ROSALYN R. DACEY

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ROSALYN R. DACEY  

Rosalyn Rich Dacey, 82, of Springfield, Missouri, a retired school teacher and homemaker, died peacefully at her home in Potomac, MD on November 14, 2013 from multisystem organ failure. She is survived by her son, MAJ (USA, Ret.) John Dacey and daughter, Martha (Dee) Dacey Emory, John's wife, Mrs. Yvonne Dacey of Fort Hunt, VA with grandchildren Rachel and Max, and Martha Dacey Emory's husband, Mr. Jeff Emory of Alexandria, VA and step-grandchildren Kristen Emory, Lauren Emory and Jennifer Flynn. Mrs. Dacey's surviving sibling is Dr. John Rich of Denver, CO. Mrs. Dacey and her husband, MG (USA, Ret.) Robert Dacey (d. January 2011) had lived in the Washington, DC area off and on for many years since 1961 due to military assignments, but settled in the area permanently in 1985. Mrs. Dacey was born in Springfield, MO on September 30, 1931, the daughter of John E. and Alma Rich. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Southwest Missouri State University in 1953. She taught high school Business in Tulsa, OK and in 1958 volunteered to teach overseas with the Department of Defense school system. She was assigned to Orleans, France, where she taught high school English and met then-Lieutenant Dacey. She returned to the United States in 1961 and she and Lieutenant Dacey married at Fort Belvoir, VA in 1962. She was a substitute school teacher at many locations over the years, and also served in a number of volunteer positions. She served for many years on the Avenel Homeowners Association board, many of them as the standards chairman, and was a member of the board of the Church Point (Oak Grove, VA) homeowners association. Funeral and burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery but arrangements have not been set at this time; please contact Demaine Funeral Home for all information (703-549-0074),
http://www.dignitymemorial.com/ demaine-funeral-home-alexandria/
en-us/index.page.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the MG Robert J. and Rosalyn R. Dacey Memorial Scholarship through the Development Office at Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663.


Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 24, 2013
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