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Obituary for Rosemary Akers
Rosemary Akers, 87, departed from this world on Thursday, Jan. 17. She was born on May 18, 1925, in Seminole City, Okla., to Rosa and Walter Brown and was the fourth of six children. Rosemary was raised in Shawnee, Okla., and graduated from high school in 1943. She was married to Robert Akers on Jan. 1, 1944. They were married for 39 years, until he went to be with the Lord in 1982. Together, with her husband and children, she had lived in Shawnee, Okla.; Butte, Mont.; Vallejo, Calif.; Spokane, Wash.; Napa, Calif.; and Kalispell, Mont. After her children were grown, she and husband, Robert, moved to Woodland, Calif., where he passed from this life in June 1982. Rosemary moved to Merrill Gardens in Vacaville following Robert’s death and for the past two years had resided at the Emeritus Retirement Home. Rosemary was a member of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Napa, when she moved to Vacaville she joined Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. She enjoyed doll collecting, playing cards with friends and having coffee with the neighbors. She also enjoyed reading westerns and biographies, watching Dean Martin movies and listening to his records, and watching westerns and other action movies. Her favorite pastime was talking with people over a cup of coffee and sharing her experiences. She remembered everyone’s name from the moment she was introduced to them and she will be greatly missed by friends and family alike. Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Akers (1982); son, Darrell Akers (2011); sister, Addie Hogue (1964) and Betty Brady (1979); brothers, Sterling Brown (1927), Lee Brown (1976) and James Brown (1991). She is survived by son, Jesse Akers and daughter-in-law, Dona Akers of Dixon; daughter, Cynthia Akers of Temecula, Calif.; daughter-in-law, JoAnn Akers of Vacaville; grandchildren, Christine Swetland of Fairfield, Sandra Souza of Escondido, Calif., Eric Akers of Sacramento, Jessica, Courtney and Felicia Vose of Temecula; six great-grandchildren; and longtime friend, Donna Thomas of Pacheco. There will be a visitation tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville, Calif.
Cemetery: Interment will follow the service and will be held at Monument Hill Cemetery, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland, Calif.
Service: A funeral will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 580 Trinity Drive, Vacaville, Calif.