|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1932|
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 2013|
510Rosemary Arvik, 80, of San Antonio, TX, formerly of Downs, IL, went home to the Lord on Sunday, January 20, 2013.
Rosemary was born to Herbert and Hattie Thomas on March 23, 1932 in Bloomington, IL where she was raised and graduated high school. On September 16, 1951, she married the love of her life, Dallas Arvik, and was happily married for over 50 years.
Rosemary is survived by her sons David (Rose), Darrell (Teri) Douglas (Brenda), and Donald (Jeanine), daughters Debra Boyd, Denise Stiles (Walter), Donna Alpers (Jack), Dana Riddle (Ron), Darcy Menendez (Damon), Stacy Monaghan (Thomas), Shelley Willard (William), brother Cecil Gilmore and sisters-in-law Sandra Arvik and Lorene Thomas, who she affectionately thought of as her "sisters".
In addition to her children, her remarkable legacy will endure through her 24 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
A local treasure, Rosemary dedicated her life to raising her children, grandchildren and several neighborhood children. She will be forever remembered for her loving and nurturing personality and her willingness to always lend a listening ear.
Rosemary was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Dallas; her parents Herbert and Hattie Thomas and brothers Robert Lockenvitz and Herbert Thomas.
As we mourn her loss, we also feel joy for the release of her spirit allows her to wrap her loving arms around those who have gone before her, including those of her unborn descendants.
A private graveside service for immediate family will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Hopewell Cemetery in Downs, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to support The American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22718
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Hattie M. Gilmore (1907 - 1980)
Created by: Lois and Daughters
Record added: Jan 31, 2013
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