Rosemary Lee (St. Peter) Loomis, a beloved member of the community,
passed away on October 21, 2023, in Longview, WA. She was born on
January 23, 1942, in Bemidji, Minnesota. Rosemary was a remarkable woman
who touched the lives of many with her kindness and compassion.
From a young age, Rosemary showed great resilience and strength. She
faced the loss of her first husband, Doyle West, who passed away in 1964.
Despite this tragedy, she continued to persevere and find happiness in life. In
1982, she married John Loomis and they settled in Port Angeles, WA for
thirteen wonderful years together.
Rosemary was an alumna of Kelso High School.
Family meant the world to Rosemary. She took immense pride in her two
children, Marjorie (West), Zueger (Mark) of Castle Rock and Doyle (Butch)
(Dawn) West also of Castle Rock. Rosemary adored being a grandmother to
her four grandchildren. Jason, Tiffany, Britni, and Blake. She took great
pleasure in watching them grow and thrive. Additionally, she was blessed
with seven great-grandchildren who brought joy into her, Savannah, Brady,
Mackennah, Delanie, Colston, Peyton, and Andie.
Rosemary has two surviving siblings, Rodney (Nancy) and Lynn (Ken), and a
sister-in-law, Wendi. She was preceded in death by her sister Gwendolyn
and brother Timothy.
Rosemary will be deeply missed by her surviving family members: her
children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings; as well as nieces and
nephews who held a special place in her heart. They will forever cherish the
memories they shared together.
Rosemary possessed a zest for life that was infectious to all who knew her
with a sharp wit. She had a passion for gardening, nurturing beautiful
flowers that would bloom with each passing season. She enjoyed cooking
meals for her loved ones, creating warm and inviting gatherings filled with
laughter and love. Rosemary’s new passion was making her homemade
soaps, lotions, and sour bread recipes for her family to enjoy.
Rosemary's caring nature extended to all she knew, Her compassionate
spirit will be remembered by many whose lives she touched.
As we say goodbye to Rosemary Lee (St. Peter) Loomis, let us remember the
legacy she leaves behind. She showed us the importance of cherishing our
loved ones, giving selflessly to others, and embracing life with open arms.
Her memory will forever be engraved in our hearts, and her impact on the
world will continue to inspire us all.
May she rest in eternal peace.