Rosemary Jean Welsh

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Name Rosemary Jean Welsh
Born 1926-08-14 Aberdeen, Washington
Gender F
Died 2002-10-25 Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County, Colorado
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Father Milton Welsh
Mother Wilhelmina
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Family Living
Married 1951-01-00
Children 1 James K. Horstman b. (1951-11-15, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California) d. (2007-03-01, Colorado)
2 Living


The Pagosa Springs Sun, Colorado 31 Oct. 2002 Rosemary Jean Horstman Rosemary Jean Horstman passed away in her sleep in her Pagosa Springs home Friday, Oct. 25, 2002. Born in Aberdeen, Wash., Aug. 14, 1926, the daughter of Milton and Wilhelmina Welsh, she completed all of her primary education in Aberdeen, graduating from high school in 1944. Her first two years of college were at Stephens College for women in Columbia, Mo., and she completed college at the University of Washington two years later with a degree in radio-drama. She was employed by radio stations in Aberdeen and in Portland, Ore., prior to marrying Dr. Robert A. Horstman in January 1951. Throughout her life she was an avid reader and a devout Christian. She built an extensive library covering her favorite subjects, including American, European and religious history along with the literary classics of Shakespeare et al. She retained a sincere interest in current events and was active in many conservative endeavors and a longtime member of P.E.O. She was thoroughly loved and admired by most who knew her, especially her family, and was instrumental in educational and moral growth of her sons. Throughout the years she became adept at horsemanship, downhill skiing and as a private pilot in addition to her other accomplishments. Her final seven years were filled with a multitude of afflictions, any one of which would have defeated most people. Through all of this she remained happy and optimistic that the Lord would protect and save her. She and her husband moved to Pagosa Springs in 1998 from the Phoenix area and have loved every minute of being here. Previous residences were in California and in Casper and Wheatland, Wyo. She is survived by her husband, Robert A. Horstman, M.D.; two sons, James K. Horstman M.D. and Russell B. Horstman; and four grandchildren, Ashley, Colin, Erica and Jeremy; and a brother, Milton J. Welsh of Seattle. Needless to say, she will be missed forever. Funeral services were held in Our Savior Lutheran Church in Pagosa Springs Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002 and interment was in Hilltop Cemetery in Pagosa Springs. The family requests that any commemorative donations be made to Mercy Hospice of Pagosa Springs.