On Sunday August 7th, 2022, Rosemary Kathryn (Serrato) Lufkin, at age 67, peacefully made her voyage to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior. It was a beautiful day in Seattle, the hummingbirds were at her window, rabbits and squirrels were also enjoying the sunshine. It was serene and warm, as if a talented artist had hand painted the perfect scene to be hung in an art museum, just the way she would’ve wanted it.
Rosemary was born on July 8th, 1955, in Orange, California. She was welcomed by 2 loving parents, John and Angela Serrato, and many adoring siblings that she loved in turn all her life. A nickname that stuck with her since childhood was Lovie, a nod to her loving and giving nature. She grew up basking in the sunshine and enjoying the beaches and palm trees. She kept a fondness for California her entire life and made visits to see family as often as possible.
At 17 years old she became a born again Christian and her faith became a moving force in her life until her final breath. At 19 she was married, and shortly thereafter moved to Montana. From that marriage she had 2 children, Isaiah Michael Eastman and Bethany Lana (Eastman) Hubbard. Even though the marriage ended she remained a devoted and loving mother, being a mother was a true joy for her.
In her early 30’s Rosemary moved to Washington to attend Highline Community College in Des Moines, where she worked and studied hard to become a Dental Assistant. Rosemary had an amazing gift with her patients and was always receiving words of praise from the doctors and co-workers. She had a way of lighting up a room and her smile was full of kindness and happiness. She worked as a Dental Assistant for many years and continued her work in the Dental Field in different areas. One of her favorite positions was as a Treatment Coordinator, working with children and expectant mothers to help educate them on proper dental care. She loved helping children and giving back to the community.
In 1999 Rosemary married Walter Lufkin, the love of her life. She gained 3 stepchildren and many more extended family members. They enjoyed 23 years of marriage together, traveling and spending time with family and friends. They took many Caribbean cruises together, trips to Hawaii, Florida, California and Montana to see children and grandchildren. She wanted to be anywhere there was sunshine and warm weather. Rosemary will be greatly missed. She was such a beautiful and kind soul and loved by so many. She was a ray of light and positivity to all she knew and loved. She enjoyed bringing family together and was always able to make it memorable and fun.
She is preceded in her death by her parents John and Angela Serrato, her brothers John Jr. and Michael.
She is survived by her husband Walter, siblings Gloria, Gregory, Magdalene and Edward, her son Isaiah and his children, Austin, Allison and Amaya, her daughter Bethany (Marcus) and her children, Dylan and Keeley, her stepchildren William (Angela), Jeffrey and Danielle and many step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Rosemary did not wish to have a memorial service, but wanted everyone to remember the love, light and laughter she brought into our lives during her time with us. She is now smiling and laughing in Heaven, with her beautiful raven colored hair, surely wearing something that is sparkly because she loved anything that was shiny or sparkly. Reunited with loved ones that have passed before her, she is now pain free and made whole again.
During her last few days, she was brought tremendous comfort and peace by the amazing doctors and nurses at Evergreen Health Hospice. They cared for her as if she was family and looked over us as well. If you wish to do something to honor Rosemary, please make a donation in her name to Evergreen Health Hospice. Thank you all for loving Mom and being a part of her life.