Rosemary Louise Smith

Born in San Jose, CA on June 29, 1945

Departed on September 12, 2019 and resided in Crossville, TN

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Rosemary Louise Smith, 74, passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Born June 29, 1945 in San Jose, California, Rosemary was the daughter of the late Albert Gomez and Lula (Rios) Gomez. She was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Emma Heitman. Rosemary loved her family above all else. Her welcoming and inviting spirit extended to those who were within her family’s circle of friends. She was a selfless person who had tremendous leadership skills; although she would be reluctant to say so. She was also very intelligent and possessed a great sense of humor. Rosemary loved a good party. So much so, that if the party wasn’t particularly good, she would make it so. In her free-time she enjoyed crafting and shopping and more recently she developed a love of UT women’s sports, especially softball which was something she shared with her husband of 50 years, Gary. She is survived by her husband, Gary; her three sons, David (Patricia) Smith, Phillip (Leah) Smith, and Steven Smith and his fiance’ Sharon; 6 grandchildren, Misty Heitman, Keely Gilbert, Brianna Hill, Garrett Smith, Jake Smith, and Nathan Smith; 6 great-grandchildren with another one on the way; her brothers, Albert (Judy) Gomez, Alfred (Claudia) Gomez and Marcus (Mary) Gomez; extended family, Gilbert Esparza, Carina Bethel and their families; and her special friends Vicky Wyatt, Kathy Anderson and Jan Lobinger. Visitation for Rosemary will be held at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, Monday from 4 to 8 PM and Tuesday from 10 to 11 AM. A Life Celebration Service will be held Tuesday at 11 AM at the funeral home followed by interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

15 Comments to Rosemary Louise Smith

  1. Terry Wubker & Joyce
    September 14, 2019 9:35 am

    Gary and Family, we were so sorry to hear of Rosemary’s passing. You and your family will be in our prayers. Terry and Joyce

  2. Joyce Martin
    September 14, 2019 10:01 am

    A beautiful Lady inside an out.
    I loved Rosemary so much

  3. Tom and Andrea Cassidy
    September 14, 2019 10:45 am

    Dear Gary and Family,

    We are so very sorry to hear of Rosemary’s passing. She was a very giving, happy lady with such a bright smile and had a talent for making lovely crafts. I loved to hear her laugh as it was contagious. We keep you in our prayers during this very difficult time.

  4. Fred Heitman and Kathy Sergeant
    September 14, 2019 12:26 pm

    Gary: Kathy and I were saddened to learn of Risemary’s Passing. She was so vibrant, fun, and welcoming. We always enjoyed being around her. She will be missed by all that knew her.

  5. Barry & Barbara Reed
    September 14, 2019 3:10 pm

    Gary & Family…so sorry to hear of Rosemary’s passing. May beautiful memories bring you comfort and peace.

  6. Janice and Ronnie Smith
    September 14, 2019 4:38 pm

    We are so sad about the passing of our dear sister in law. We loved her so much and we will miss her. She was always so loving, understanding,compassionate and kind to us! Love you forever and always.

    • Sharon Williams
      September 14, 2019 8:54 pm

      What a wonderfully witty and funny lady that is now in Heaven watching down on us all. She was a loving and caring person that made everyone around her feel special. Many prayers for her precious Husband of 50 years, Gary and all of the family. Praying that our Lord’s peace and comfort that surpasses all understanding will sustain you and give you courage.
      Love to you all.

  7. Paula & Tom O'Handlen
    September 15, 2019 4:50 pm

    Dear Gary and Family,

    We were so sorry to hear about Rosemary’s passing. We will always remember Rosemary as we last saw the two of you sitting in the Village Green Mall while Rosemary was enjoying an ice cream cone! We will certainly miss her and her great smile! You and your family are in our prayers as you go through this difficult time.

  8. JUANITA M. PIAZZA
    September 15, 2019 5:02 pm

    Rest in peace to my loving step daughter.You will be missed and I send my love as well as my family to you and Gary and

    all of your brothers love you all Juanita and family

  9. Carol and Pete Cahill
    September 15, 2019 9:57 pm

    Gary and family
    Pete and I hold you all in our prayers. You both, along with Jan and Jack, were the first people, to welcome us into our neighborhood. She was so, so sweet and her smile was so warm. I remember sitting in your sunroom while she tried to teach me scrap booking. She so loved it. And she and Jan laughing at me as they tried to teach me to knit. Her laugh was one of a kind. Family was her heart. I am grateful that she opened her heart and door to us. She will be missed by so many.

  10. Ed and JoAnn
    September 16, 2019 6:38 am

    Gary and Family:
    Rosemary brought so much fun and laughter to those that knew her and her smile was a bright spot to everyone that she met. We remember the times we spent with y”all in Pigeon Forge, beach and at your and our houses, and the wonderful memories. She truly loved you and the boys and the extended family that she was blessed to have. We loved her being a part of our family. Our love, prayers and thoughts go out to each of you. Ed and JoAnn

  11. Eleanor Perez
    September 16, 2019 2:46 pm

    Our deepest condolences to the Smith Family! Our Auntie was an amazing and fun lady to be with! She always had the time to call us and we wood be on the phone several hours! We joked and laughed all the time! Rosemary and Gary came to visit us here in California several times also! She is going to be missed so much! You will always be in Our Thoughts,Our Hearts & Our Prayers! God Bless You Always Smith Family! We Love each and every one of you! Miguel,Eleanor,Melissa

  12. Rachelle Peppler
    September 17, 2019 9:19 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of aunt Rosemary‘s passing our deepest condolences to the family.
    Aunt Rosemary had such a giving heart and was always smiling when I saw her. We will miss her. Our Thoughts and prayers go out to Gary and the family. God Bless!

    Glen & Rachelle Peppler, Jerry and Sharon Ochoa and the rest of the Colorado family.

  13. john sohmer
    September 18, 2019 5:04 pm

    Gary and family, please accept my deepest sympathies. Stay strong and remember the good times.

    John Sohmer

  14. Theresa Rios Castaneda
    September 23, 2019 7:13 pm

    Dear Smith/Gomez/Rios Families,

    You have my sincere condolences and deepest sympathy. Rosemary’s welcoming smile and her kind and thoughtful matter will never be forgotten.

    I hope the love and support from your family & friends bring you peace during this difficult time. You’re in my prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Theresa & family

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