Rose Mary Moe
December 8, 1955 - January 3, 2023
On January 3rd, 2023, Rose (Rosemary) Moe passed away. Her devoted husband, Myron, never left her side to ensure she climbed those final steps into heaven with comfort and love. She was in her 67th year.
Born December 8th, 1955, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, to Emil Lastavica and Claire Cole. She had fond memories growing up, often recalling the sweet smells of her mother’s baking or the humorous shenanigans she would perform to the amusement (or annoyance) of her father, mother and siblings; Mike, Ruth and Carol.
At the age of 16, she moved away from home and lived in various places across the country. Puerto Rico was her favorite. She had jobs in many different fields but enjoyed being an optician the most. After moving back to Minnesota, she enrolled in the optical program at Anoka Technical College. It was there that she met her soulmate, Myron.
Rosemary always said the hardest but most rewarding job was becoming a mother. Being the best parent she could be was her life’s work, and she cherished every moment spent raising her beloved children, Andréa, Michael and stepson Ivan.
Her favorite way to relax was watching movies. She was the ultimate movie buff, a title she took with her through the Pearly Gates that no other will compare to. Another favorite hobby was crafting. She created gorgeous jewelry and dream catchers as beautiful as her bohemian soul. Being creative brought her much joy, and she loved spreading that joy by gifting her handmade crafts.
Rosemary was truly a remarkable woman. Adversity reared its ugly head at her time and time again, but she always stayed true to herself and triumphed. She often spoke of the guardian angel that aided her during those difficult moments, and now that their final battle is done, they can both rest in peace.
Rosemary’s passing left an unfulfillable gap in the hearts of her loved ones. She is survived by her husband, Myron; daughter, Andréa; son Michael; stepson Ivan; and granddaughters, Winifred and Lily. All who love her dearly will never forget her kindness, wisdom, masterful sarcasm and, above all, the undying love she gave them every day.
A memorial service will be announced in the spring.