Rosemary Lackaye

Rosemary Lackaye, an avid horsewoman, a respected local businesswoman and a well-loved member of the Maturango Museum staff, died on Feb. 14, 2013. She was 72.

A celebration of her life will be held at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel at 11 a.m. on March 2, with a gathering at Casa Corona after the ceremony.

Rosemary was born on May 14, 1940, in Culver City and moved to Ridgecrest in 1968.

She loved adventuring in the Sierra on horseback and went on the Death Valley ’49ers ride many times. She was also a potter and had a tax and bookkeeping business in Ridgecrest for many years. At the Maturango Museum, she was the art gallery coordinator and helped with many of the museum’s fundraising activities.

She is survived by her daughters Susan Lackaye Lemon of Ridgecrest and Mary Bridget Lackaye of Santa Barbara, sons Robert Lackaye of Long Beach and Steve Lackaye of Ridgecrest, friend and former husband Robert S. Lackaye of Ridgecrest, and grandchildren Adrian, Resa, Kristin, Rio and Robert.

Donations in her memory may be sent to the Maturango Museum.

Story First Published: 2013-02-27