Friday, March 26, 2010

Roselyn Elizabeth Peck

Our beloved mother, wife and friend Roselyn Elizabeth Peck passed away from this earth on March 20, 2010, at the age of 80 in her home after a long illness.

Roselyn was the youngest of seven children born to a proud German couple, Christof "Chris" and Johanna "Hanna" Kohler. She was born in Bellevue, Idaho, on Dec. 14, 1929. Roselyn grew up in the Wood River Valley and graduated from Bellevue High School in 1947. She enjoyed her basketball memories and life-long friendships established from her school years. Roselyn first married William E. "Bill" Davis in 1948, having her first son, William Michael "Bill" Davis, in 1952. Bill senior was killed in a mining accident in 1952 prior to his son's birth.

Roselyn then married Kenneth Allen Peck in 1953 and spent her many years on the Camas Prairie and the Peck Ranch. Kenneth and Roselyn spent decades collecting and restoring antiques and researching local and family histories. They assisted in establishing the train depot to the existing Fairfield Museum. From this union, two children were born: Chris Allen Peck in 1955 and Tamara Gay Peck in 1961. Her loving husband, Kenneth, passed away in 1995.

In recent years, Roselyn reconnected with an old acquaintance from high school, Gene Drussel, and they married in 2007. Roselyn spent most of her adult life as a Rebekah Lodge member and enjoyed her many friendships she acquired there. She also spent her idle time crocheting many special treasures.

Roselyn is survived by her husband, Gene Drussel; son, Bill (Opal) Davis, daughter, Tami Peck, both of Fairfield, and daughter-in-law Sandie (Ron) Turner of Emmet; grandchildren, Courtney (Chad) Waters of Kuna, Jennifer (J.W.) Cleveland of Wilamina, Ore., MoEtta Murabeth Seaman of Fairfield, Kelli (Aaron) Fox of Fairfield and Jonathan (Kirsten) Eaton of San Diego, Calif.; and seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings, Walt "Wally", Katie Chapman, Fred "Dutch," Anne Ennis Sparks, George "Bub" and William "Bill"; her husbands, Bill Davis and Kenneth Peck; and her son, Chris Peck.

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 26, at 1 p.m. at the Fairfield Community Church. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Demaray Funeral Services in Gooding, Idaho. A private family burial at Mountain View Cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Camas County Senior Center, the Camas County Historical Society or a charity of your choice.

"We have loved her, oh how fondly

We have laid her down to rest.

She has gone to dwell with angels

In the mansions of the best."

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