Rosalyn Fay Pinkerton passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 19, 2023.  For most of her life she was a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  In addition to being a loving daughter, wife, aunt, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she taught elementary school for many years in Colorado Springs and was loved by her students.

Rosalyn was born on October 10, 1934 to McLeo and Hazel (Jones) Santerre in Dallas, Texas.  On April 2, 1955 she married the love of her life, John Ellsworth Pinkerton.

Rosalyn graduated from the first public high school in Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs High School), then attended Colorado College after getting married and having children and graduated wtih her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from CC.  After John retired from the military, they both taught public school for a number of years before retiring together in the 1980s.  Rosalyn loved and valued family more than anything, and we always cherished our time together during holidays, family meals, and nice long conversations.  Rosalyn taught us all many things.

She is survived by two sons (John Scott Pinkerton and Brian Leo Pinkerton), a daughter-in-law (Michelle Campos Pinkerton), three grandchildren (Taylor Anthony Pinkerton, Kelly Lynn Sheridan, and John Michael Pinkerton), a grandson-in-law (Travis Sheridan), a great-granddaughter (Ryann Rosalyn Sheridan), and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents McLeo and Hazel Santerre, her husband John Ellsworth Pinkerton, and her brother Gus Santerre.

A funeral will be held for family members and close friends on January 30, 2023 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs.  Memorials in Rosalyn’s name may be made to the First United Methodist Church, or the Pike’s Peak United Way in Colorado Springs.

Thank you Mom/Grandma, for the many, many wonderful memories and for all your love and support.

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  1. I’m so sad to read about Aunt Rose’s passing. My uncle John (her husband) was my fathers older brother.
    They opened their arms and their home to me when I was a teenager allowing me to stay with them over one summer. Aunt Rose helped me get through summer school and I will never forget her patience and kindness while I was in their home. I haven’t seen her in many, many years but we corresponded and caught up with one another through yearly Christmas cards which was always a welcome sight. Aunt Rose believed in Jesus Christ and I have no doubt that she is in His wonderful arms right now in heaven, young, beautiful, and happy.

    1. Thank you Margaret for these wonderful, kind words.

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