Note: Rose "Connie" Adler Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home
PORT ORCHARD, WA - Rose "Connie" Adler, 82, a long-time resident of Yakima, passed away with the same gentle grace with which she lived, on Sunday evening, March 20, 2005 in Port Orchard, Washington.
Connie was born April 27, 1922, in Dickinson, North Dakota, the oldest daughter of Helen (Wolfe) and Florian Zimmerman. She had five older half-brothers and half-sisters and seven younger. Connie moved to Yakima in the Depression years, and it was there that she met Henry "Ted" Adler. They married on July 25, 1943, in Macon, Georgia. They were married sixty years before Ted's death in February 2004.
During the war years, Connie was a welder in the Portland, Oregon shipyards for Liberty ships. After the war she worked at the Chinook Hotel and the Garden Villa until her retirement in 1977.
In Yakima, Connie was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, VFW Auxiliary, Catholic Daughters, and the Century Club. She was passionately devoted to her children and grandchildren, who deeply loved her in return. She enjoyed gardening, golfing, crafts, dancing with Ted and cooking delectable meals for her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Debbie, and husband, Wayne Macomber, of Port Orchard; her son, Terry, and his wife, Cheryl Adler, of Olathe, Kansas, and six grandchildren: Jody, Jenny, Marc, Ted, Hollie and Dale. In addition, she had seven great-grandchildren: Jazmine, Elaina, Cameron, James, Bailey, Madeleine, Carter and Isaiah. Her surviving sisters and brother are Barbara Habercorn of Sun City, AZ, Betty Zimmerman of Portland, OR, Lois Cross and Joe Zimmerman both of Sun City, AZ.
Those gone before her in death are her parents and sisters, Maggie, Ann, Katherine, and Paula, plus her brothers, Martin, Paul and George.
Vigil services will be Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 6 p.m. at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home, 1010 Yakima, Avenue, Yakima, WA. Funeral service is Thursday, March 24, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. Inurnment will be at a later date in Calvary Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home.
Connie was deeply loved her by her family and friends. Please visit www.mem.com to leave a tribute. Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Yakima Herald-Republic (WA) Date: March 22, 2005
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