Rosamond Helen Breithaupt, 97 years old, passed away from natural causes on April 12, 2019, at Mount St. Francis Nursing Center. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and faithful friend to many.
Rosamond was born on January 1, 1922, to Frank and Helen (Keuter) Heying in Petersburg, Nebraska, the youngest of eleven children. She married Charles (Chuck) Edwin Breithaupt, a fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps May 18, 1946, in Topeka, Kansas.
Rosamond was a long-time resident of Colorado Springs moving here in 1964. After Chuck retired from the Air Force, they started a mobile home dealership, a restaurant, and two clothing stores. When she wasn’t working in one of their businesses, she enjoyed gardening, playing cards with her friends, accompanying Chuck on golf trips and entertaining.
She is survived by her two daughters, Valerie Ann (Breithaupt) Smith and her husband Marshall Smith, and Patricia Susan Breithaupt; her two grandchildren, Jessica Lauren (Smith) Morris and her husband Samuel Morris, and Andrew Chapman Smith. Rosamond is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edwin Breithaupt, Sr. and her son Charles Edwin Breithaupt, Jr. All of her siblings preceded her in death: Art Heying, Raymond Heying, Alfred Heying, Albin Heying, James Heying, Leonard Heying, Melinda (Heying) Seibken, Lucretia (Heying) Hoban, Anastasia (Heying) Black, Delores (Heying) Flannigan.
There will be a memorial service at 5:30 PM Friday, May 31, 2019 to celebrate her life at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Inurnment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Columbarium of Roses.