When Rosmarie becomes a US citizen in 1951, she has her name changed to Rosmarie Trapp, without the “von”.
Her family honors her as sweet, generous and colorful. “She had a positive impact on many lives,” said a statement from the Trapp Family Lodge. Rosemarie spent five years doing missionary work in Papua New Guinea with her sister Maria. She also had her own column in the local newspaper. She loved teaching people how to sing, organized knitting gatherings and ran several thrift stores.
Rosmarie died in a rest home in Morrisville. Last year, her younger sister Eleonore died. Only her brother Johannes is still alive. He is 83 years old.