Mary Rose Baldwin

Mary Rose Baldwin

BALDWIN, Mary Rose, nee Waterman, passed away at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at the age of 87 years.

Mary Rose was born on October 20, 1923 in Osewgo, New York. She was a graduate of the State University of New York and taught for 35 years in the U.S. and Canada, retiring in 1988 in BC. She moved to Vernon in 1989 where she volunteered at the Community Policing Office and the Crisis Line, as well working in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mary Rose had lived in Golden for a short time in 2002, and volunteered at the Lady Grey Elementary School and with the Boy Scout Committee and Cancer Society.

Mary Rose was predeceased by husbands, Robert Max Laskowsky and Jackie Lee Baldwin; son, Joseph Leroy Baldwin; daughters, Barbara Jo Laskowsky and Jaci Cloninger. She leaves to celebrate her life daughters, Bobbie Jo Hickel, Jacki Pitts, Teresa Vargas; sons, Lynn Baldwin, Jackie Lee Jr. Baldwin; nine grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; brother, Joseph Waterman; sister, Rita Palenscar numerous nieces and nephews; very special friends, Tibor, Barb and Avril.

Funeral service will be held from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Vernon, BC on Monday, January 10th at 3:30 pm. Interment will follow on January 11th in Mount Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm, BC.

If so desired, contributions in memory of Mary Rose may be made to the Jean Minguy Memorial RCMP Youth Academy.

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Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.

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