Rosemary Borland Dean

July 6, 1934 - January 22, 2023

Rosemary Borland Dean, 88, died Sunday, January 22, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth Hospital, Beaumont. She was born July 6, 1934, in Cotton Valley, Louisiana, to Grace Shaw Borland and Alvin Borland.

Rosemary was raised in Cotton Valley, Louisiana with her sister, Ann. She graduated from Cotton Valley High School, where she was Homecoming Queen. She then graduated from Louisiana Tech with a teaching degree. Rosemary married Bruce Dean in 1962 and they had a son, Kevin, in 1964.

They lived in several cities in the south related to Bruce’s employment as a chemical engineer with International Paper Company. They lived in Springhill, LA, Camden, AR, Mobile, AL and Texarkana, TX where they ultimately retired. Everywhere they lived they met new friends. Rosemary was active in her communities, her churches as a Sunday school teacher and Kevin’s schools. After Kevin was grown, Rosemary worked tirelessly at the Mission Texarkana Friendship Center helping people with food, financial aid, clothing, skills training and employment. She found the volunteer work both demanding and rewarding.

Rosemary & Bruce relocated to Beaumont, TX in 2012 to be near their family, Kevin, Amy, Benjamin & Matthew. Rosemary cherished all the great times especially watching Benjamin & Matthew grow up. She oversaw sleepovers, birthday parties & family gatherings while maintaining friendships with people she’d met over the years. Rosemary never turned down prayer & fellowship, a person in need, or a good long phone conversation with her sister, Ann.

We would like to thank all of her wonderful caregivers over the last few years. Their care was such an amazing act of love. We’d also like to thank the late Dr. George Thomas, Dr. K. Senthilkumar, Dr. Emmett Mackan, Dr. Iumy Torres, Dr. Ian Angel, Dr. Allen McGrew, Dr. Jackson Porter and all of their office staff for their excellent care.

Rosemary is survived by her children, Dr. Kevin Dean and his wife, Amy; grandchildren, Benjamin Dean and Matthew Dean; and sister, Ann Beasley and her husband, Bill, of Jonesboro, Arkansas.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bruce Dean.

A gathering of Mrs. Dean’s family and friends will be from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2023, at the residence of Dr. Kevin and Amy Dean. The family will gather for her interment at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2023, at Old Sarepta Cemetery in Sarepta, Louisiana under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.


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Graveside Service

Old Sarepta Cemetery
  • Sarepta, Louisiana, 71071,
  • January 27, 2023
  • 2:00 pm

Comments (11)

    Kathy & Jim Snider says:

    I was never very good a cards, but she was always willing to be my partner. Such a sweet, loving heart. Prayers for comfort of the loss of this precious loved one.

    Annetta Craigen says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Dr. Dean and Amy, the boys have grown up so quickly. Such good looking guys. Good men from good stock. I know you will miss your mother so much but know you will be with her again one day. Love, James and Annetta

    Lauren McCartney says:

    Dr. Dean & Family, My condolences to you and your family. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers.????????❤️

    Stephanie Vanskike says:

    My sincerest sympathies to you, Amy, your sons & family. May the Lord comfort each of you during this difficult time.

    Will Leonard says:

    Kevin – I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Prayers to your family.

    Jane and Ian Angel says:

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to Kevin, Amy, Benjamin and Matthew. Much love and prayers for peace.

    Marla Francis Cummings says:

    I am so sorry to hear of her passing. At family reunions, she was always such a delight to talk with. She will be missed.

    Jimmy & Dana Bethune says:

    Kevin & Amy, we’re are so sorry for the passing of Rosemary. I know the past several years have not been easy. We both loved her & Bruce so much. May God bless you with love & comfort at this difficult time. God bless you, Jimmy & Dana Bethune

    Gloria lopez-Coleman and Family says:

    Sending our deepest condolences and Prayers to your family.

    Susie Brown says:

    So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers sent to all of you.

    Alice and Alvin Simon says:

    So very, very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. RIP Mrs. Dean.

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