Rosalie Calvert Culver died peacefully on December 4, 2013 at home with her four sons at her bedside. She was 88.
A Celebration of Rosalie's life will be at 11:30 am on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St. Boulder, CO.
She was born in Baltimore, the daughter of Howard and Mary Graham Bruce. She was descended from and named after Rosalie Steir Calvert, a matriarch of a prominent early southern Maryland family. She attended the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore and graduated from St. Timothy's School in Catonsville in 1943. She attended the University of Maryland for one year before enrolling in the Frontier Nursing Service in Kentucky. She was a mid-wife's assistant, traveling on horseback to reach her patients remote areas of Kentucky.
Rosalie married Charles C. Fenwick in June, 1946. They lived in Glyndon, MD and had four sons, Charles C. Fenwick, Jr., H. Bruce Fenwick, Edwin A. Fenwick, and John G. Fenwick. After a divorce she married Donald M. Culver and lived in Lafayette, CO for over fifty years.
Throughout her life she enjoyed horse showing, fox hunting, shooting, fishing, tennis, gardening, birds, and wildlife. Her husband Donald and she enjoyed great success for many years breeding both Charolais and then Black Angus cattle from Boulder Valley Farm and Owl Creek Ranches in Walden, CO. She also owned a number of successful steeplechase horses including 1980 Maryland Hunt Cup winner Dosdi.
For many years Rosalie was a director of Stratford Hall, the home of Robert E. Lee. Also she managed the Mill Reef Fund in Antigua, WI for years benefiting the less fortunate on the island.
Mr. Culver predeceased her in June, 2012. In addition to her four sons, she is survived by two stepsons, Daniel B. Culver and John K. Culver, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren all of whom gave her great pleasure.