She attended 12 years of parochial education and one year of Business College at the Stenotype Institute. She worked in several jobs, and then along came Pearl Harbor and her desire to enter the Navy Reserve known as the WAVES. She was sworn in November, 1942 and reported to active duty to Oklahoma A & M in February, 1943. After three months of Yeoman training, she was assigned to NAS Miami, located in Opa Locka, FL. There she was assigned to the Ground Training School, became the Schedule Clerk, assigning pilots and aircrewmen to their Ground Training courses, replacing a sailor who was sent to sea. Later on she trained a Navy Ension to do her job, and then worked under her.
When the war ended in 1945, she returned to her home town, also returned to her former place of employment for one year. Rosalie married Rob in February, 1947 and they took up residence in Cucamonga , CA. Rob and Rosalie went on to have four children, two boys and two girls. Eight years later they transferred to Lancaster, CA. where Rob worked for Northrop. In 1963 they again transferred with Northrop to Newbury Park, CA. residing in Camarillo, CA. She again returned to work outside the home in 1963 at Point Mugu, and retired 20 years later as an Executive Secretary. Heard about Oxnard starting a Lawn Bowling Club. Inquired about the opening date, and arrived in May 1987 to the most wonderful Club consisting of approximtely 18 people, and two teachers from Santa Barbara Lawn Bowling club. Needless to say I found another home. WONDERFUL!
After a brief but serious illness, Rosalie received the answer to her prayers for a happy death and entered eternal life on June 14, 2016. With her family gathered by her side, she was offered sad but grateful goodbyes.
Rosalie was a US Navy veteran and served through out WW II