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Laura 'Rosey' Ann Sheff
July 5, 1964 ~ April 16, 2017
May 4, 2017
Laura "Rosey" Ann Sheff, 52, passed away on April 16, 2017, in Bonners Ferry with her loving sister, Sherry Cromwell-Dunham, and family at her side. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, at the United Methodist Church, 6568 Lincoln Street, Bonners Ferry.

Rosey was born in Concord, California, on July 5, 1964, to James and Linda Cromwell.

She grew up and spent most of her adult life in Concord and Martinez, California. She moved to Naples in 2013 to be with her family after she had to have a pacemaker put in and needed some TLC, which she got from everyone.

When Rosey was 11 she started marching in a color guard and was able to travel up and down the western states to compete during the summer. She marched for seven years. Her personality and rosy cheeks are what gave her the nickname of Rosey.

She always had a smile on her face and loved everyone.

Rosey’s favorite past time was being with family. Lots of card games and good times outside. She also loved bingo. She also volunteered with “Helping Hands of Naples”, Naples Food Cupboard and volunteered at the Boundary County Fair.

Rosey was married to Duane Sheff in 1993, but they were later divorced.

She was a mail carrier in Clayton, California, for 12 years until she had to go on disability because of her enlarged heart. She was a fighter and spent many years fighting to survive. Her last year was the hardest.

Rosey is survived by her sons Shawn Cromwell and Derek (Veronica) Sheff, beloved granddaughter Delaine, stepson Leroy Sheff, parents Jim and Linda Cromwell, sister Sherry Cromwell (Greg) Dunham, brother Tim Cromwell and many nieces and nephews who all miss her loving hugs and wonderful smile.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice or plant a rose in your yard to remember Rosey by.