Rosemary (Sewald) McGary

(Nov. 4, 1927 - Sept. 15, 2018)


Rosemary (Sewald) McGary, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.

Rosemary was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Ault, Colorado, to Falton and Gertrude (Schell) Sewald. She was one of 10 children, nine girls and one boy.

In 1947, she married George McGary and they raised three children, Wanda, Cole and Sandy. She also had five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren — plus one on the way — whom she adored.

Rosemary worked for several years at the Powell hospital. After she retired, she enjoyed camping on the North Fork with family, bowling, playing cards with friends, helping with bingo, gardening, visiting her family in Colorado, listening to music and dancing the polka.

She especially loved when her grandkids and great-grandkids came to visit, and always had ice cream or cookies to share with them.

She also enjoyed Sunday car rides with her companion of 13 years, Clifford Case. They always seemed to end up at one of their favorite restaurants sharing chicken-fried steak or chicken strips. You could also find her cheering on the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and watching old westerns — especially when they featured John Wayne.

She will be remembered for her classy/sassy spark for life, having a song for everything and always having to have her “hit-me” or lipstick on.

Rosemary is survived by her children, Wanda Dolan of Billings, Montana, Cole (Sherry) McGary of Powell and Sandy (Allen) Bashford of Powell; her companion Clifford Case of Powell; five grandchildren, Nick (Carolyn) McGary of Denver, Colorado, Breck (Takky) McGary of India, Lindsay (Luke) Albrighton of Denver, Colorado, Chad (Jamie) Lynn of Sheridan and Jody (Scott) Sorensen of Fruita, Colorado; nine great-grandchildren, Jackson, Cooper, Leah, Max, Xander, Leo, Porter, Paxton, Axton and future baby Albrighton; three sisters, Irene Lambert of Sterling, Colorado, Bernice Mitchell of Sterling, Colorado, and Doris Korbe of Loveland, Colorado; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband George; sisters Lucilda, Veronica, Myrt, Barbra and Gertie; and brother, Paul.

Rosary was held at 6 p.m on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church. Memorial services will be Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church.

Rosemary will be missed dearly and forever loved and remembered.