended Grapevine High School and was active in Young Life. She engaged in mischief when she and her fellow classmates wrote “1953” on the new Grapevine Dam, taking pictures to commemorate the event! She was awarded the “Good Citizenship” medal upon graduation. Her English teacher suggested that she find a college roommate who was a good speller. Rose Ann attended North Texas State College and graduated from Texas Women’s University in 1956. Thereafter, she did mission work in California and returned to marry Richard Buell on August 25, 1956. They had two children: Debra Allison Buell Rucker and Brian Kelly Buell. Rose Ann received a Master’s Degree in Art when Debra was two. Having been on the underwater ballet team in college, she became a certified Red Cross Swimming instructor and taught swimming classes. She taught Art for twenty years at DeWitt Perry and Vivien Field Middle schools in the Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD. In her retirement, she sold Beauty Control products. She was an active member of First Baptist Church Carrollton former member of Rosemeade Baptist Church and The Ridge. She was part of a ladies’ group that met for over 60 years for lunch to celebrate birthdays. After losing Richard in 1999, Rose Ann experienced the joy of being a widow and doing what she wanted. Rose Ann loved being a member of the Lamplighters Widow’s Group. She was very closely connected to her family, whether the need was to babysit kids or dogs but most definitely always keeping ice cream in the freezer for Tom and Kristy. She brought Chick-fil-A meals to Preston before his football and basketball games. Rose Ann was always very deliberate in making ANY decision. She wanted to be sure that she had all the facts before taking action. Politically, she was a staunch conservative and believed in the goodness of all people. She was a member of the Dallas County Republican Party and the Grapevine Historical Society. Rose Ann was a beloved, beautiful and gracious lady with deep Christian beliefs. She graced our Texas for many years and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; and her sister, Elaine Allison Wilson Court. She is survived by her daughter Debra Rucker (husband Tom); her son, Brian Buell (wife Celinda); grandchildren: Matt Rucker (wife Kristin), Chris Rucker (fiancée Jade), Kristy Rucker, Hannah Buell, Preston Buell, and great grandchildren: Ruthie and Caleb Rucker, all of Carrollton and her sister Joyce Allison Eberts (husband “Jack”) of Temple and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be in the Chapel at 10:00 am on Friday, August 16 at Prestonwood Baptist Çhurch, 6801 W. Park, Plano, Texas 75093.