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Rosalind (Rothlisberger) Whiting

Posted 2009-09-13 by Sharla
The White Mountain Independent
Show Low, Arizona 05/02/2008

Rosalind Rothlisberger Whiting, 83, died Friday, April 25, 2008, in Eagar. She was born Dec. 22, 1924, in Eagar to Emil John Rothlisberger and Laura Hale.

Rose was a homemaker. She was born of pioneer families and lived in Eagar throughout her life. She was a great-granddaughter of the legendary James Hale, who was shot by outlaws in the streets of Springerville.

Rose was a lifelong charter member of VFW Auxiliary Post 8987. She mapped the graves of all veterans in the Eagar, Springerville, St. Johns, Luna, Alpine, Nutrioso and Vernon cemeteries. Rose oversaw the placement of U.S. flags on all of the veterans' graves every Veteran's Day and Memorial Day. She was very patriotic. She taught her children to respect our country and its flag. Each of her four sons served in the U.S. Army and were honorably discharged.

Rose loved gardening and canning food. She will be fondly remembered for her pickled beets and zucchini bread. Her nicknames were Rosie, Oma, My-knee and Grandma. Rose especially loved her grandchildren and was dearly loved by all her family and friends.

Rose is survived by her sons, Rick (Zola) Whiting of Eagar, Charles (Lenora) Whiting of Show Low, Robert (Vonnie) Whiting of Eagar and Carl (Karen) Whiting of Eagar; daughter Peggy (Gary) Mead of Springerville; 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one sister, Bette Rothlisberger Robinson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer "Humpy" Whiting; brother Emil Rothlisberger Jr.; parents Emil and Laura Hale Rothlisberger; and grandparents Howard and Mary Elizabeth Howell Hale and John Peter and Adeleine Cropas Rothlisberger.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Amity Ward Building in Eagar.

Interment followed at the Eagar Cemetery.

Burnham Mortuary of Eagar handled arrangements.

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