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Mary Rosine Drees

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Mary  Rosine Drees Obituary
Rosine passed away September 27, 2010 at the age of 82 in Riverside. She was born May 5, 1928 in Pueblo, CO, and had been a longtime resident of Lawndale, CA. She was the organist, treasurer and moderator at First Congregational Church of Lawndale for over 30 years and also served at Hyde Park Congregational Church in Los Angeles. She held many positions at both Cub Scout Pack 290 and Boy Scout Troop 290 of Lawndale for over 40 years. She received the distinctive Silver Fawn Award, the highest council level service award of the Boy Scouts of America. She was a longtime leader in Lawndale Council PTA, serving as president as well as holding other offices. She was elected to the Lawndale School Board and served two terms. In 1974, she was voted Lawndale Woman of the Year. She also enjoyed volunteer service with the Lawndale Angel Tree Program, PTA Christmas basket program and Meals on Wheels. She loved music and sang in several choirs. Mrs. Drees was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank (Pat/Pappy) Drees. She is survived by her children: David (Donna) Drees, Michael (Beatrice) Drees, Douglas (Jeanette) Drees, Ronald (Roxanne) Drees; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday, October 3, 2010 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Inland Mortuary in Riverside, CA. A memorial service will be Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in the Crystal Annex Room at Air Force Village West, Riverside, CA. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Boy Scouts of America Los Angeles Area Council. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Oct. 1, 2010
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