Roseltha Louisa (Wally) Waldron Cosgrove, 87, of Huddleston, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born Sunday, September 27, 1925, in Cortland, N.Y., a daughter of the late James M. Waldron Jr. and Lina Emily Robinson Waldron. She was also preceded in death by husband, Donald Richard Cosgrove. She was a registered nurse and owner and manager of Eagle's Roost Campground for 26 years. She was an avid and beautiful knitter and crochetter. She was always involved in the community and helped the Smith Mountain Lake area grow. She loved her family and many friends and was always ready to lend a helping hand. Surviving are her sons, Donald J. Cosgrove and wife, Diane, of Richmond, Steven A. Cosgrove, William R. Cosgrove, both of Huddleston; a daughter, Christine L. Eisenmann and husband, Richard; and her grandchildren, Alex J. Eisenmann and Kara M. Eisenmann, all of Lewisville, Texas; two sisters, Helen Gleason, Margaret Wagner.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to make memorials in memory of Wally, please consider the Huddleston Lifesaving Crew, P.O. Box 77, Huddleston, VA 24104; the Moneta Lifesaving Crew, P.O. Box 497, Moneta, VA 24121; or the charity of your choice
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Updike Funeral Chapel, Huddleston with the Rev. Dr. Carl H. Douglass Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huddleston.
Published by Roanoke Times on Nov. 20, 2012.