Saturday, December 15, 2012

IN MEMORY OF DON

My darling husband Donald Dale Rossman died October 28, 2012 at Norris Manor in Grants Pass, Oregon from complications of Alzheimer's.He was 75 years old.  Don worked for the City of Los Angeles, City Attorney's office for some 25 years. He served in the Army after attending college. He was an avid hobbyist and enjoyed driving his 1941 Ford. I miss him more than I can say, as does his dog Abby. She still waits for him by the door. We were married almost 45 years. This photo of us was taken a month before he passed.  The other photos are just memories.





Don's Alzheimer's was with us for about 7 years. The last year was the hardest for me. Making the decision to move him to a memory care center was something I didn't want to do. Alas, it had to be. I couldn't take care of him anymore. He was only gone from home about 2 months before he died.  I want to thank my friends at An Affair With Art for their support and donation to Hospice in Don's Memory. Additionally, I was so blessed to have the support of my dear friends & neighbors in Oregon,  Debbie from CA., my family, Eris & Leslie from CA, Bob & Susan from CA, and Betty from Alaska. 
Don Rossman  May 14,1937  -  October 28, 2012

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love you Aunt Barbara and miss you tons down here in CA. Your in our prayers- Love Zach and Caitlynn Bell

Hartstone said...

I know Don is missed by all he came in contact with. He was a good man.

Barbara we love you and send our prayers. You remain in our hearts and minds.

Bob Sasser

Linda Sasser said...

Don will be remembered as a fun, energetic guy - always willing to help ... we had some wonderful adventures, parties and a great vacation together.

God Bless you BR for all the loving, tender care you gave Don.

Our prayers are with you
Bob & Linda Sasser

Linda Sasser said...

Don will be remembered as a fun, energetic guy - always willing to help ... we had some wonderful adventures, parties and a great vacation together.

God Bless you BR for all the loving, tender care you gave Don.

Our prayers are with you
Bob & Linda Sasser

Linda Sasser said...

Don will be remembered as a fun, energetic guy - always willing to help ... we had some wonderful adventures, parties and a great vacation together.

God Bless you BR for all the loving, tender care you gave Don.

Our prayers are with you
Bob & Linda Sasser

Joanne Huffman said...

Barbara, I am very sorry for your loss. I hope your memories of the happy parts of life with your husband bring you comfort.

Jean Bennett said...

What a wonderful tribute to your wonderful husband. I was never privileged to meet him in person - yet I felt I knew him through you.

Your strength and grace through the most difficult of times is to be admired.

Linda Manning Findley said...

a wonderful tribute to Don ... remember all the happy memories ...

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful tribute to a wonderful guy. I will always treasure the good times we had, and there were lots.

Elaine Akers said...

Barbara..Beautiful tribute to your wonderful husband. Great memories you have. Thanks for posting the photos on your blog.
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers my AAWA friend. Hugs, Elaine