Rosemary Sancton
1934 - 2020
Rosemary Sancton

Jan. 18, 1934 - Nov. 12, 2020

Rosemary Cowser Sancton, 86, of Waco, Texas, died on November 12, 2020, after a lengthy battle with COPD and lung cancer. Visitation will be held 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, November 14, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home. A private burial will be held in Center, Texas, on a later date.

Rosemary was born on January 18, 1934, in Dallas, Texas, and was adopted by Frances and Guy Cowser of Center. She attended Center High School where she was the band drum major and participated in rodeo and barrel racing. She later attended UT at Austin, then was a flight stewardess for Braniff Airlines. In 1954, she married Ray Sancton and was a devoted Air Force wife and loving mother. She and Ray moved to Waco in 1983. Since then she actively served in their church, First Methodist Waco.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Frances Cowser.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Ray Sancton of Waco; daughter, Terri Klco and husband, Vince, of Frederick, Maryland; son, John Sancton and wife, Mary, of Center; daughter, Melissa Sherrod and husband, Shannon, of Chireno, Texas; granddaughter, Christina Davis and husband, Paul, of Smithsburg, Maryland; granddaughter, Natalie Jones and husband, Brad, of Center; granddaughter, Nicole Clark and husband, Chant, of Center; granddaughter, Christina Sherrod of Lufkin, Texas; and numerous great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Methodist Children's Home, The Salvation Army, or First Methodist Waco.

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Published by Waco Tribune-Herald from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2020.
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home
6101 Bosque Blvd., Waco, TX 76710
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Oh, Rosemary, you are missed. Sincere condolences to Ray and all the children. God be with you 'til we meet again.
Cheryl Williams
November 13, 2020
So many beautiful memories will forever stay in my heart. I have the best grandma! She loved her family with all her heart & has been a blessing to so many! We love you Grandma!
Christina Davis
November 13, 2020
I grew up across the street from The Cowsers and always looked up to Rosemary ( Rosie). She was four years older than I and always a role model for me. She was beautiful, gracious and kind. Indeed, you were blessed that she was your mother! My memories of Rosie are of a class act!
Sally Menefee Stiernberg
November 13, 2020