On the morning of January 2, 2016, Rose Ann Scott (Serven/Penney) peacefully departed at Saint Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. after a brief and comfortable recurrence of breast cancer.

An informal public celebration of Rose Ann’s life will take place between 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 at the Top Of The Lake restaurant at 301 Lake St. in Penn Yan, N.Y. All are welcome to attend and to share stories or fond memories. For any questions, please contact Bryan Serven at 585-643-1758.

Born March 21, 1950 in Batavia, N.Y., Rose Ann spent a fruitful 65 years imparting love, optimism, and knitted goods to those around her. After five decades in the Finger Lakes region of Western New York, she made the trek to the opposite coast to call Olympia home, and fell in love with the region and artistic community. A renaissance woman in her own right, Rose Ann was a true creative with an abundant and storied history of music, art, prose, and poetry. She found renewed passion in the arts after her original cancer diagnosis, which helped her to find comfort, purpose, and resolve during this second lease on life.

Rose Ann was predeceased by her parents, Mary Ann Scott (Cravotta) and Ignatius Louis Scott, and brother, Michael.

She is survived by her sons, Scott and Bryan Serven; grandson Christopher Rankin; brothers Joseph and Ignatius Scott; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins aplenty.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Harmony Hill Retreat Center in Union, Wash., which has helped Rose Ann and countless others find peace in living with cancer.