Found her on the 1930 Precinct 1, Medina, Texas census (dist 2 img 16) as Rose M. Finger
Found her on the 1940 Other Places, Medina, Texas census (dist 163-2 img 17) as Rose M. Finger
Rosemary Dyess, 86, of Amarillo died Thursday, April 12, 2012.
Rosemary was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Hondo to John and Emma Finger. She graduated from Hondo High School and attended Incarnate Word College in San Antonio. In 1945, Rosemary married James Mabry Dyess in Hondo. They moved to
Amarillo in 1966 with their eight children — five sons and three daughters.
Rosemary was a longtime member of St. Hyacinth's Catholic Church, where she sang in the choir for more than 40 years. She started singing at age 6 and had a beautiful singing voice. She was an active member of the Rosary Altar Society, the Women's Club and many other ministries. One of her greatest joys was being a member of her church, but above all, she loved raising her family and was very proud of her children. She loved being "Gammo" to each one of her grandchildren.
Rosemary was an adored wife, mother and grandmother and will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Emma Theresa Finger; her husband, James Mabry Dyess, in 1994; and a grandson, Brent Douglass.
Survivors include five sons, James Dyess Jr. of Spring, Allan Dyess, John Dyess and Scott Dyess, all of Amarillo, and Eric Nicolas Dyess and wife Justine of Canton; three daughters, Diane Dyess and Madelyn Dyess, both of Amarillo, and Emily Douglass and husband Ken of Spring; a brother, Bernard Thomas Finger of Austin; a sister, Mary Emma Knapp of San Antonio; and seven grandchildren, Carrie Raiyawa and husband Tukai of Spring, Justin Douglass of Houston, Decker Dyess of Amarillo and Tyler Dyess, Jeremy Dyess, Bonnie Rose Dyess and Zachary Dyess, all of Canton. - Amarillo Globe-News April 14, 2012