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Rosemary Anderson Joseph Kauffman

Born: 11/17/1933 Died: 03/03/2009 Maiden Name: Anderson Honorific: n/a

Rosemary Anderson Joseph Kauffman passed away March 3, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born November 17, 1933, in Pittsburg to original enrollee Osborne B. Anderson and Iva Peal Weathers Anderson. She was a very lovely person and enjoyed life to its fullest. She shared with family and friends an incredible adventure. She will always be remembered and missed dearly. She was the youngest member of a family of eight children. She worked 25 years with Hughes Aircraft as Production Layout Coordinator in Fullerton and Los Angeles, California. After retireing she and husband Bernard Kauffman moved to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, a place they both loved. They both were members of the Elks Lodge and traveled across the United States and Canada. After her husband’s death in 1998, she moved to Las Vegas. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Osborne Lee, Otis Roy, Ben Bernie Anderson and husband, Bernard Kauffman. She is survived by sisters, Ruby May Layne of South Carolina, Rosetta Jean Staley of Morena Valley, California, Ruth Joan Crain of Henderson, Nevada, and Rowena Patsy Meder, Westminister, California; husband, Robert Joseph; son, James Joseph of San Antonio, Texas; daughters, Vickie Miller of Solvang, California, Robin Gwin of Hemet, California, Shelley Pittman of Little River, California; stepson, Adam Kauffman of Japan; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.