Obituary for Rosalie May Van Fleet

Rosalie May Van Fleet, of Duncan, passed away on Dec. 30, 2021, in Safford, Arizona.  Rosalie was born on March 3, 1933, in Cimarron, New Mexico to Randal “Buster” Alton Baughman and Malinda “Lindy” Gabler Baughman.  Being the firstborn, she was soon followed by her siblings, Wayne, Richard, Robert, Karl, and Neola.

Rosalie graduated from Morenci High School and soon after went to St. Louis, Missouri to attend Nursing School.  She worked as a nurse and enjoyed serving others in their time of need. Rosalie married Paul E. Van Fleet and was blessed with three children, Ronda Collazo, Robin Billingsley, and Buddy, and two step-children, Doug Van Fleet and Pam Harris.

Rosalie May Van Fleet

She is survived by her children, Ronda Collazo, Robin Billingsley, and Buddy Van Fleet; her step-children, Doug Van Fleet and Pam Harris; her siblings, Wayne Baughman, Robert Baughman, and Neola Wilcoxson; 15 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.

Rosalie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul E. Van Fleet; her parents, Buster and Lindy Baughman, and brothers, Richard and Karl Baughman.

Services for Rosalie will be held on Monday, Jan. 10, at the First Southern Baptist Church in Duncan, with Pastor Brad Boyd officiating beginning at 11 a.m., with interment in the Duncan Cemetery following services.

Arrangements are being cared for by McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory located at 112 E. Main St., Safford, Arizona, 85546, 928-428-1740, www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.

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