Rosalee T. Hume, 98, died Dec. 17, 2010, at the Health Center of Merritt Island. She was born in Roseland and lived in Micco since 1941, coming from Sebastian, where she lived since 1917. Before retirement, she was a homemaker, substitute teacher and employee of Harris Corp. for 22 years, where she became a quality control inspector. She was a member of the Sebastian River Art Club, Vero Beach Art Club, Brevard Art Center and Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., and Sebastian United Methodist Church for more than 80 years. The Sebastian River Art Club created a scholarship in 2008 in her honor that is awarded each year to a student pursuing a career in the arts. She graduated from Vero Beach High School and attended Florida State College for Women (FSU), University of Florida and Ringling School of Art during summer sessions. She created more than 100 bronze sculptures with some displayed at Riverview Park in Sebastian, on the White House Christmas tree, at the North Indian River County Library and in The Upper Room Daily Devotional. She also created many oil and acrylic paintings. Survivors include her daughters, Ellen Schmidt of Merritt Island and Rosemary Hume of Gainesville; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James A. Hume; and brothers, Paul Taylor, Joel Taylor, and Ervin Taylor. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sebastian River Art Club, Rosalee Taylor Hume Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 780534, Sebastian, FL 32958. Services: A celebration of life will be 11 a.m. Jan. 15 at the Sebastian United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home in Sebastian. A guestbook is available at strunkfuneralhome.com.
Published in the TC Palm on Dec. 22, 2010