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Rosalind Marguerite Smalley Colburn 1897 [R-2]*

 born- 1897 Manitowac WI
died-Mar. 4, 1985 Scottsdale AZ
father-Charles A Smalley 1875
mother-Bertha Frida Heinrichs Smalley 1875?
siblings- Orin F. SMALLEY, Francis SMALLEY, Margaret SMALLEY, Clarice SMALLEY, Charles SMALLEY and Clarence SMALLEy+
married-Gerald Colburn
children- Joyce, Gale, Rosemary

Traveled across the country on a train ride with Brownie box camera as a young woman.
Came across from Wisconsin to Michigan on the ferry.

per Rod: Rosalind survived breast cancer as well as had her thyroid removed. She had flower gardens. She called her garden ?Park Place and had a sign out front, and encouraged folks to stop on her rural road. She was of delicate temperament and enjoyed keeping busy. She doted on her grandchildren, picking fresh raspberries for their breakfast, and making molasses cookies for them. She would get extended visits from 3 to 9 grandchildren at a time over the summer and for Christmas. In 1970 she and Gerald moved to Wickenburg AZ, with Rod's help to drive the U-haul truck.

Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
March 14, 1985, page 18

Rosalind Marguerite Colburn, 87, died March 4 in a Scottsdale nursing home where she had been for several months. She was born in Manitowac, Wis., but lived in Michigan for many years before moving to Wickenburg about 15 years ago.

She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, a past matron of Eastern Star and was very active in the Wickenburg Gem and Mineral Society as one of their most knowledgeable and longtime members.

Survivors include three daughters, Joyce Alverson and Gail Billingsley, of Scottsdale and Rosemary Zander, of Arnold, Mo.; two brothers, two sisters, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were conducted March 7 at the Paradise Valley United Methodist Church and interment was to be in the Wickenburg Cemetery beside her deceased husband, Gerald.

Cards or inquiries may be addressed to Gail Billingsley, 6521 E. Gary St. Scottsdale, Ariz. 83254

Family links:
  Gerald L. Colburn (1892 - 1973)
Wickenburg Cemetery
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Section 3, Row ZA, Grave 10

Created by: Sharon
Record added: Sep 19, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11780959

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