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Rosemary Pope
  • Brian's House
    664 W. Nebobish Rd.
    Essexville, MI 48732

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“Aunt Rosie it seems like yesterday that mom, dad and I were sitting on the beach in St. Thomas with you and Uncle Scott. It was 10 days of laughter,...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Marty Hoewe (Roper) - Holland, MI

International Bonsai Show - May 2005 - Washington D.C. “Rosie - You were an absolute joy to be with. I'll miss you and all the time we shared talking with each other and friends about bonsai and whatever...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Al Fassezke - Bay City, MI

“My 5 sisters and I will truly miss Aunt Rosie. She was my mother, Sylvia Neering's, best friend and we spent every Christmas Eve together when I was...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Ellen Neering Chase - Troy, MI

“A wonderful lady! She will be missed. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Joswph Goddeyne - Bay City, MI

“Dear Mrs. Pope,We have only known you for a short while. Thank you for making us feel so welcome to the neighborhood. I know you were always looking...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Lindsey, Braden and Nolan

“Dearest Rosemary, you brought such joy and light to my life the short time I have had the pleasure of being your friend. Shine on beautiful lady, you...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Sherry Clements - Bay City, MI

“This larger than life lady was our Aunt Rosie and we will miss her so. Cheers to a great life! ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Martha and Mike (Miller) O'Flaherty - CO

“My dear Rosie;What an honor it was to meet you and be with you. You are a beautiful woman. Katherine Hepburn had nothing on you.We will see each...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Tammy King - Saginaw, MI - Friend

“My dear next door neighbor, you were the best. I will miss our conversations and having a beer and a manhattan with you. Thank you for always...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Ed Clements - Bay City, MI

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Rosemary Navarre Pope, age 96 years, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Brian's House in Essexville, Michigan. She was born to the late Leo J. and Mary (Kavanagh) Navarre on November 12, 1921 in Essexville, Michigan. Rosemary graduated from Central High School class of 1940 as Vice President of the Student Union. In 1951 she married Scott H. Pope who preceded her in death on April 8, 2001. Also deceased are her brothers, Jack, Bob and Joe Navarre and a sister, Katharine Bergevin. Surviving family include her sisters, Margaret Miller and Maureen Poirier; sister-in-law, Betty Navarre. Also surviving is Yoko Kojima of Mill Creek, Washington whom she considered her daughter and many loving nieces and nephews. From early childhood she loved gardening and later maintained a Japanese garden at her home. In 1977 she traveled to Japan with the American Bonsai Society and later served two terms on its board of directors. She chaired two national bonsai symposiums at Michigan State University. Rosemary also traveled to China where the art of bonsai began centuries ago. There will be no visitation or service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Bay Area Community Foundation (1000 Adams St. Bay City, MI 48708) or Brian's House (664 W. Nebobish Rd. Essexville, MI 48732). There will be a celebration of Rosemary's life at a later date.
"Keep a green tree in your heart and a singing bird will come." (A Chinese Proverb)