Rosalyn Truett

Rosalyn Truett

“We need to honor each other. We honor the parts we play to honor one another. It is important that it goes on. It is very real.”

Vaneta “Rosalyn” Truett offered these words as a final gift to her family and friends on Oct. 23, 2013. She passed peacefully from this life on Nov. 2, 2013 after a brief illness. She was 70 years old.

Ros has been part of the Orcas Island community for almost 20 years. She was known as a “giver”: a giver of time, love, devotion and care. Although a ray of sunshine has been taken from our lives, she illuminates the heavens for all eternity … just as she wished.

In a private ceremony, the last of her physical body will be set free. Ros chose a favorite Orcas Island beach as the scene for the scattering of her ashes.

A public celebration of life will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Orcas Island Senior Center followed by a potluck. Just as Ros welcomed everyone, all are welcome to attend.