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B. Perine

B. Rosalie Perine (Hicks)

Tuesday, August 15th, 1939 - Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Bessie Rosalie Perine, 80, departed a life lived victoriously on November 6, 2019 in Montgomery Village, Maryland, where she had resided for four years in the home of her daughter following a diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia.

Known to family and friends as “Rose” and “Aunt Lee”, she was born in Corsica Neck on the Eastern Shore of Maryland on August 13, 1939. Rose was the eldest daughter of the late James H. and Bessie Augusta (Rozier) Hicks. She attended segregated schools in Queen Anne’s County, graduating at the top of her class from Kennard High School in 1957.

In 1964, Rose received her bachelor’s degree from the Morgan State College (now University) in Baltimore, MD. She pursued graduate studies at the University of Maryland in College Park, where she met her late husband, James Lanier Perine. Rose and Jim celebrated over 50 years of marriage before his death in February 2017.

Educated as a chemist, Rose was a “hidden figure” involved in research at the National Institutes of Health in the 1960s. After moving to Central Pennsylvania, she was a lecturer and tutor at Penn State University, then a process engineer at Corning Glass Works. Various employment opportunities took Rose and Jim to the Chicago area, San Diego, and Washington, DC. They spent their retirement years in Las Vegas, NV, where they reveled in entertaining guests with the wonders of the infamous Strip, unlimited buffets, and world-class shows.

Rose was a deeply inspirational, radically welcoming, and high energy person when she was in her prime. She touched many lives and made friends wherever she went. Known for her keen intellect, she frequently reigned undefeated in Boggle and Scrabble. She was a fierce advocate for family and friends in need, fueled by her dogged persistence, and her deep commitment to justice and the welfare of others. She enjoyed filling her home with collectibles, including crystal, jewelry, and buttons. She was a year-around “Santa” to her beloved children, nieces, grandchildren, and grandnephews, giving generously whatever and whenever she could. Everyone was fortunate to have her in their corner.

Rose’s faith in God was steadfast and true. It was a source of great inspiration in times of abundance and of comfort in times of tragedy. She and Jim were especially blessed by the enduring friendships of their Study Group from St. Paul’s United Methodist in State College, PA. In her latter years, Rose enjoyed the loving respect of the community at Grace Episcopal Church in Silver Spring, MD.

In addition to her beloved husband Jim and parents, Rose was preceded in death by her son Keith E. Perine. Celebrating her life and continuing her memory are her sister Mary Ellen “Dusty” Hutt (Morris), daughter Lori A. Perine (Roger Brown) of Montgomery Village, MD; son Kelly L. Perine of Los Angeles, CA; daughter-in-law Melanie Brooks; granddaughters Madeleine Perine-Brown of Montgomery Village, MD and Tamara Perine of Chestertown, MD; three great-grandchildren, and a host of loving sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends from St. Louis, the Eastern Shore, State College, Las Vegas, and other places near and far.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Grace Episcopal Church Silver Spring, MD
    Address
    1607 Grace Church Road
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Grace Episcopal Church Silver Spring, MD
    Address
    1607 Grace Church Road
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
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