Louise Rossi Anslow
December 3, 1930 - January 1, 2009
Louise Rossi Anslow died Jan. 1, 2009 at her home in Pine. She was born Dec. 3, 1930 in Detroit, Mich., the first of five children born to John and Genevieve Rossi.
She graduated from De Paul University in Chicago, where she achieved her master’s degree in the field of music. She taught music in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas before returning to southeast Michigan. She taught and later coordinated both vocal and instrumental music classes for all grade levels in the Warren Consolidated School District of Michigan for 28 years.
Mrs. Anslow was influential in the growth and development of the Warren Symphony Orchestra, serving for 26 consecutive years on its board of directors. In honor of her many years of service, the orchestra is endowing the Louise Rossi Anslow Chair through memorial gifts.
She married Dr. Richard D. Anslow on June 25, 1977. After their retirement in August of 2000, they relocated to Pine. Together they shared the love of travel, entertaining guests, and community service. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Payson.
Mrs. Anslow’s musical talents led her to join the Payson Choral Society and the Friends of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, where she became a board member of the statewide opera organization. She also offered her skills as assistant-organist for Community Presbyterian Church of Payson. She played key leadership roles in the Pine-Strawberry Take Pride organization. Her red rose transplants at the entrance to the Portal IV community represent her ability to share the beauty of life to those around her.
Mrs. Anslow is survived by her husband, Richard of Pine; stepdaughter, Susan A. (Eric) Williams and grandchildren, Margaret and Emily, all residing in Jamestown, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Lynn K. Anslow, residing in Silver Spring, Md.; siblings, Susan Lalonde, John Rossi, Frank Rossi and Richard Rossi, all residing in southeast Michigan.
A memorial service for Mrs. Anslow will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Mountain Bible Church, 302 E. Rancho Road, Payson. The Rev. Daniel F. Tantimonaco of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will preside. Another memorial service will be held Jan. 31 in Detroit, Mich. Memorial donations may be sent to one of the following charitable efforts: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Music Fund, 1000 N. Easy St., Payson, AZ 85541; Community Presbyterian Church Music Maintenance Fund, 800 W. Main St., Payson, AZ 85541; or Warren Symphony Orchestra Louise Rossi Anslow Chair, 4504 E. Nine Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48091.