Rose Mary Metcalf was born on Oct. 28, 1939, in Hugo, Colorado, to Leo and Helen Bosse. She graduated from Hugo High School in 1957 and moved to Denver. She married Joseph Aaron Metcalf on Feb. 6, 1960, and they moved to Hawaii for three years. When they returned to Denver, she worked as an accountant.
Rosie volunteered endless hours at Notre Dame Elementary School. She helped in the library, art classes, and with remedial reading classes. She shared her love of learning and reading with many. Rosie enjoyed travelling, camping, sports, puzzles, card games, yard sales, bowling with her friends, and playing with children. She was a mom who let kids use every chair and blanket in the house to build a fort, then climbed through it with them. She loved being a grandma! She played sports, started snowball fights, and played dress-up with each grandchild. She would climb in bed with the kids at night to read to them.
At age 74, Rosie sustained a fall which caused a broken neck and spinal cord injury. Through enormous determination, lots of prayer, and nine months of hard work, she learned to walk again. Through it all, she never complained or asked, “Why me?”
Rose is survived by her daughter Katie (Jon) Harper, son Andy (Melody) Metcalf, and six grandchildren: Quinton, Aronne, Ciara, Bailey, Lilliana, and Evin. She is also survived by her sister, Annie Konruff; sisters-in-law Della Perlenfein, and Carrie Mae Metcalf; brothers-in-law Paul Metcalf and Sherman (Martha Ann) Metcalf; along with numerous nieces and nephews, and special cousins, friends, and partners-in-crime, Stan and Carrie Campbell.
Visitation will take place at Newcomer Funeral Home, 901 S. Sheridan Blvd, Lakewood, CO, on February 13, 2019 at 11 am, followed by the funeral service at noon. Interment will follow at 2 pm at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Epilepsy Foundation.