Rose Mary “Rosie” Singhose

Rose Mary “Rosie” Singhose passed away on June 7, 2023.

Rose Mary “Rosie” Singhose, a loving and spirited woman, passed away peacefully in Cottage Grove, OR on June 7, 2023. Born in Artesia, California on September 21, 1948, to parents Noel and Annetta (Chaetien) St. Germain, Rosie was known for her intelligence, strong love of travel, and unwavering support for her family.

Rosie's educational journey led her to acquire Certification in Business and Realtor License, which she put to good use in her varied and successful career. She was a jack-of-all-trades, working as a landlady, log truck driver, realtor, mechanic, and antique dealer. Her diverse skillset and passion for learning made her an invaluable asset in any role she took on.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Rosie was an active member of her community. She served as the Newsletter Editor for the Cortez National Club 10 and Oregon Trail Chapter. She was a proud author of books and articles. Her love for motorcycles led her to win Best of Show at a Harley-Davidson bike show. Rosie was also a member of the Oregon Trail Chapter (OTC), American Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE), and a Life Member of the Harley Owner Group (HOG).

Rosie's interests were as diverse and colorful as her career. She loved woodworking and crafts, canning food, reading, and traveling, especially on her Harley-Davidsons which took her to 3 countries and nearly every state. Rosie's adventurous spirit and zest for life were infectious, inspiring those around her to live life to the fullest.

As Helen Keller once said, "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." Rosie embodied this quote, embracing every opportunity and challenge with enthusiasm and determination. Her loving and spirited nature will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

In memory of Rosie, let us celebrate her life and the many ways she touched the lives of those around her. May her legacy live on through the love and support she provided to her family, her numerous accomplishments, and the countless memories she created with those fortunate enough to call her a friend. Throughout her life, Rosie was a pillar of strength and support for her family, earning her the title of "the most supportive mother in the world."

Rosie is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, James Benjamin Singhose of Cottage Grove, OR, and their four loving children: Debi (Singhose) Mecham of Chiloquin, OR, Saundra Singhose of Elk, WA, William Earl Singhose of Atlanta, GA, and Thomas Neil Singhose of Creswell, OR; brother Steve St. Germain of St. Helens, OR; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Rosie is preceded in death by both her parents, Noel and Annette (Chaetien) St. Germain; daughter Jessica (Singhose) Radway, and grandson Hunter Joseph Mecham. Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.