Obituary for Rosemary (Diane) Frost Anderson
Rosemary (Diane) Frost Anderson, Fountain Hills, AZ passed peacefully on 10/3/2019 at home, surrounded by family, in hospice care, after a long courageous battle with breast cancer.
Rosemary was born in Refugio Texas to Johnnie Edwin Frost and Amy Hope Frost. Her father owned a landscaping business. Her mother was a nurse. She has six brothers – Thomas, Johnnie, Charles (deceased), Danny, Jack, and Robert (deceased). She has one sister – Amy. Rosemary spent most of her early life in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana – mostly in Dubberly Louisiana. As a young woman she followed a couple of her brothers to the big city, Dallas Texas. It was there, through her brother Danny, that she met her husband to be, Thomas Curtis Anderson III. They dated, fell in love and married. In August of 1977 they moved with their two young children to Scottsdale Arizona to help start a family insurance brokerage business with Curtis parents. Rosemary was the first bookkeeper of the new family firm, SKANCO International Ltd. She “retired” and became a stay at home Mom when their third son was born in 1978. She was a proud mom and loved her job as a homemaker, raising 3 boys (Scott, Jason, and TC) and taking care of Curtis – she spoiled all 4 of us every day. Rosemary came from humble beginnings, never lost sight of that, and was a giver her entire life, always with a big smile – she never met a stranger and loved to talk/visit with people. She loved family time and quietly was the inner strength of the family and the creator of many family traditions. She was a good southern Baptist lady.
Rosemary is survived by her husband - Curtis Anderson; her three children (and spouse) – Scott (47), Jason (44) and Ashleigh, and TC (41) and fiancé Danielle Murphy; her brothers (and spouse) – Thomas, Johnnie and Cindy, Danny, Jack; her sister – Amy; her nine grandchildren – Preston(16), Tommy(14), Ryan(14), Reese(12), Stewart(11), Trenton(10), Henley(2), Kailee Murphy(11), and Kody Murphy(9).
Rosemary has chosen to be cremated. There will be a private immediate family service before her cremation. Rather than a traditional funeral service the family will be hosting a memorial and celebration of life service for family and friends on Saturday, November 2 at 10:00 am at CCV in Scottsdale, AZ. The address is 19030 N Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. If there are any questions about the November 2, 2019 service please contact Messinger Mortuaries, Cemeteries, and Crematories at 480-945-9521. There will also be an informal gathering at the Anderson residence, 9320 N Crimson Canyon, Fountain Hills, AZ from 12:30-3:30 after the service. Family and friends who wish to attend are invited to attend. Map/directions will be provided at the service.
If you would like to make a donation in Rosemary’s memory please donate to either The Mayo Clinic Cancer Research Center or M D Anderson Cancer Research Center. Rosemary’s favorite flowers were carnations.
Rosemary, we will miss your bright eyes, infectious smile, your unselfishness, and your enthusiasm for life, family and friends – rest in peace.
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