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Rosalie Maria Pom-Arleau

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Rosalie Maria Pom-Arleau

June 14, 1924 ~ September 19, 2013

Rosalie Maria Pom-Arleau, 89, a lifetime resident of Wenatchee, died September 19, 2013, in her home surrounded by family. She was born June 14, 1924 to her parents, Willard and Esther Gossman, near Waco, TX. After a short stay in Minnesota, her family moved to Wenatchee in 1924. She attended Wenatchee area schools, graduating in 1942 from Wenatchee High School. She went to work at Montgomery Ward in the Seattle area, and later in Wenatchee. She met and married Harold Pom-Arleau on April 1, 1945 and they made their home in Wenatchee. Rosalie was very proud of the fact that her Uncle was co-founder of the C&O Nursery. Her father was a long-time employee and retired from that company. She had many skills as a gardener and was very adept at reupholstering furniture.

In 1958, Rosalie became office manager and controller for Pom-Arleau Transfer and Storage. She managed the finances and books until she retired in 1990. She and Harold owned and enjoyed several cruisers in Anacortes and Lake Union. They had many fun times on the water, making several trips to the San Juan Islands. She was active in the Wenatchee Elks Emblem Club and Beta Sigma Phi of Wenatchee. Along with her business duties, she was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother, daughter and sister. She was adored by her family. They meant everything to her. Some of her favorite times were when her family would drop by for coffee and treats.

She is survived by daughters, Joanne of East Wenatchee and Carol (Javier) of West Seattle; sons, Terry (Nani) of East Wenatchee, and Darren of Wenatchee. Six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Rosalie was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; three brothers, Gerald, Phillip and Byron; and one sister, Elaine Cole.

Her family would like to thank the Hospice of Wenatchee for their tender loving care during the final months of Rosalie’s life. They were wonderful.

Per Rosalie’s wishes, there will be no service. She would wish any donations in her name go to The Northwest Kidney Centers.

Arrangements were made by Jones&Jones~Betts of Wenatchee.

Weep not for me though I am gone into that gentle night.

Grieve if you will, but not for long upon my soul’s sweet flight.

I am at peace, my souI’s at rest

There is no need for tears.

For with your love I was so blessed.

For all those many years.

There is no pain, I suffer not,

The fear now all is gone.

Put now these things out of your thoughts,

In your memory I live on.

Remember not my fight for breath

Remember not the strife.

Please do not dwell upon my death,

But celebrate my life.


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