Oh dear, dear Rosie! What a delightful gal. I worked with Rosie, years ago in the OR at Des Moines Methodist Medical Center. We had such fun. And we remained friends, seeing each other off and on, for some time after that. But somehow, we lost track of each other, maybe 20 years ago. Its ironic that she has been on my mind so much, recently. I assumed that she had returned to Washington, to be near family. I have spoken to 3 other old friends, this morning, sharing the sad news of her passing. Each responded with such deep sorrow and had lovely things to say about her wonderful spirit, warmth, humor and love. Rosie was a peach of a girl. She left the world a better place, for having had her sunshine during her time here.She will be missed and fondly remembered.Sincere condolences to her family.