August 11, 1955 ~ April 7, 2019

Born in: Alexandria, Virginia
Resided in: Denver, Colorado

Rosemarie Dora Fallt, 63, went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 7, 2019 in Denver, CO. She left this world as strong-willed as the day she entered it. Through a hard fought battle with Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease, she retained her quick wit and charmed all those who encountered her, remaining remarkably trusting, calm, kind, and gentle even in her toughest moments. 

 

A lover of cosmopolitans and red wine, music from Motown to modern pop, and Good & Plenty’s, Rose’s strength of character was infinitely better than her taste in candy. Her favorite stories were ones of redemption, tolerance, and understanding. She cheered for the underdog and found joy in people from different backgrounds uniting and overcoming together. A fierce and loyal friend, a generous and loving mother, and a compassionate and supportive sister, Rose made the world a better place every day that she was in it. 

 

Rose graduated from Widefield High School in 1973 and from Colorado State University in 1978 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She received her Master’s in Gerontology from St. Cloud State University and she planned to spend her career advocating for and supporting women with Alzheimer’s of the Baby Boomer generation. During her graduate education she interned with seniors in a memory care unit at SummerWood of Plymouth Presbyterian Home. Upon graduation she hoped to continue her career working with those with an unfortunate diagnosis of dementia, until her own dementia progressed and she herself required the care she had previously so lovingly provided.

 

Rose should be remembered for her generosity and kindness. She was ready to open her home at a moment’s notice, and literally give you the shirt off her back or the plate from which she was eating. She often had to be politely refused several times if she felt her food was worthy of sharing before she herself would finish it. She had a servant’s heart through and through and this never wavered even in her final days.

 

She is survived by her children Ryan, Anders, and Mackenzie, and her brothers Frank and John O’Connor.

 

A memorial service for friends and family will be held in Minnesota, in lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Lewy Body Dementia Association in her honor.

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  1. The pictures are great and capture the kindness, loving person who Rose was to her family and friends .
    I met her at a health club in early 80’s.
    Our children were in day care there together and we we in exercise classes together for many years . She was s client and dear friend of mine who we both supported when times got tough . We shared many good and bad times together . She was a kind soul , loved and was very proud of her children . God Bless for this soul

  2. The first thing that comes to mind is her big smile and one-of-a-kind laugh. She was always welcoming to me and my brothers in her home and played a big part in making us feel welcome in our first years in Minnesota. I’m forever grateful for her kindness and generosity.

  3. I played golf with Rose, along with Peggy and DeeDee at Pheasant Acres in Corcoran. We had so much fun together. She was a beautiful woman, good sense of humor, kind and caring. Rest in peace, Rose.

  4. Rose and I worked together for several years. Over time, we became dear friends. She possessed a beautiful soul and spirit. I am relieved that she is finally at peace, after her typically courageous struggle. She will be forever missed. 🖤❤️

  5. My condolences go out to Rose’s family and friends. As a friend of Ryan’s, I was able to meet Rose on a few occasions, and particularly remember a Rockies game along with Ryan. She seemed like such a sweet and gentle soul. Rest in peace.

  6. I am so saddened at Rose’s struggles with such a difficult disease process, and her passing. We lived in the same neighborhood, and my sons were the beneficiaries of her welcoming home and after school cookies. She had a big heart, and I know she pursued improving the lives of others with passion. My heart goes out to her family and loved ones. May she have found a new place of peace.

  7. Rose was a very special lady, caring, thoughtful, generous, and always there for you. No matter what was going on in her life, she would drop everything if she felt you needed her. I was so lucky to have her as a dear friend and so thankful for those years I got to spend time with her. We would walk every morning after the kids got on the bus and sometimes it was hard keeping up with her fast pace, but we would be talking and laughing the whole way. Her smile and her laugh are forever in my heart and my heart goes out to her beautiful children and family.

  8. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Rose. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3

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