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Obituary for Marie Clementine Long-Rosebrook

Marie Clementine Long-Rosebrook
Marie (Whitchurch) Rosebrook

At the goodly age of 100, after a brief illness, Marie Clementine Rosebrook, of Arvada, CO and Dodge City, KS, peacefully passed into eternity on February 14, 2017.

Born on January 26, 1917, in Marissa, IL, to Joseph and Altha (Caldwell) Whitchurch, Marie, a woman of faith, will be long remembered as an active and vibrant person whose presence made the world a better place.
Marie was preceded in death by former husbands, Robert Rosebrook (Dodge City, KS), and Lyle Long (Arvada, CO); a grandson, Ross Rosebrook (Boulder, CO); her brothers, Charles Whitchurch (Ludlow Falls, OH) and Elmer Whitchurch (Jacksonville, FL).

During her century-long life, Marie was shaped by her upbringing on a hard-scrabble farm in Leoti, KS, where she rode a pony to a one-room school house. She was known for her pleasant disposition, hospitality, her spirit of generosity, and her fabulous wardrobe. Ballroom dancing, caring for her collections of dolls, dogs, antique dishes, and photos, and horseback riding (even in her 80s) were among some of her favorite things. She loved staying at the family cabin in Allenspark, CO; cruising through the Panama Canal with her friends and being honored to serve as Grand Marshal for the 100th Anniversary Parade in Allenspark, CO, in 2015. Even so, Marie suffered many sorrows, but chose to forgive, forget and love others.

Marie was a devoted daughter, caring sister, loving mother, proud grandmother and great-grandmother, and an amazing aunt.
Although there are no words to ease the sorrow of Marie’s death, there is solace in remembering her gifts of enduring love, affection, and forgiveness. She will be truly missed.

Marie is survived by her dear friend, Donald Siefford; a son, Ian Rosebrook (Arvada); a granddaughter, Rachel (Glenn) Foglia, (Princeton, NJ); a great-granddaughter, Rachel Rosebrook (Lakewood, CO); siblings, Esther Mae Salzmann (Aurora, CO), and Barnard (Doris) Whitchurch (Westminster, CO); along with numerous nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 24 at Aspen Mortuary, 6370 Union St., Arvada, 10:00-11:00 AM. Interment will be at 11:30 AM at Crown Hill Cemetery, 7777 W. 29th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the Hilltop Guild, 18720 Highway 7, Allenspark, CO, 80510.
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