Rosemary C. Salcedo
January 14, 1943 – April 14, 2021
Preceded in death by mother, Trini Mendoza; father, Zenaido Campos; brother, Richard Campos. Survived by husband, Luis; children, Nancy Mejia (Javier) and Danny Salcedo; four granddaughters: Ashley Mejia, Brittany Smith (Eric), Monica Salcedo, and Alexis Guerrero (Jorge); three great-grandsons; Michael Mejia-Gonzales, Austin Smith, and Ryan Smith; sister, Aurora Aguilera; brothers, Joseph Campos (Chris) and Bob Campos.
VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Tuesday, April 20th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, April 21st at 12 Noon, St. John’s Catholic Church-Creighton Campus. Masks required and social distancing will be practiced. Seating is limited and registration for in-person attendance is required at www.stjohns-creighton.org. Interment: Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. To view live broadcast of Services, please go to heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.
Rosemary Salcedo, was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
She was born on January 15, 1943 in Omaha, Nebraska, a daughter of the late Trini Mendoza and Zeniado Campos.
She attended Norte Dame Academy from 1957 to 1961. Following high school, she had a calling to become a nun and joined the convent of Notre Dame. However, after more than a year, God had different plans; she returned to lay life and started taking jobs ranging from babysitting a family of ten to working as an assistant at First National Bank.
She married Luis Salcedo in 1963 and had two children, Nancy and Danny. While being a devoted wife and mother, she worked at Kmart Automotive department for more than 10 years. Yet again, there were other plans for her life. Rosemary accepted a position as Community Liaison at Omaha South High School–establishing the first annual Hispanic Higher Education Workshop, bringing Hispanic role models, such as Jaime Escalante and John Quinones, to speak and encourage the youth of South Omaha to attend college. Over the span of a 25-year career, her efforts brought to fruition the dreams of many students to attend college and attain a degree. To this day, many of these mentored students make a significant impact in their communities.
We cannot overlook that she also worked as a waitress at her mother’s restaurant, “El Aguila”. She enjoyed the interaction with the customers. Her notable humor and “one liners” made her popular among the regular clients.
After retirement from the field of education, she continued to serve the public at the Willa Cather Library.
Rosemary had a passion for life and a one-of-a-kind personality, with a sense of humor that rivaled any comedian. Her life adventures included travels to Mexico, Dominican Republic, Switzerland, Aruba, Spain, and Italy. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes parish and a solidarity member of the Guadalupanas at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish. Rosemary enjoyed spending time with family and friends and playing Bunko with the Bunko Babs, life long-friends from high school.
All who knew and loved her will never forget her tenacity, wit, charm and underlying love and caring for them. Rosemary will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.