Beverly Rosen

Obituary of Beverly Ann Rosen

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Beverly Ann Rosen, 81, daughter of Ann Makar and Bruno Bukowski, of Detroit, Michigan, died peacefully on March 9th, 2023 at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation on Boone, NC. Bev, a resident of Boone since 1987, was a ceaseless volunteer and still managed to hold jobs while raising three children. She volunteered for many organizations which included the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, the Humane Society, working with the elderly and various duties within the Catholic Church. She was a prominent member of M.A.S.C. in Boone and supported equal rights for all. Bev became a nurse later in life after obtaining her degree at Spruce Pine College. Among her many jobs, Bev was a private duty nurse, a medical secretary, a legal secretary, and a sales clerk. She loved ballet and theatre and acted in many Little Theatre Productions. She sang as often as she could including St Hugo of The Hills Church choir, barbershop and glee clubs. A lover of music, she took violin instruction for five years, played piano for many and instilled that love of music in her children. She had a passion for needlework (counted cross-stich) and many people were the recipients of her handwork. One of her proudest accomplishments was getting six groups together to sew six of the quilt panels for the National AIDS Memorial Quilt, for those lost from Boone during the epidemic. Bev loved to travel and visited many countries including England, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Thailand. With her late husband Harry, they flew in his private plane to 49 of the 50 states. She hosted international exchange students from France and Brazil. She was preceded in death by Harry Rosen, her husband and Lori Lynn Cavanaugh, her daughter. Bev is survived by Timothy Patrick Cavanaugh and Christopher Michael Cavanaugh, her sons, Ryan Patrick Cavanaugh, her grandson, Jaxon Scott Cavanaugh, her great grandson and sister Nancy Adamski. A memorial mass and reception for Beverly will be held Wednesday morning, April 19, 2023 at 10 o'clock at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Boone. Online condolences may be shared at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Rosen family.
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