A Life Well Lived Rosemary was born in Jersey City on June 29, 1935 to Mildred, a housewife, and Jack Lane an advertising exec. She grew up as an only child in the town of Verona, New Jersey with New York City as her backyard. She had vivid memories of D-Day and going to school during WW II. As a youth she was also a frequent visitor to the theaters of Broadway where she first developed her love of literature, drama, musical theater and the night life of the big city! She often claimed to have experienced the originals of many of the biggest Broadway shows that came out later as movies or revivals - Mitzi Gaynor as Nellie Forbush or Julie Andrews as Eliza Doolittle. She was a pretty smart cookie and after graduating high school in 1953, got a scholarship to Western College for Women, majoring in - not surprisingly to many - English Literature and Drama. As a freshman she met a young Sigma Chi named Fred Chapman on a blind date. After they were pinned when she was a sophomore, Fred had to serenade Rosemary with a solo of "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi." Upon completion of the solo; she passed out coldperhaps a commentary on Fred's voice. They were engaged on Thanksgiving weekend in 1955 and married on June 30, 1956 in her parents' backyard with Fred's brothers Charlie and Stow standing for them. Fred was in the army stationed in South Carolina where - according to Rosemary, they lived for their first year of marriage across the street from a whorehouse. Eleven months after the wedding, Rosemary gave birth to a son, David. After the Army stint was completed, the young family moved back to Wauwatosa, Wisconsin in the Milwaukee area - Fred's hometown. In 1961, they had a second child, a daughter named Kathryn or Katy. Rosemary focused her time on raising the two children until the late 60's when she decided to go back to finish her college degree. She graduated with a degree in English literature with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She went on to work towards a Masters degree in Irish literature - exhausting anyone who'd listen to her with analyses of James Joyce's Ullyses. In 1980, with Katy still in college, Fred and Rosemary moved to a condo on Lake Nagawicka 30 miles west of Milwaukee where they enjoyed bird watching, cocktail cruises and the inevitable change of Wisconsin seasons. As Fred retired, winter took way too long for both of them and they decided to move to Arizona. They ended up building a house in SaddleBrooke where they moved in 1997. At SaddleBrooke, she rekindled many old friendships and made many new ones. She played in the tennis league, walked Tuffy and CJ in the early morning hours on the golf course, and had loads of fun in the Unit 10 Book Club & Friends. Her time in Arizona was of the most enjoyed in her life. Throughout her life she enjoyed many things: especially her family - Dave and Bobbie, Katy and Rex and especially her grandchildren as they grew up - Madison and Lane both of whom inherited her love of music and theater. She was passionate about her dogs: Vicky, Dusty, Tuffy and CJ. She was an avid reader - always with a book on her bedside table. She loved and excelled at gardening and sewing. She enjoyed curling -especially for the camaraderie. She was a lifelong tennis fan, playing for the fun of it in both Wisconsin and Arizona. She was a great cook as long as the process and the meal were accompanied by wine. She loved music, theater, movies and ballet. She lived to travel - whether to San Francisco, France, Italy, Great Britain or Australia - even up Mount Lemon or to the Desert Museum. Finally, she was a pistol, funny - always enjoying a good laugh whether it was sweet or bawdy. Her wit and intelligence will always be remembered. In fact, for her family and close friends she will be hard to forget.