October 24, 1929 - September 8, 2016
Rosemary Veronneau, 86, of Salem, Oregon passed away unexpectedly in Salem on September 8, 2016. Rosemary was born in Bedford, Indiana on October 24, 1929 to Inez and Charles Flinn.
Rosemary graduated from Windsor High School in Windsor Colorado in 1947. She attended Business College in Denver Colorado where she acquired her accounting and office skills.
Rosemary retired as Bond Supervisor at the Treasury Department for the State of Oregon. After retiring she worked evenings during tax season at the Oregon Department of Revenue with her daughters Ann and Linda entering tax information. She worked for SAIF, when it was still a state agency. Prior to working for the state of Oregon she worked in accounting at GI Stores in Salem, 1st Western Bank in California and an insurance company in Colorado.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading. Before his death, she and her husband Alfred Frenchie enjoyed Volkswalking, spending time with grandchildren and loved RVing in Arizona in the winter. They met a lot of folks that became lifelong friends during their RV time – they belonged to S.M.A.R.T., Thousand Trails and Good Sam.
Rosemary was also a proud member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary for the Fleet Reserve Association and knitted hats for The Ship’s Project, furnishing warm hats and care packages for the overseas troops.
Rosemary is survived by her daughters - Debora Veronneau, Ann Raymon and Linda Parker; grandchildren Devin Moeck Shannon, Jenna Harner Matt, Nathan Raymon and Christian Raymon; great grandchildren Jasmine and Clayton Moeck, Gavin, Amelia, Kendal and Henry Harner; niece Connie Lavinger and nephew Steve Flinn. She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred Veronneau, her parents Charles and Inez Flinn, her brother Charles “Chuck” Flinn and Beloved Son-in-Law Charles “Chuck” Parker.
Rosemary was a lovely and caring daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She married a Navy man which meant some moving, IL, CA, OR, WA but mostly he was overseas. That left her to manage a lot on her own, which she did efficiently and lovingly. She would still mother us girls up until her last day. Whenever we visited her at Capital Manor, she walked us to our cars to make sure we left safely. Mom would always tell us to call when we got home, this never changed, no matter our ages. We have many memories and many pictures Thanks to Deb!. We will miss our mom immensely, but we know she is now with many family members and friends.
The family would like to thank the following Capital Manor, for providing a loving and active home life for her in her last years; Salem Hospital and Gentiva Hospice for helping her through her last two days; Virgil T. Golden Funeral Services for their help and compassion with this process.
Memorial donations may be made in Rosemary’s name to:
The Ship’s Project, c/o Ellen Harpin,1406 Tipton Rd, Casselberry, FL 32707-3628 or Angel Tree Ministry, Prison Fellowship, PO Box 1550, Merrifield, VA 22116-1550, Rosemary was fond of both of these charities.