Rosemary Ragan, 64, passed away peacefully at her Chehalis, Wash., home Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, with her family by her side. Rosemary was born March 18, 1956, in Centralia, Wash., to Alfred and Patricia (Fenwick) Justice.
Rosemary was a faithful, kind, and loving woman who was always there for her family. Her mother, Pat, describes her as "a daughter that went above and beyond" and "a loving servant". Granddaughter Courtney says that her Grandma had the magic of making all the grandkids feel special, like they were one of a kind. Grandma patiently cared for others and made sure their needs were met.
Her family posted the following on Facebook, “This morning at 1 a.m., our mom, Rosemary Justice Ragan, very peacefully passed away surrounded by her family. Our mom fought so hard when she found out she had lung cancer in 2017, on February 5 she found out her cancer had metastasized to her spinal fluid and only had weeks left. Since that time she has been surrounded by numerous loved ones. As many of you know, our mom spent many of her years caring for others and provided comfort to many people at the end of their lives, we tried very hard to make our mom proud and take care of her the same way. She took a turn for the worse Monday and we never left her side as we prayed, reminiscing of her and all of our memories and playing her favorite songs for her. Even til the very end she managed to tell everyone how much she loved us. Thank you for all of the love, support and prayers you have given to her and our family”.
Rosemary was preceded in death by her father, Alfred; sister, Patti Vermilyea; and brother, Clay Fitzgerald.
She is loved and missed by her husband, Don Ragan; daughters, Amy (Alfie) Buckmaster, Genny (Michael) Coleman, and Tina (Frank) Nelson; son, Jim Deskins; adopted daughter, Rosemary Ragan; grandchildren, Courtney, Kane, Kayla, Tyler, Kaila, Mikey, Mackenzie, Dyllon, Reese, Carter, Zackary, Taylor, Bruce, and Tristan; one great-granddaughter, Gracie; mother, Patricia Fenwick; brothers, Curtis Fitzgerald and Chris (Lisa) Fitzgerald; sisters, Cara (Tom) Nicholas and Diana (Lynn) Aldritch; special cousins, Sandy Crawford and Kitty Filbin; and best friends, Bonnie Kinney and Dede Witters.
A celebration of Rosemary’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 18, 2021, at Bethel Church, 132 Kirkland Rd., Chehalis, WA 98532.