A photo of Rosemary “Rosie” Houck

Rosemary “Rosie” Houck

March 19, 1946 - December 26, 2018


Rosemary “Rosie” Houck, age 72 of Newark, DE, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

Born in Wilmington, DE on March 19, 1946, she was a daughter of the late William J. and Marguerite (Michael) Iles, Sr. Rosie worked as a technician with Delaware Ophthalmology Consultants in Wilmington for over 20 years. She was a charter member of Holy Spirit R.C. Church. Rosie enjoyed spending time with her beloved dogs, Emily and Sydney.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Bill J. Iles, Jr. and James Michael “Mike” Iles (on December 21st, 2018). Rosie is survived by her brother, Gary L. Iles of Harrington, DE; sister, Donna R. Weibley of Newark; and nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Rd, New Castle, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Rosie’s memory to the SPCA, 455 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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13 Condolences for Rosemary “Rosie” Houck

  • Rest In Peace ro

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to My dear friend Angel and her family during this sad time. Your Aunt Rose was such a special person. I always enjoyed talking with her whenever I saw her in the Terrace or church. Sending my love

  • Prayers to everyone who will deeply miss Rosie. She was a great Tech and never will be forgotten.
    Rest in peace

  • I will miss you Rosie …. you had a heart of gold, and could always make me laugh! I love you , rest in peace…

  • I will miss you more than you will ever know. You made me a better person Rosie and I will always love you for it

  • I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of our Rosie Posie. Rosie was such a wonderful, feisty woman that I enjoyed working with for the past 16 years. DOC will not be the same without her. She was always dancing and threatening to hit us with her “beater” stick if we got out of line. I will miss hearing all her stories about her girls. Rosie was one of a kind and I will miss her. My prayers go out to her sister Donna and the rest of the family.

  • Sending hugs Donna, to you and your family. I will miss her.

    Sue Donlin

  • Donna and family. Such sad news of Rosie passing. She was such an awesome person, friend, and def a spunky individual. Working with you and Rosie at DOC gave me so many fond memories. RIP Rosie until we meet again. Praying for all of your family and friends with such a loss.

  • Rosa I will miss you more than you will ever know. You are in God’s good hands now and He will take good care of you always. Have a good rest my beautiful little friend. I will never forget you ,and I will love you forever.
    Love always
    Carole

  • Dear Donna and Jade,

    I can’t believe this is real. I hurt for you both and all of your family who is having to deal with the loss of 2 precious family members. It is heartbreaking and a devastating loss. I just now told Jack who is so upset but trying to hide it. Rosie was special and memories of Halloween are going to be with us forever. He loves you both so much. Please know you are forever in our thoughts & prayers and we love you so much. Shelli & Jack Jewell

  • Donna and family – I cannot begin to imagine the pain that you all are feeling at the loss
    of Rosie. Especially so close to the loss of
    Mike. Rosie was the best neighbor I’ve ever had, and my backyard will never be the same. Rest in peace Rosie… no one deserves it more than you. I miss you so much already. I’ll never forget you.

    Love always,
    Sheila

  • I will miss our Sunday morning talks at church. Rest in Peace my friend.

  • I just heard of Rosie’s passing, then read her obit to fond her brotherdiesd shortly after her. My prayers go out to her remaining sibblings, Gary and Donna, and Rosie’s nieces and nephews. My very fond memories of Rosie go back to the ’60s and all the fun we had in her little Rambler American. Rest in Peace, Rosie.