Rosemarie Haywood Watts

1927 ~ 2022

Rosemarie Haywood Watts

On December 21, 2022, Rosemarie Haywood Watts passed peacefully from this life at the Beehive Homes of Draper Assisted Living Center, where she lived out the last year of her life.

Rosemarie was born to George Gilbert Haywood and Lillie May Bates in San Francisco, California, on October 10, 1927. Having grown up amid the events of the Great Depression and the Second World War, Rosemarie learned to become a hard-working, self-reliant woman, a trait which defined her character over the 95 years she was alive. She worked many jobs, ranging from a hat-check girl in a country club to an office assistant in a medical office, however, her favorite job was raising her six children with her husband David Allan Watts, whom she married on August 3, 1947 in San Rafael, California.

As a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rosemarie took an interest in genealogy work in which she labored to bring hundreds of names of deceased family members to the temple for the purpose of uniting her family line for time and all eternity. She and her husband David served as ordinance workers in both the Jordan River and Draper Temples, working for as long as their mortal bodies would allow them to serve. In her spare time, Rosemarie engaged in a number of activities with family and friends, including folk dancing, bowling, sewing, needle crafts and jewelry making. She and Dave also sang in numerous musical groups, both while in California and Utah, touring Europe with one of their California choirs in the late 1980’s. During her final years some of Rosemarie’s favorite things in life were music, word search puzzles, visiting with family and friends and watching the birds as they ate from the feeders in her yard.

Rosemarie was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Ruth “Nadyne” Gusic, daughter Kathleen Watts, son Neal Watts, son Donald Watts, and son Richard Watts. She is survived by her sister Helen “Joyce” Brown; sister Paula (Russell) Walker; sister Donna Albachten; daughter Saundra Johnson; daughter-in-law Roxanna Cassilwatts; son David (Michelle) Watts; her grandchildren, Lance (Beth) Freeman, Joseph Freeman, Richard (April) Watts, Nicole Watts, Tracy Lynn (Michael) Ford, Tristan Cassilwatts, Daryl Watts, Michael (Jodi) Watts, Stephen Watts, Nathan (Mariah) Watts, Matthew Watts, Daniel Watts, 17 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Rosemarie Haywood Watts will be held Jan 5, 2023 at 11:00 am at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd, Sandy, Utah, with a viewing to be held at 10 am. She will be interred in Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery beside her husband David.

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We loved Rosemarie and Dave. They were such a fun and loving couple and each had such spunk and humor. I loved to visit Rosemarie. She always made me laugh with her quick wit. She was as sharp as ever even up to the end. We will miss her as we have missed Dave. So glad they are together again and with so many children that passed on before them. We pray for their sweet family remaining here that you all will be comforted knowing they are having a joyous reunion!

- Jim and Janet Hood

Love you Grandma! I’m glad you are with Grandpa again ❤️ I know you will be watching over all of us.

- Tracy

Dear Rose Marie, We so enjoyed having you and dear Dave as our neighbors for 18 years. We send our best regards to your family on your passing. We rejoice with you in being with your family ,all those who have passed on. Sincerelt, Sal and Joanne

- Sal and Joanne Ribeiro

Rosemarie was a special person and a loving friend. She was my visiting and ministering teacher for over 20 years and I love her. She loved all of her family very much and appreciates David and Michelle and Sandy in her life along with grandchildren etc. May we all be happy that after so long a life she can be with her David and other children again. I will greatly miss her smile and amazing insights to life. I Love her for ever.

- Pauline Sturdy

We are unable to attend the service but would like to offer our love to the family. Rosemarie is a good friend and will look forward to seeing her again.

- Mark and Christine Huffaker