Rose Marie Morris Stamm of Henrico, VA passed away at age 77 on Thursday, February 2, 2023 after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. Her life ended peacefully, with her children, grandchildren and husband by her side, surrounding her with love.
Rose was born in Port Royal, SC on December 9, 1945 to Julius and Kathryn Morris. She had red hair, green eyes, and a southern accent. She met her beloved husband Fred Stamm III at a dance in Charleston. After a whirlwind romance, the pair eloped on January 28, 1965 before Fred shipped out for a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy. They went on to enjoy 58 happy years of marriage which brought them two daughters and six grandchildren.
The couple relocated to Virginia in 1966. After several years in the Northern Neck, where they welcomed their daughters Kimberly and Katie, the family moved to the Richmond area. Rose worked as a beautician before buying a typewriter and training herself as a secretary. She began her decades-long career as an executive secretary at Best Products, before retiring with CarMax.
Rose adored her family and wore the title of “Ma Ma” proudly. She was happiest spending life’s moments and milestones with her loved ones – celebrating holidays, going on trips and attending graduations, performances and sports games for her grandkids. Rose also loved shopping and being near the water. She considered the beach her happy place. She was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many.
She was preceeded in death by both of her parents; and siblings JW, Charles, Robert and Patricia. She is survived by her husband; her daughters Kimberly (Roger) and Katie (Mike); grandchildren Kaitlyn (Donnie), Kendall, Savannah, Jamie, Kasey and Sydney Rose.
There will not be a funeral service. Instead, the family is planning to hold a celebration of life for Rose in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (ocrahope.org
) are appreciated.