Rose Marie Traylor
November 10, 1931 – September 16, 2022
Rose Marie Bonacci was the oldest of three children, born to Ralph and MaryAnn Bonacci on November 10, 1931, in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born in the upper level of the house they shared with Ralph’s parents at 917 So. 27th Street. Rose’s Aunt Nicki was born five months later on the main level of the house. She grew up in a large Italian family. After graduating from Sacred Heart High School in May 1946, she worked at Brandeis Department Store and Golden Spike Drive Inn Theater.
In May 1954, Lois, a good friend, had Rose over for dinner to meet a nice man from Kentucky, Lorenza “Chuck” Edward Traylor. Chuck was an active duty stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, and it was a match made in Heaven! They married the following year, on April 24, 1955. Chuck’s Air Force career allowed them to travel the world, raising eight children. Chuck used to joke that “children were cheaper by the dozen.”
Rose loved being a stay-at-home mom. She enjoyed keeping up the house and having Chuck teach her how to cook. There was one specialty she was very proud of, and that was her homemade spaghetti and meatballs. The family ate Momma’s spaghetti and meatballs every Sunday. As their children grew up and left home to begin their own families, everyone continued to gather for family meals on Sunday.
Rose was passionate about her faith and active in her church. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Society, becoming president of the society in the ’80s. Rose and Chuck were avid square dancers and traveled to neighboring cities and states dancing blissfully. They took pride in designing and creating their own outfits.
The memories of Mom and her warmth and kindness will stay in our hearts forever. When we think of you, we think of your love for your family. We will miss you dearly, Momma.
Preceded in death by husband, Lorenza “Chuck” Traylor. Survived by family and friends.
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