Rosemary Ann Mallory, age 92, passed away peacefully in her home, in Olathe, KS, on February 3, 2024. Rosemary was born on August 5, 1931, to Hal Woods and Anne (Throckmorton) Woods, in Raton, New Mexico.

Rosemary spent her early years living between Summit County, Colorado and Southern California. She attended Western State College, where she earned her teaching degree and met the love of her life, Seldon Mallory. They were married on June 5, 1954, and built their life together in Colorado Springs. Rosemary was a respected member of the community, serving as a public educator. After teaching, she became a branch administrator at the public library. Following retirement, she served as a member of the Security Widefield Library Board and volunteered at the church library.

She loved to read and enjoyed watching football, particularly the Denver Broncos. The only thing she loved more than books and the Broncos was her family. She had a competitive spirit and enjoyed winning at bridge, trivia, and many athletic pursuits.

Rosemary is survived by her daughters: Cindy Parkey and Suzy Mallory; her grandchildren: Sarah Essex, Jennifer Parkey, and Tim Parkey; 6 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Seldon Mallory; her parents, Hal and Anne Woods; and two brothers: Jim and Mike Woods.

A Funeral Service in honor of Rosemary will be held at 2:00PM, Thursday, February 8, 2024, at the Shrine of Remembrance, “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910. A reception will follow at the home of Tim and Cory Parkey.

In lieu of flowers, one may make a memorial contribution to Santa Fe Trail Middle School’s library, 1100 North Ridgeview Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061, to celebrate Rosemary’s love for reading and education.

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  1. What a sweet little bundle of energy, humor and kindness she was! I liked her the moment I met her. She and Seldon always made me laugh and encouraged me when I was down. I’m so glad that I had her as a friend.

  2. Such a sweet sweet lady she will be missed

  3. Wonderful lady. I will miss her, spending time with her was always a pleasure.

  4. It was such fun to know Rosemary over the many years that I’ve been friends with her daughter, Cindy. Rosemary had such a sense of humor, and I enjoyed every opportunity I had to visit with her. Rest in peace Rosemary, in the loving arms of Jesus.

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