Rosalee Bingham obituary (1929 – 2021) – Port Angeles, WA
Rosalee was born on July 16, 1929 in Lynden, Washington, to Leroy Kingsley Guy and Edna (Twiss) Guy. As a child, Rosalee lived on a farm in Lyndon. After the death of her father, at the age of 8, she moved to Olympia with her mother and sister Virginia (Guy) Haines. She graduated from Olympia High School in 1947, then attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, where she met her husband Vance F. Bingham and graduated in 1951.
Rosalee and Vance were married on March 3, 1951 in Olympia, WA.
Their deep friendship, love and marriage lasted almost 70 years. During their early years, Rosalee and Vance lived in Seattle while Vance served two years in the United States Navy, after which they moved to Anchorage, Alaska. Vance worked in the family-owned auto parts chain and Rosalee taught in elementary school. In 1955, Rosalee and Vance returned to Seattle for Vance to attend the UW School of Dentistry. While Vance attended college, Rosalee again taught at the school and looked after her son Vance Jr. (born 1955) and daughter Kathy (born 1957). After Vance graduated from dental school in 1960, Rosalee and Vance moved their family to Port Angeles to open a dental practice. His son David joined the family soon after (born 1961).
Once settled in Port Angeles, Rosalee and Vance became active in the First Baptist Church in Port Angeles, where she remained a member until the day of her death. Rosalee was unwavering in her Christian faith and shared it with her family and others in her life.
She was a member of PEO in Port Angeles for 60 years, as a founding member of the CR chapter, and later a member of the FM chapter. She especially enjoyed working on scholarships * for women. After her kids all left for college and beyond, she joined Vance in their dental practice as an office manager for 25 years.
Rosalee was loved by friends for her welcoming nature, the door to her house was always open with a smile. Until her last days, Rosalee maintained long-standing friendships with childhood and college friends, others from Vance’s Navy and dental school years, and the deep friendships she has. trained in Port Angeles.
Rosalee was known for her unwavering love and service to the Lord, her husband, her family, friends and her church. His greatest joy was the days spent with his family and friends, whatever adventure Vance concocted. Rosalee loved to pack the family for sailing, skiing and hiking, rain or shine, as long as they were together. It was the mark of her marriage, her family and her unwavering trust in her husband Vance.
Rosalee was predeceased by her parents and sister Virginia, and her husband Vance in 2015. Rosalee is survived by her children Vance K. Bingham (Renton), Kathy Bassett (Lacey) and David and his wife Janice (White ) Bingham (Port Angeles); niece Barbara (Haines) Collier; and grandchildren Megan Bassett and husband Geoff Phillips, Kelly Bingham, Christopher Bingham, Ryan, wife Ronni and children Davanee and Ryatt Bingham; and Kyle and his wife Vanesa Bingham; and a number of cousins from the Guy and Twiss family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to local * PEO scholarships, Clallam County Hospice Service Groups, and the First Baptist Church in Port Angeles.
* PEO is a philanthropic organization where women CELEBRATE the advancement of women; EDUCATE women through Cottey College scholarships, grants, prizes, loans and stewardship and MOTIVATE women to achieve their highest aspirations.
Individual donor checks (tax deductible) should be made payable to the PEO Foundation and sent to the PEO Foundation, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312.
Posted by Peninsula Daily News on Aug 8, 2021.