Dorothy Irene Rosman

January 7, 1923January 20, 2019

Rosman, Dorothy Irene Winter - Passed away at the Guardian Angel care facility at the age of 96 on January 20, 2019. Dorothy was born in 1923 and she spent her elementary years in Sprague. Later she moved with her family to Davenport where she completed high school. It was in Davenport she met and married Fred Winter. They had one son, Chris. Fred Passed away in 1944. In 1948 Dorothy married Robert Rosman. They had four children, Kathy, Bob, Mary and Fred. Robert Rosman passed in 1999. Dorothy was a loving mother to all her children. Her care for them was always physical and spiritual. She raised her children on a wheat farm where everyone learned to work as a family. Dorothy was the driving spirit that held us all together. Dorothy was very spiritual. She saw to it that religion was an important part of our lives. Going to mass weekly, saying the Rosary, evening prayers were the norm. Dorothy was Irish. Her maiden name was “McCaffery” and she wore her heritage as a proud green badge. Once a year she changed her name to “McRosman”. There are two Irish songs that best describe her. The first is “When Irish Eyes are Smiling”. Dorothy had a smile that would light up a room. Even in her last days everyone remarked about her beautiful smile. Moreover Dorothy had a quick Irish wit and at times a sharp sense of humor. The second song that best describes Dorothy is “Clancy Lowered the Boom”. Dorothy was a friend you could count on. While she didn’t get out of her house often, when she did she would greet everyone with open arms. Dorothy had a soft heart and was generous to a fault. Dorothy is survived by her children Chris (Paula), Kathy, Bob, Mary and Fred (Sabine). Her Grandchildren Pat, Maria, Jason, Joshua, Shawn, Brandon, and Jakob. Her Great Grandchildren Jack, Katarina and Alysa. Dorothy is preceded in death by husbands, Fred Winter and Robert Rosman, 4 brothers; Leo, Edward, Gerald and William McCaffery and one sister; Eva Spilker. Rosary will be at 5:00 pm on Thursday January 24, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Davenport, WA. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wilbur, WA. Graveside service will be at Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum, 7200 N Wall, Spokane, WA on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm. In lieu, of flowers, please send donations to, Hospice of Spokane, 121 S Arthur St. Spokane, WA. 99202. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Rosman family. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Wilbur, WA is caring for the family.


  • Rosary Thursday, January 24, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, January 26, 2019

Dorothy Irene Rosman

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Marjorie Winters

January 25, 2019

Dear Rosman Family,
I send my heartfelt sympathy to all of you. I didn't know Dorothy well, but I saw her every day when I was at Guardian Angel. What a lovely woman, and oh that smile! She was always so very nice, and would greet me with "Hi Sweetie!" Thank you for sharing her with all of us who were honored to be with her. I will miss her and all the family members I talked with during her time there. The picture you chose was perfect.
Marjorie Winters