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Rosemary (Gerlach) Brown '60
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Dear Classes of 1958, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1969, and 1973:

This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Rosemary (Gerlach) Brown ('60) on March 26, 2018.

Rosemary was a member of the Class of 1960 and the sister of Patricia (Gerlach) Witte ('64), Gerry Gerlach ('69), Vaughan Gerlach ('73) and the late Al Gerlach ('58) and George Gerlach ('68).



On March 26, 2018 we lost our mother, grand- mother, sister and friend Rosemary Gerlach Brown. She died peacefully at AV Hospital, Lancaster, CA surrounded by her family.

Rosemary was born Feb- ruary 15, 1943 in Fargo, ND to Mary and George Gerlach. She graduated from Shanley High School and St Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Phoenix, AZ. She began her nursing career in Fargo at St John’s Hospital where her mother also practiced.

Rosemary moved to Lancaster, CA in 1966 where she met and married Oliver Lin Williams (deceased 2015) and together they had one son Jeremy, born in 1972. She worked for Drs. Clemmer, Houston and others.

In 1977 she married Burt Peterson (deceased 1990) and embarked on a new career in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. She earned a B.S. in Health Sciences and her M.A. in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. She was Board Certified in 1986. Rosemary had found her niche and developed a thriving practice, leaving a legacy of people whose lives and hearts she touched.

In 2012 after being widowed for 12 years love again found her in the person of Robert Brown. Bob passed away on March 26, 2014. Rosemary missed Bob greatly and joined him exactly four years later to the day.

Rosemary is survived by her son Jeremy Williams (Bernadette), her granddaughters Mannah Williams and Chloe Shoulders. Her sister Patricia (Frank) Witte, broth- ers Gerry (Joyce) Gerlach and Vaughan (Wendy) Ger- lach, her sisters-in-law Sharon Gerlach and Carol Ger- lach, and numerous extended family. Rosemary was pre- deceased by her brothers Al Gerlach and George Ger- lach.

Services will be held Friday, April 6, 2018 at Our Savi- ours Lutheran Church, Lancaster, CA.




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