Rosemary Mariner

Apr 2, 1953 – Jan 24, 2019 (Age 65)


Capt. Rosemary Mariner, U.S. Navy, retired, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in the fifth year of her battle with ovarian cancer, with her husband and wingman of 40 years by her side.  She was 65.  Born in Harlingen, Texas, raised in San Diego, she graduated from Purdue University with a degree in...

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From a grateful Nation our Condolences and heartfelt Thanks to a Hero and Mentor to generations.

Heart felt condolences to family and friends. At Purdue, we knew Rosemary as Rosie Merims. It was a short walk from the Harrison Hall dorm to the Purdue airport. Rosemary would invite friends to fly with her whenever she was logging flight hours. Her personality was engaging, but she was not one to seek the spotlight. She simply pursued her love of flying and did not see any reason for road blocks. Youngest female to get a pilot license in California and first female to graduate from...

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Deep condolences from the extended Reyner-Perry-Gardner family. She was an amazing woman and inspiration to all of us.

My deepest condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort prove to be your strength during this difficult time.
Psalm 18:2

May the wonderful memories the family and friends share bring comfort during this time of loss. Proverbs 17:17


Un pilote ne meurt jamais, il s'envole juste et ne revient pas. A. de Saint-Exupéry

Sorry for loss And may she rest in peace

thank you for being my north star as I followed your strong example for all Naval officers. please be our guardian angel as we continue the work you did above and beyond the call of duty. I am eternally grateful to have legends like you to keep me fighting for the best possible treatment of all who choose a military vocation.