Rosemary McWilliams |

Rosemary McWilliams

Rosemary McWilliams passed away May 3, 2006.She was born and raised in Detroit.She married her high school sweetheart, George Edward “Mick” McWilliams, on May 3, 1935. She became a devoted wife and mother. Mick was a correspondent for the International News Service during World War II and the Korean War, and then became a star reporter for The Denver Post. The McWilliams’ entertained the Denver elite during this time. Mick died of cancer in 1959. Rosemary was a pioneer woman of the working world, a determined survivor. Rosemary worked two jobs, took in a boarder, rented rooms to college students and became a partner in a laundromat to make ends meet. She became a medical social worker, retiring at the age of 71 after 17 years as a medical social worker for University Hospital.She moved to the Roaring Fork Valley four years ago to live closer to her son.Survivors include sons Sean (Marilyn) McWilliams, of Carbondale, and Michael (Linda) McWilliams, of Tulsa, Okla.; daughter Judy Kluge, of Denver; one grandson; one granddaughter; and many dear friends at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale.There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Park. Another memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May, 9, at Horan & McConaty in Denver, followed by a procession to the grave site at Fort Logan Cemetery, where she will be placed with her husband.

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