Long time Ely resident, Rosemary Alice Stephenson, 84, passed away on July 28, 2018 in Elko, Nevada.

Rosemary was born on July 27, 1934 in Sottsbluff, Nebraska, to Carl and Alice Weitzel. She graduated from high  school in Lingle, Wyoming and earned her bachelors in educatiom at Colorado A and M, now known as Colorado State University. She later earned her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband, Capt. John M. Stephenson, Jr., USNR. She was an avid lover of the arts, enjoying Shakespeare theater, playing the piano, painting scenes of the Great Basin and sewing quilts for her family.

Rosemary taught school in Nevada for 37 years beginning at Reno High School in 1967 and finishing her career with 20 years in the White Pine School District in Ely, Nevada.

Rosemary is survived by two children, John Randall (Randy) Stephenson and Janell Anderson, three grandchildren, Drew Stephenson and Jacob and Tyrel Ahlvers and four great-grandchildren, Mason, Madi, McCoy and Chessa Ahlvers.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

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