Rose McDonald
1943 – 2010
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Rose McDonald passed away July 29, 2010, after a long battle with cancer.

Rose is survived by her husband, Mac; sons, Robert and Richard; and daughter, Rochelle; along with eight grandchildren, Ryan, John-Michael, Justin, Jessica, Erik, Trenton, Madison and Myles.

Rose was born in Williamson, W.Va., on June 14, 1943. She traveled many places over much of the world before coming to Fort Walton Beach in 1980 where many locals will remember her as the friendly and likable front counter clerk at Bangkok Cleaners and Quality Cleaners for many years. She was an asset to the lives of everyone who knew her and she will truly be missed.

A memorial service will be held at the Family of Faith Community Church located at 428 Racetrack Road NE, Fort Walton Beach, on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 3 p.m.

There will be a celebration of life party at the Elk's Lodge located at 1335 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Okaloosa Island, at 4:30 p.m.; everyone is invited to attend. Memories and condolences can also be left at .

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Published in Northwest Florida Daily News on Aug. 2, 2010.
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August 15, 2010
Going to miss a wonderful person besides being my loving sister.
Walt Thurston
August 9, 2010
I am so sorry to learn of your mons death and here pain, now she is not in pain anymore and she is at peace.She will always be with you's as she always has. rose has always been good to everyone that ever met her and her goodness will be there forever. she's in Heaven with all of our families, and very proud of all of you's .
David and Josh Mance
August 9, 2010
I am so sorry to here about your mom now her battle is over and she is in no more pain, but she will always be with all of you as she always was, and proud ,she is sitting up there with grandma and grandpap O'Mara watching all of us . our thoughts and prayers are with you's we love you all Aunt Roseann,Uncle Jim,David and the familys
Hartzell Family
August 8, 2010
Dear Robert & Family
Our thoughts & prayers are with you & the people she loved so much! May God's blessings of peace,love&joy surround you and yours at this sad time! You honor her with your memories of special times shared with her here on earth! May the light of her love shine on you all from the kingdom of God. Amen
Love Gregory & Verlene McMillen
August 4, 2010
Rose was one of the kindest people I ever met, and I have been truly saddened at her passing. She was beautiful angel, with a smile to light up any room, and I will miss her very much. My prayers are with you all
Michelle S
August 3, 2010
just writing to let you she was very sweet lady and a good step mom she will greatly be miss very much . i was bless to have her in my life MAY YOU RIP ROSE ANN MCDONALD
jonpaul MCDONALD
August 3, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I will pray that God gives you strength during this difficult time.

Deborah McCaghren, Ryan O'Mara, Jon-Michael and Justin

The Lord is my rock,
and my fortress, and my deliverer;
my God, my strength, in whom I take refuge;
my shield, and the horn of my salvation,
and my high tower.
Psalm 18:2
August 3, 2010
Today we celebrate. Your life. Your Kindness, Your Love. The world is a bit darker without you.
I love you Mom.
Rick O'Mara
August 3, 2010
To a wonderful and loving woman. Rest in peace.
Jon-Michael O'Mara
August 3, 2010
Our thoughts and preyers are with you ,Your Mother was a beautiful and loveable lady and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
John &Phyllis O'Mara
August 3, 2010
Grandma, you were always the most beautiful woman, so kind and caring, and always wanting to please those you loved. We will miss you greatly, please rest in peace. To our family, we will try and be strong and celebrate her life. She would not have wanted us to be sad. To Grandma- You are an amazing man. Thank you for loving her as you did and always treating her with care.
Jessica Bournias
August 3, 2010
My heart goes out to Rick and his family during this difficult time. I had not seen Rose in many years, but the unconditional kindness and compassion she shared w/ me during my teens years will never be forgotten. God Bless
Ashyea Alford
August 2, 2010
You will be missed tremendously. To a very beautiful lady. May you rest in peace Rosie.
Betty Jo Holloway
August 2, 2010
I am sorry for our loss, Rose, always a wonderful person. My prayers are with all of you at this trying time. God will show you the way, the memories will always survive within all of you.
R O'Mara Sr
August 2, 2010
Robert, I am so sorry for your families' loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I never met your mother but the kindness and friendship you've always shown me had to come from a good place and that being from a kind and wonderful mother! Stay strong and know she is at peace and in a better place. Lots of love and strength being sent your way.
Christina Raimondo
August 2, 2010
May GOD Bless and Comfort you. Thank you for the hospitality you showed me when I visited Florida to see my daughter Susie and Son-in law Robert.
Our deepest sympathy to Mac and the O'Mara Children
Pat Shetler and Marc Caudill
Pat Shetler
August 2, 2010
I am so blessed to have known Rose and the years of being her daughter-in-law. I will be forever grateful in how she welcomed me into the family and the love she has shown me over the years....
May you always find eternal love and Peace in our Lord Jesus Christ
Susanne O'Mara
Susanne O'Mara
August 2, 2010
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Michael & Jennifer Benedict
August 2, 2010
So sorry to hear about Rose. I came to know her doing business with the dry cleaners. She and I would talk about her cancer and treatment and she always had a positive view.
Joan Johnson
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