Rose Marie Newsom

In Loving Memory

Rose Marie Newsom

10/02/1932 - 8/31/2017

Rose Marie Newsom, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on August 31, 2017 at the age of 84. Rosie was born on October 2, 1932 in San Antonio, TX to Marguerite Neill and Joseph Terry. She met the love of her life, Max Newsom, at the age of 13, while in Junior High School. Rosie and Max attended Edison High School, and married on June 5, 1951. They moved to Albuquerque, NM in May of 1956, where they raised their four children and lived for forty years before retiring in the San Antonio area.

Rosie was an accomplished seamstress, artist and quilter. While living in Albuquerque she was a guest artist at Yucca Gallery, part owner and artist in Tumbleweed Gallery and was selected for membership in the National League of American Pen Women. When she returned to Texas, she was a member of the Universal Quilters Guild in Universal City, and was the Social Chairman at Scenic Hills in Schertz, TX for several terms.  Throughout her life Rosie was involved in her children’s many activities including the Coronado Club Swim Team Boosters, and the Manzano High School Booster Club. She also served on the board of the New Mexico Young American Football League for a number of years, and was always her children's greatest cheerleader. She loved to sew, paint, garden and travel. Her fun loving personality, love of life and steadfast devotion to the people that she loved will always be remembered. 

Rosie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Max Newsom.  

She is survived by daughter Terri Newsom, husband Mike Anderson, grandchildren Jeff, Greg and wife Amber, and great grandchildren Sam, Lucas, Ruby, and Benjamin; daughter Cherri Porter, husband Al, grandchildren Mike, Kyle, Chelsea and husband Brandon Moss, and great grandchildren Hudson and Winston; son Mike Newsom and wife Cathy; and son Tom Newsom, wife Teri, grandchildren Nick and Jacob Newsom, Brittany and husband Dylan Filiano and great grandchildren Emma Newsom and Cameron Filiano.

A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 am on September 23 at Emerald Oaks Retirement Community, 20302 Bulverde Road, San Antonio, TX 78259.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Rosie's name to the Port Aransas Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund at

We'd like to thank the amazing doctors, nurses and staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center for the excellent care that Rosie received there, and our heartfelt thank you to Dr. Carlos Jimenez for his unending support, guidance and care.

Condolences can be sent to the Newsom family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at