August 23, 1935 – January 6, 2021
Rosemary S. Walkowski, age 85, left this world, for one better, on January 6, 2021. She was born to Mary and John Siembak, (deceased) of Johnstown, PA on August 23, 1935. She married Raymond J. Walkowski (deceased) on Au-gust 13,1955 and became a military wife of 23 years with United States Air Force. They moved frequently through out the states, all 3 children were born in different states. They retired to Colorado Springs in 1997, and enjoyed RV-ing with her husband of 63 years. Family and friends were the most important aspect of her life, along with her spiritual walk with the Lord. She absolutely adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved her NaNa days. Rain or shine she never missed watching grandchildren sports, choir programs, plays, etc,. Family gatherings were one of her greatest joys.
Rosemary was an animal lover, especially dogs. Her many dogs were treated with lots of love. Since faith was an important part of her life, her motto was “With God we are everything, without him we are nothing.” She had many hobbies over her lifetime, but her favorites were bowling and golf.
Survived by her daughter Sandra (Ben), sons Ray (Lynn) and Bruce (Toni). Grandchildren, Jacob (Tricia), Jill (Doug), Scott (Jenn), Jordan, Tyler, Andrew and Jenny (Thomas). Great grandchildren, Lydia, Eliana, Annabelle, Abby, Denver, Rosalee and Mikaya. Also her sister Francis DeFrank of PA.
A private funeral mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parrish, where Rosemary will be interred by her husband’s side at Mount St. Francis Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a charitable contribution to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org or Life Network, www.elifenetwork.com.
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January 18, 2021
My Dear Rose,
Oh how you will be missed! You challenged us all especially me and I am the better for it! Your energy and determination to be present whenever people were around was a blessing. We all learned a lot from your candid questions never letting the status quo be ok.
May your days in Eternity be filled with adventure and wonder. I can only imagine the fun you're having right now.
Sandra horton (Walkowski)
January 17, 2021
To my beautiful and loving mother, mama. You have been an incredible inspiration through all the things you taught our family. Jesus shined through your heart and soul and mind with many things you did for all of our family and friends and the volunteer groups and bible studies you were in. You surely led by example and I am so proud to be your daughter. Being a military wife you multitasked many roles and through our moves made it seamless with all the activities we belonged to. You were always thinking of our welfare through our Christian beliefs and being active like you. You loved being outside playing with the kids on various playdates to the parks and picnics and family gatherings. There were so many countless times we were all together and how special you made the holidays for us. I was always at your hip when little and still feel that way now being the youngest and your daughter. It is such an honor and privilege to have you as my dear mother and your spirit will live on in my heart until we see each other again. I will miss your love to me and your desire for all of us to be healthy and well. Your concern was making sure we were all okay. I will miss you so much because of the loving and wonderful relationship we had that will never be replaced. I see you and dad rolling down the road to your new adventure in your RV and sitting quietly by a stream with your loved ones and all your pups, our horse Tiki etc. giving you lots of kisses and my little dogs there too. Thank you for taking care of each and everyone you were with. Your sacrifice in life as a military wife was incredible and your spirit of courage lives on in us all. I love you dearly. Your loving daughter Sandy
January 17, 2021