Fournier, Rozemary

Rozemary Dillard Fournier

October 27, 1930 - October 6, 2020

Rozemary Dillard Fournier of Frisco, Texas passed away on October 6, 2020 at the age of 89. She was born on October 27, 1930 to Harvey Russell and Mary Mae (Luton) Dillard in Joshua, Texas.  Rozemary grew up on their farm and graduated from Cleburne High School in 1947.  She then worked as a legal secretary at the Johnson County Courthouse and later at Stanolind Oil and Gas in Fort Worth, Texas.

Rozemary married Joseph Fournier of Pawtucket, Rhode Island on February 4, 1955.  She was a homemaker and Joseph was in the Air Force until 1969 when he retired as a major.  He then worked until 1989 as an aeronautical engineer for McDonnel Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri.  They were active members of Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church for many years.  After Joe’s retirement, they moved to Everett, Washington, and then ten years later to Frisco, Texas, to be near their daughter, Monica, and her family.

Rozemary’s life was centered around her family, especially her two daughters and their families, whom she loved more than anything.  Her focus was always on finding ways to enrich their lives.  And she looked after her mother, who lived to be 100 years old.  Music was a big part of her life; she sang in gospel quartets as a young woman, played the piano throughout the years at the various churches she attended and supported the music involvement of her daughters.  Rozemary loved to entertain and would host large dinner parties.  She was devoted to small group bible studies throughout the years and volunteered in many different capacities at her churches.  Rozemary was an accomplished seamstress, making almost all the clothes she and her daughters wore when they were young.  Other interests included home decorating, scrapbooking and traveling.  She had an engaging personality and was a fabulous storyteller, making life-long friends wherever she went.  Because of her love and devotion to the Lord, she shared her faith with everyone around her.  Her legacy of faith will continue to be a blessing through her children and grandchildren.

Rozemary is survived by her husband, Joseph; daughters, Michele Todd and husband, Leo, Monica Davenport and husband, David, eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Harvey Glen Dillard and stepson Joseph Paul Graham.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 16, 2020 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.  The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Rozemary's obituary page by clicking on the following link: Celebrationoflife.tv.  After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Rozemary and show their support to her family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to:

Happy Hill Farm, 3846 N. Highway 144, Granbury, Texas 76048, www.happyhillfarm.org.  

Celebrationoflife.tv livestream https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/rozemary-dillard-fournier

 

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I am sorry that you have to go through all of this. The loss is unbearable, but the memories are sweet. May the lovely soul rest blissfully in the gardens of heaven. Cindy Chang, October 17, 2020 Warm wishes to the family we love you very much you are in our prayers. Diane Todd, October 16, 2020 Growing up I have so many memories of the times our families spent together. Rozemary and Joe were both so welcoming, loving, and encouraging, and they raised two amazing daughters. Diane and I spent a lot of time with Michele and Monica when we were young. I can remember even making a trip to see them in Missouri. We grew up and our families moved on, but I will always have a special place in my heart for Rozemary and Joe.
botteribonita@gmail.com, October 13, 2020 Love to you all. I have great memories of Rozemary. A beautiful, kind and gracious lady.
Steve McCabe, October 13, 2020