Rosalind McCulley

MCCULLEY, Rosalind Coleman, 82, of Warrenton, Virginia, homemaker and long-time volunteer for Fauquier Hospital and the Fauquier County Public Library, died on December 5, 2012, at Fairfax Inova Hospital from injuries sustained in a severe automobile accident on November 25.

“Roz” was born September 16, 1930, in Wheeling, West Virginia, and was the youngest of the six children of Margaret Giles Coleman and Judge Leo A. Coleman.

She attended Triadelphia High School, before moving to Germany with her family when her father accepted an assignment with the Nuremburg War Crimes Commission after World War II. She completed her high school studies as a member of the inaugural class at Wiesbaden High School, part of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools.

On her return to the United States, she attended Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross in Washington D.C. After college, she worked for the Girl Scout Council and as a news reporter for WTRF-TV in Wheeling, and then relocated to Ohio, where she was an editor at the Kettering-Oakwood Times.

It was in Dayton that she met her husband, whom she married in 1961 at St. Michael’s Church in Wheeling.

Rosalind had been a resident of Warrenton, Virginia since 1984, after having lived in Camp Springs, Md., since 1964. She was often the co-pilot and navigator for her husband as they flew their experimental-class airplane, the “Wittman Tailwind”, into Ohio County Airport and to Florida, Texas, and Arkansas. She was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton and St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Camp Springs.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her three sisters and brothers- in law; Peggy Coleman Torrence and her husband, Findley, of Xenia Ohio; Kathleen Coleman Hastings and her husband, Kevin, of Basking Ridge, New Jersey; and Barbara Coleman Dowling and her husband, William, of Homestead, Florida. She was also predeceased by two brothers, John J. Coleman of Wheeling, and Gerard G. Coleman of Annapolis, Maryland.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. James A. McCulley, of Warrenton; three daughters, Carolyn McCulley, of Arlington, Virginia, Alice McCulley Barber and husband, Frederick, of Frisco, Texas, and Elizabeth McCulley Oman and husband Andrew, of Fairfax, Virginia; and six grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Molly Armbrecht Coleman, of Annapolis, and Nancy V. Coleman, of Wheeling; four nieces; and four nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 10th, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton. Interment followed at 2 p.m. in Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper, Virginia.

Arrangements were by Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton, Virginia.