Rose Marie Baldwin-Montgomery

MomRose Marie Baldwin-Montgomery was born November 28, 1944 in Daphne, Alabama. She was the first of four children born to the union of Yancey, Sr and Hazel Baldwin.

Rose accepted Christ at an early age. She was baptized at Shrine of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Daphne, Alabama where she attended elementary school through the fifth grade.

In 1956, Yancey and Hazel moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There Rose attended Saint Boniface Catholic School and North Division High School. Upon graduation she attended Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama.

In November 1969, Rose relocated to Seattle, Washington where she was employed with the Travelers Insurance Company through 1973. Upon the birth of her first child she terminated her employment with Travelers and later became a Seattle night club entrepreneur.

In 1984, She returned to private employment as an accountant with Hart Crowser, a Geological Surveying and Engineering Company. She remained with Hart Crowser until her retirement in 2012.

After a long battle with cancer, Rose departed this life on December 21, 2014, at her home in Seattle, Washington, surrounded by her love ones.

Rose was best known for her generous spirit, and a heart that was open to serve God, family, friends and community.

Rose was preceded in death by her companion Arthur Montgomery of Seattle, WA; her sister Gay Ann Dawson of Daphne, AL ; her nephew and niece, Leroy Baker, and Marie Harrington, both of Milwaukee , WI

Rose leaves to cherish her memory her companion of 25 years, Thomas Mitchell of Seattle, WA ; 2 devoted daughters, Nicole A. Montgomery of Seattle, WA and Anitra E. Montgomery of Jamaica Queens, NY ; her parents , Yancey Sr and Hazel Baldwin ; 2 siblings, Yancey Jr and Portia (Abe Sr) Harper all of Daphne, AL; a special friend and cousin, Valerie Harvey of South Holland, IL; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends.

There will be two Memorial Serivces

Seattle – Will be held on Monday 12/29 at 2:00 p.m. @ Tolliver Temple 1915 E. Fir St. Seattle, WA 98122

Alabama – Will be held on 1/10/15. Additional information to be announced.

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7 Responses to “Rose Marie Baldwin-Montgomery”

  • Peterson Fresnel says:

    Words can’t express the pain felt when one loses an amazing soul. At times we may feel that God may have made a mistake when he made his servant undertake such a task before calling her home to Him. Let not her loss be the moment when one draws further away from our Lord but closer. It is important that during this time that everyone stay in touch with each other no matter the obstacle. It will be a healthy way that everyone can share in her memory. Especially for those who mourn in silence. Take care of each other, love one another, pray together, carry each other, support the weaker of all. It is in the familial chain that Jesus Christ our Lord test our love for him. Keep it strong, no matter where the chain may be weak or missing. Remember fill in the gaps with love. I too feel as though we have lost another great one. I share in your pain for i know it all too well. What i got out of it was that the lord wanted unity and love again. So out of my short testimony remember Let love live and let the hurt go, and let him in again. I pray for everyone who this great loss has touched and May the Montgomery, Mitchell, Dawson,Baker,Harrington,Baldwin, Harvey families find some sort of solace in knowing that their angel is now amongst the heavens as one of our Lord and Saviours best.

  • Kimberly Dismukes & Family says:

    Aunt Rose you will be missed so much. You were such a beautiful person inside and out. Praying for your beautiful daughters and the rest of the family. We have another angel watching over us. I love you all.

  • RenĂ©e Benning says:

    Rose~ thank you for allowing me into your home and life. I have enjoyed knowing you & your daughters since high school. I have respected you as though you were my mom & I’m so happy you were there to watch & help me grow into the woman I am today. Thank you Nikki & Anitra for sharing your beautiful mother. Much love & respect.

  • Tamika says:

    Anitra and family, words cannot take any pain away but knowing you have the comfort of others helps. Memories also help to relieve some of the pain, smile and enjoy all of the good moments as a family. I wish I could be there to give you a hug and support you. Know that you have a hug waiting everyday you need one.
    Love You!

  • Wayne Taylor says:

    From my perspective, the most difficult thing in life is to lose your loved ones. It always brings me back to the question why? The reality is, life is not promised to anyone eternally. What we do with our time on earth determines what happens to us after death. From your mother’s obituary, she will be in good hands in eternity. My condolences to you and the rest of your family. My heart and prayers is with your mother.

  • Michelle Reaves says:

    My condolences to the family during this difficult time.

  • Marie B. and Ayanna McCullough says:

    Deepest condolences to you Anitra and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Take care.

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