Rosalyn B. Arters, age 93, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at the Balfour Senior Living Community in Louisville, CO on February 14, 2017.
Rosalyn was born on August 4, 1923, in Medford, MA to Frank and Helene Bromley, and she spent much of her life through high school growing up on Long Island, NY and in Swarthmore, PA. Rosalyn graduated from Swarthmore High School in 1941; she later attended Moore Institute for Interior Design in Philadelphia, PA and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, earning a degree in textile graphic design. As a free-lance artist, Rosalyn’s creative work earned her much success in the textile industry, including having her design work published in ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ magazine.
She married Edward P. Arters on April 29, 1950, and lived in Media, PA while raising their family and supporting her husband’s efforts as a successful home builder in the area. Rosalyn and her husband retired to Naples, FL, where she was very active in the community with Moorings Presbyterian Church, Royal Poinciana Country Club, and the Naples Yacht Club.
Besides her deep love for her family and friends, Rosalyn also had great interest in her hobbies, which included gardening, golf, playing bridge, cooking and entertaining, and knitting. Rosalyn moved to Colorado in 2013 to be near her family, and she enjoyed an active life in the Balfour Senior Living Community, right up until the time of her passing.
Rosalyn was predeceased by her husband, Edward, in 1998; she was also predeceased by her sister, Helen Shelly. She is survived by her two children, Linda Arters of Tempe, AZ, and Doug Arters of Niwot, CO, as well as her daughter-in-law, Becky Arters; and by her sister, Bernice Heath of PA. She is also survived by her three grandchildren: Jordan Smith, and husband Steve, of Oro Valley, AZ; Joshua Arters, and wife Steffen, of Nashville, TN; and Kylie Clark, and husband Will, of Kansas City, MO. In addition, Rosalyn is survived by three great-grandchildren: Blake Smith, Levi Smith, and Ruby Smith, all of Oro Valley, AZ; and numerous dearly loved nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service to honor Rosalyn will be held at The Lodge at Balfour in Louisville, on Saturday, March 25 at 11:00 am. In memory of Rosalyn, donations may be made to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, 7168 Columbia Gateway Dr., Suite 100, Columbia, MD 21046 or to Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr., Naples, FL 34103.