Rosanna Marie O'Neill|
Rosanna Marie O'Neill passed away suddenly at home on June 13, 2014 at the age of 55. Rosanna was born January 21, 1959 in Heidelberg, Germany, while her parents were stationed at Karlsruhe. She was raised in the Lakewood/Steilacoom area and graduated from Lakes High School in 1977.
Rosanna graduated from Western Washington University in 1981 with a Bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She then went onto graduate from the University of Washington with a Master's degree in the same field. Following graduation she worked as a speech pathologist for a year in Burns Lake, British Columbia, then returned to Washington to work as a speech pathologist at Mary Bridge Children's Center in Tacoma and Federal Way.
She received her Master's degree in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University and proceeded to make a career change, becoming a pharmaceutical sales rep for Parke Davis. After several years, Rosanna changed careers again, this time becoming a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, then Dean Witter, and Morgan Stanley in Tacoma. Rosanna was employed by Morgan Stanley at their Olympia office at the time of her death.
Rosanna was preceded in death by her father, Clement. She is survived by her significant other, Colin Windows; her mother, Christine and stepfather Harvey Conrad of Tacoma; brothers, Michael (Debbie) of Riverside, CA, and Steven of Seattle; sister, Mary of Lake Stevens; step-sister, Susan (Grant) Zenkner of Puyallup; step-brother, Bill Conrad of Tacoma; niece, Erin; step-nephews, Zeb and Albert; step-nieces, Anna, Lindsay, Alysse, and Jill; as well as several step-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at St. Joseph - St. John Episcopal Church, 11111 Military Road SW, WA 98498. Rosanna will be laid to rest at New Tacoma Cemetery in University Place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Washington, Mary Bridge, or the Boys and Girls Clubs. Visit guestbook at
Published in The Seattle Times from June 17 to June 18, 2014