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Rose Marie Devaney passed away on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at the age of 100, and is survived by her four sons: Dan, Tim, Patrick, and Shawn. She also had six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

She was born at Fort Sam Houston, Texas (San Antonio), and though she lived in many places in the U.S., and for a brief time in Panama, she resided in Burnet County since 1978. She met her husband, Joe, in Fort Worth, Texas, while in nurses training. They wed in 1939 and were married for 65 years.

Her long life marked her as helper and a very creative person. She contributed to the war effort during World War II by helping to build B24 bombers in Grand Prairie, Texas, for 60 cents an hour. She was actively involved in arts (oil and water color painting) and crafts (quilting, sewing, knitting) throughout her life, including crocheting over 3,500 hats for cancer patients. Her helping included driving for Meals on Wheels until she voluntarily stopped driving at the age of 88. She loved playing games with her children and grandchildren, and she said she learned very early with her first two boys to never “let” them win. Winning is to be earned. 

A service is 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at Lakeland Hills Cemetery, 4219 Park Road 4 South, in Burnet.

Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes Inc. of Kingsland. Condolences may be emailed to whhfuneral1@verizon.net.