Rosemary Elizabeth Willardson Coates
August 28, 1993 ~ July 12, 2021
Rosemary, our beautiful angel was born on August 28, 1993 and passed on July 12, 2021.
When Rosemary entered this world, she carried the essence of light, love and joy with her, she made the world a brighter place for all of those who crossed her path. It was often remarked how much she looked like the Gerber Baby. She often sported Baby Gap hats and matching outfits which tickled and delighted many! Rosemary would read her mother stories from one of their favorite books “Frog and Toad” when she was a teen. In her younger years her mom Tracey and her would dress up, dance and sing karaoke disco songs. Ephraim and Rose enjoyed many special Daddy / Daughter dates throughout the years. Rosemary’s parents Tracey and Ephraim just adored and loved her with everything they had. She was the center of her parents' universe, and over the years it was clear that they would go to the ends of the earth and beyond for her.
Rosemary married the love of her life, Adam Coates, on September 21, 2018. Her and Adam had a dream wedding, full of beauty, love, family and connection. Adam and Rosemary shared a deep loving bond. Their immense love and connection inspired us all, and they were proof that great loves do exist. Although their time together was short in years, their love story was one for the ages. Adam adored Rosemary, he thought she was the kindest and most beautiful woman he had ever met. He knew life would and could never be the same without her, and he was all in and gave her everything he had. They lived each day in their marriage with love, passion, and purpose. Rosemary would leave notes around the house, telling Adam she loved him to the Moon and Back! Shortly after they were married, they bought a house and made it a beautiful home together. They quickly added to their family by adopting fur babies, Bentley and Logan from the shelter along with several reptiles. Their hearts were full and open to love and they always let everybody in.
Throughout Rosemary’s whole life, she has brought people together. She had a way of making everybody feel welcome, included, and deeply cared for. She saw the world through the most beautiful ROSE colored glasses, she was always laughing, her presence made regular everyday activities feel like a fun adventure. You couldn’t help but smile, laugh and feel loved when being in her presence. When she took over a space, she made it beautiful, cute and adorable, you just wanted to spend time in her room or home, as it just felt wonderful. Rosemary was lovingly given many adorable nicknames including: Rose, Miss Honey, Misses, Rose Honey, Romary, Rosebud, Bud Weiser, and The Bud.
Rosemary had many talents. She loved baking, cooking, crocheting, decorating, and was well known for having a big heart for all living creatures big and small. She had a special fondness for bees and elephants and loved the Disney character Stitch. She loved old movies, especially “The Great Escape”. Her favorite actor was Steve McQueen and she even named one of her freckles after him. Rose loved old cars, and she loved supporting her husband in his passion of working on and fixing them. Her passion was also music of all genres, including the 80’s, which many were surprised when she could recite band names thereby making a connection to others much older than herself. She also had always wanted a trampoline, so Adam picked one up for her and she jumped on it nearly every day. Her best friend Libby and her enjoyed a special connection and they were like sisters. Adam and Rose had a spare room set up for Libby, she would come over almost every weekend and spend time with Rose.
Rosemary was fearless. She never saw obstacles and approached everything with hope and fortitude. Rosemary had the most solid character, work ethic, and she could always be trusted and counted on by everybody. She didn’t like letting anybody down and gave 100% to all things she committed to. She had such a pure and honest soul, her intentions were always positive, and you would be hard pressed to find a picture of her not smiling or laughing, She had the cutest giggle and was always laughing. Everyone knew when Rosebud entered the room or a party because of that cute giggle. She was a giving person both physically and mentally, and she was always offering to help others in their time of need. She had endless empathy for others and always offered a kind ear and acts of service to those in need.
To Rosemary, family and friends were everything. She had a fierce loyalty to those in her life and she loved them with everything in her. She was always open to making and receiving new friends everywhere she went. Any company she worked for was so lucky to have Rosemary as their employee. She hated calling in sick, always offered to take extra shifts, was on time, gave 100%, and did it while giving the most amazing customer service a company could hope for. When she was younger she worked as a breakfast attendant at a local hotel and the hotel guests and coworkers just loved her. She received many awards for service while working there. The last three years she worked at Winco and was always so proud of the work she did. Rose loved her coworkers like they were family and she really enjoyed interacting with customers like they were old friends.
Rosemary had an endearing connection with her in-law’s Shirlene and Wes. Shirlene always wanted a daughter and they developed a special bond. Shirlene loved shopping for presents for Rose and she even decorated a special bathroom in their home for Rosemary to use when she came over. Shirlene and Wes always felt Rosemary was so good for Adam, and she had the most positive influence on him and his life.
Rosemary also had a close connection with her Great-Grandpa Bob, and they spent a lot of time together. She shared her goals of buying her own home with him, so Grandpa started making it his mission to help her with that goal by saving any extra income he had at the end of the month and giving it to her. Grandpa even paid for a new kitchen in their recently purchased home.
Grandma Peggy and Grandpa Easton also had a special love and bond with Rosemary. They played a very key role throughout Rosemary’s entire life, and kindly and generously gave so much of themselves as they loved her with everything they had. They hosted countless family parties over her lifetime and ensured we all stayed very closely connected as a family.
This world and our lives are truly better, kinder, and more loving because Rosemary was here.
Rosemary is survived by her husband, Adam Coates; parents, Ephraim Willardson and Tracey Stevens; mother and father-in-law, Shirlene and Wesley; grandparents, Peggy, Easton, and Shirly; sister, Jessica; aunts and uncles, Angela, Karl, Robert, Christian, Jenny, Darlin, Mike, Bernadette and Merrill; cousins, Sophia, Kai, Shalessa, Madeline, Max, Kaitlin, Lauren, Matthew, Morgan, Carter, Abbigail, Merrick, Carson, Shauna, and Cassandra; nieces and nephew, Naomi, Melody and Dude; best friends, Libby and Jessica; and two devoted dogs, Bently and Logan.
She is preceded in death by her aunts, Kristi and Agnus; grandparents, Birdeen and Harvey; and great-grandparents, Bob and Elda.
The family has set-up a GoFundMe account to help Adam with funeral and living expenses - https://gofund.me/c00138b1 Love, hugs, prayers and meals are also helpful. Much Gratitude to everybody for their love and extreme generosity. Our family loves you and we are thankful for everything!!!
Celebration of Life will be held for Rosemary on Saturday, July 24, 2021 a from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd.
Visitation will be from 5 to 6 followed by family comments and memories by family and friends.
Rosemary wanted it to be as lighthearted and joyful as possible.
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