Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Memories of Rosemary Usher, who died at Christmas

The memorial service took place last Tuesday at St. James's Church Wetherby of Rosemary Usher, a long time resident of Natland. She and Charles were wardens of St. Mark's Home before it was Appletree, and she was an enthusiastic and inspirational worker in the community. As Guide leader she took a minibus of Guides to Austria and will be remembered by many girls for the plays and musicals she involved them in. She accompanied girls to London when they won the Queen's Guide award, and encouraged them in their ideas for a national competition to serve a meal in an unusual place, which they won. (Serving sausage and mash to the crane driver who was erecting the hospital at the time). She was also very interested and involved in crafts, leading the Craft Group and the Craft Fair as she put her efforts into raising funds for the new Village Hall extension.
Click on this link to read the address given by the Rev'd Stroma McDermott, Curate at St. James's.