Rose Marie Voudry

Rose Marie Voudry, age 80, of Yankton, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at her home.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 PM on August 7, 2021 at the Lewis and Clark Overlook Picnic Shelter at 55245 Hwy 121, Crofton, NE, which overlooks the dam on the Nebraska side.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.

Rose Marie was born April 22, 1939 in Tabor, South Dakota to Robert “Bob” and Rose (Chadim) Lyons. She grew up in Scotland, South Dakota with her parents and two sisters, Pat and Anita. Rose Marie graduated from Scotland High School. She then served in the United States Army, working in Pediatrics at Brooke Army Hospital in Fort Sam Houston, TX. On December 2, 1960, she married Don Voudry. They were married 59 years and had two children, Robyn and Brian, who she loved more than anything. Besides being a stay at home mom, she also babysat, cleaned houses, and worked at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital as a nurse’s aide.

What we really want to do is tell everyone how much we all loved her and how proud we are of her. Rose Marie loved ALL animals, especially cats. There is no animal she wouldn’t save or feed. Her gentle spirit with animals was something to see.

In October 2019, she was diagnosed with cancer. After the diagnosis, we all noticed this wave of determination and positivity come out. She was going to beat the cancer. She was just starting her 4th week of radiation and said she would be all done by her birthday in April. She was so excited and determined. Rose Marie’s favorite thing to do was working outside in her yard and with her flowers. That was her goal – to work in her yard this spring and summer. We know she is happy in a beautiful place full of animals, flowers and dragonflies.

We want Rose Marie to be remembered for her kindness, compassion, fighting spirit, and determination. She would literally give anyone the shirt off her back. What would make her happy is to have everyone be kind to one another, don’t judge, say “Hi” and smile to someone you don’t know every day.

Left to carry her legacy of love is her husband, Don Voudry of Yankton; daughter, Robyn (Bob) Tramp of Crofton, NE; son, Brian (Tami) Voudry of Hanford, CA; her cherished grandchildren: Erin (Andy) Filips of Crofton, Laura (Brandon) Barger of Bloomfield, NE, Ryan Tramp of Yankton, Nickolas, Carson and Cassidy Voudry of Hanford, CA; her great grandchildren: Braelynn and Jaden Barger, and Harlow and Caleb Filips; sister, Anita (Clark) Mola of Rapid City, SD. Rose Marie really loved and was loved back by her nieces and nephews who all called her “Tootsie”: Bobby, Michele, Anessa and Tiffany; and special friends: Trudy Gillberry, Donna Phillips, Dr. Nancy Saunders and Greg, who lived kitty-corner from Mom.

Rose Marie was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Pat Ann Albrecht; mother-in-law, Mae Voudry, her aunts: Mae, Pet, and Selsie; cousin, Donnie; two great grandchildren, Kinley and Riley Filips along with three other Filip angels.

To continue her love of animals, memorials in Rose Marie’s honor may be directed to the Heartland Humane Society, 3400 E. Hwy 50, Yankton, SD 57078.

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10 response to "Rose Marie Voudry"

  1. By: Dee Posted: March 5, 2020

    So sorry to hear that Rose passed away. I always enjoyed talking to her. We both loved cats.
    I was her neighbor across the street

  2. By: Laura Andrews Posted: March 6, 2020

    Oh, I am crushed by this news. Rose Marie was such a sweet lady.

  3. By: John Blackburn Posted: March 7, 2020

    Rose was a good and nice lady. I knew both she and Don for close to fifty years. They were both good people. My best to her family. John Blackburn

  4. By: Connie Mehrer Posted: March 12, 2020

    Rose Marie was an angel sent by God. She would do anything for anybody. Donnie was right there with her when Marge St. Pierre would call. Tottsie and Donny would take her anywhere she needed to go. I appreciated everything and anything they did for her. I could not do these things for Marge because we live in Rapid City. Knowing Tottsie is in Heaven gives us great pleasure in knowing she will be the greatest of Angels.
    Connie and Jerry Mehrer
    Rapid City, S.D.

  5. By: wintzray Posted: March 12, 2020

    Tootsie – You have been an angel sent by God to us. We have thoroughly appreciated what you have done for our mom, Marge St. Pierre. Whenever she would call, you and Donnie would be right there to take her where ever she needed to go. I appreciated you so, very, very much for being there. You will always be an angel in our hearts and God has taken very good care of you. I just can’t appreciate you enough. Thank you to you and Donnie very, very much. We love you. Connie and Jerry Mehrer.

  6. By: Berta Graham Posted: March 17, 2020

    Rose Marie was our own very special friend. She was a caretaker for our home and pets for many years. We can think of no one else as beloved in the 9th St neighborhood. She will be sorely missed.
    Our thoughts are with Don and her family.

    Greg and Berta Graham

  7. By: Shirley Moore Posted: March 20, 2020

    Rose Marie was our neighbor for many years. We couldn’t have asked for a more kindhearted person to have living next to our parents. I have so many loving memories of her. She babysat for my girls, she and Don treated them like family. I guess we always felt like she was family, me, my daughters and my parents. I’m sure she and mom are once again having coffee and cookies. Till we meet again Rose Marie, Love you! Our sympathy to Don, Robyn and Brian and families. We feel your pain.

  8. By: Vincent Coyle Posted: March 20, 2020

    Good ol’ Rose. She was always one of my favorite customers at Hyvee and I think I became one of her favorite people ever when she found out a couple years ago that I had just moved in as a tenant of her grandson, Ryan. She always made it a point to come see me at the store and it always filled my heart with joy to see her come by and ask me how I was doing. I loved getting to know Rose over the years and will be eternally grateful for her friendship.

  9. By: Joyce Maggied Posted: March 24, 2020

    I really did not know Rose, but I recognized her from her photo on her obituary as the lady who seemed to shop at Hy-Vee every time that I did. She would always smile and greet me. My sympathy to her family. I will miss seeing her.

  10. By: Linda Schenkel Posted: March 27, 2020

    Rose and I met while her mother was in the nursing home. I so enjoyed the quick visits that we had and Rose always had a smile for me. Long after her mother passed, we would have a chance meeting while shopping and she still remembered my name and always asked how I was doing. Such a sweet lady will be missed indeed.

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