OMAHA, NE – Rosemarie A. Desautels was 81 years. Preceded in death by her parents, George R. and Mary Rose (Puckee) Ramirez; sons, Sylvio M. and James G. Desautels: sister, Joan K. Ventura: and brother, Gregory A. Ramirez; nieces, Mary R Alcuran and Ernestine J. Ventura. She is survived by daughters, Kathleen M. (Tony) Baker and Loretta A. (Billy) Bibby; son, Michael G. Desautels: sisters, Loretta T. Ramirez, Georgiana R. (Francisco) Alcuran, Geraldine A. (Rosendo) Martinez, and Ramona J. Ramirez-Alvarez and ex-husband, Sylvio M. Desautels; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Rose was the oldest of seven children and a South Omaha girl. She attended Immaculate Conception Grade School and South High School following in her father’s footsteps.
She was a tribal member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Mayetta, Kansas and loved attending Pow Wow gatherings. She was a talented artist, played the accordion, loved music and dancing and adored making crafts. She especially enjoyed family gatherings and holidays being around her grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Rosemarie’s life was one of “PERSEVERANCE.” Perseverance that gave her strength to move back home with her four young children from New Hampshire. Perseverance shown through 32 years of employment with Western Electric (AT&T Network). Most of all, perseverance to endure the deaths of her two sons. Despite the struggles and challenges life put in front of her, her perseverance enabled her, as a single parent to care for and work very hard for her children. She was very proud of her children and her smile will always be remembered as a “smile of love”.
Rosemarie encompassed the fruit of the spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, and faithfulness. She will always and forever be in our hearts and prayers. As our mother would say “Loving you always and forever.”
Visitation at Holy Name Catholic Church Wednesday, June 30th, after 9 a.m. with Mass Of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the church. Interment: St. John Cemetery.
Memorials requested Holy Name Church.
– Courtesy of Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home/Ventura Family