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Celebrating the life of
Rosemary Ford Lanahan
Passed away on November 01, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • A Private Graveside Will Be Held At Later Date.

A wonderful, dear friend who has now joined Jack (and Suzy) We had great times together from Resorts to the Bahamas. Love to you all. Bob Lee

Robert Stephens, Irvington,, Virginia

Brian, Kayne and Ellen I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a special lady that I remember from a long time ago as your across the street neighbor on Clovelly Road. Take care of each other and God bless. Rowland

Rowland Williams, Richmond, Va

Dear Kayne, I just saw your mom’s obituary in the Richmond paper and it brought back some nice memories of her. I’ll never forget our trip with the CMS girls over to the Greenbrier and your mom took great care of us. She was quite an accomplished woman, and I know she was proud of you. Thinking of you and your family, all the best, love, Boodie

Boodie McGurn, Richmond, Va

Kanye.....my condolences.... I Hope you remember me. I cared for her overnight. Grapes and crackers at bedtime FOX news in the morning. Cooking her breakfast in the morning... I'll miss her allways as I'm sure you Will!!!!

Jake, Savannah,

Rosemary Ford Lanahan, died peacefully at her home in Savannah, GA on Friday, November 1, 2019. She was born on April 7, 1929 in Albany, N.Y. to John Ford and Katherine (Halpin) Ford. After graduating from Alburtus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut, she went on to become a fashion writer in New York City for publications such as Charm Magazine (later Mademoiselle), Women’s Wear Daily and Home Furnishings Daily. There she met her husband, John Stevenson Lanahan, to whom she was married for 45 years until his passing in 1998. Together, they raised three children. She came back to writing later in life, crafting the text for the Virginia Museum cookbook “Virginia Celebrates!” as well as the definitive book on the history of the Tides Inn in Irvington, VA. She was a loving mother, gourmet cook, a skilled gardener, a passionate decorator and antique hunter, a gracious host and a loving friend. She was a life-long cat lover and showed immense compassion for all living beings, regularly contributing to over a dozen charities. She is best remembered for her elegant style, luminous smile, her quick wit and humor, and her loving manner.

She is survived by her three children, Margaret Kayne Lanahan, Brian James Lanahan and Ellen Ford (Lanahan) Rowland, and four grandchildren: Owen and Oliver Lanahan, and Jamie and Sunny Rowland.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Richmond, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made in Rosemary’s name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research at: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate/our-goal-urgently-needed-cure?smcid=ap-a1b1R0000086fJ2

 

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A wonderful, dear friend who has now joined Jack (and Suzy) We had great times together from Resorts to the Bahamas. Love to you all. Bob Lee

Robert Stephens, Irvington,, Virginia

Brian, Kayne and Ellen I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a special lady that I remember from a long time ago as your across the street neighbor on Clovelly Road. Take care of each other and God bless. Rowland

Rowland Williams, Richmond, Va

Dear Kayne, I just saw your mom’s obituary in the Richmond paper and it brought back some nice memories of her. I’ll never forget our trip with the CMS girls over to the Greenbrier and your mom took great care of us. She was quite an accomplished woman, and I know she was proud of you. Thinking of you and your family, all the best, love, Boodie

Boodie McGurn, Richmond, Va

Kanye.....my condolences.... I Hope you remember me. I cared for her overnight. Grapes and crackers at bedtime FOX news in the morning. Cooking her breakfast in the morning... I'll miss her allways as I'm sure you Will!!!!

Jake, Savannah,


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