Rose Marie Strait (1930 - 2013)

8 entries
  • "Rose Marie and I went through school together -..."
    - Lucille Hazell
  • "Did not take long to realize how special Rose was to..."
    - Jesse & Barbara Walton
  • "My deepest sympathy to the Strait family."
    - Michael Quackenbush
  • "Kathy and Dan, We know you will miss your Mother very much...."
    - Kerry & Dawn d'Hemecourt
  • "Rose will be missed by all her P.E.O. Sisters in chapter Z..."
    - Sue Briggs
The Guest Book is expired.

Rose Marie Wesson Strait, 83, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at the Hospice Home of Wake County. She was born in Saginaw, Mich. on Feb. 17, 1930 to the late William Aaron and Hazel Bolster Wesson. She married W.E. "Jack" Strait on July 7, 1951, who predeceased her in death on Jan 24, 1998.

Rose was an active volunteer all of her life in Camp Fire Girls, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, crippled children, the , Hospital Auxiliary, a Sunday school teacher, Special Olympics, and many other service groups. She was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood (Chapter Z) and served on the NC State Executive Board for 7 years and as its president from 1988-1989. She was a member of Benson Memorial United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Daniel Guy Strait, and daughter, Kathryn Ann Strait, close family friend, Denis Holliday, and grandson, Luke Johnson, all of Raleigh; sister, Mary Miller of Saginaw, Mich.; brother, Guy Wesson of Frankenmuth, Mich; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Graham of Supply; brother-in-law, Richard Busch of Bay City, Mich, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by another brother, Robert Wesson of Saginaw, Mich.
A memorial service will be held at Benson Memorial United Methodist Church, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at 1 p.m. Visitation will be following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to: The P.E.O. Foundation, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312; Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607; Benson Memorial United Methodist Church, 4706 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612; or a .
Condolences may be sent to
Published in Gaston Gazette on Oct. 13, 2013
Rose Marie Strait
Click name above for additional details at:
Arrangements under the direction of:
Brown-Wynne Funeral Home
1701 East Millbrook Road | Raleigh, NC 27609 | (919) 876-6900
Send Flowers
Funeral Home Details
Please consider a donation, as requested by the family.