October 18, 2023 742 PM
Captain Vernon “Vern” Rosson, United States Navy (retired), passed away on October 5, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada, surrounded by family. He was 86. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Louise Carolyn Lakie Rosson. They lived an extraordinary life filled with laughter and adventure and travel. Vernon is also survived by their three children: Marcus Rosson, Allison Dodson (Bill), and Kristin Wescott; and three grandchildren: Shannon Dodson Gibson (Mackenzie), Will Dodson, and Rachel Rosson; and Rachel’s mother, Sharon Vik.
Vern was born in Houston, Texas, on August 27, 1937. The family moved to Port Arthur where he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. He graduated from Lamar University in 1960. Soon after, he accepted a commission in the U.S. Navy and served faithfully for 30 years. Vern and Louise and their family lived in California, Japan, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Greece during those years. Upon retirement they lived first in Newport, Rhode Island, then moved to Marfa, Texas. In August 2023 he and Louise moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was taken from us much too soon.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Should you wish to remember Vern with a memorial gift, we suggest The American Cancer Society, PO Box 1640, Hagerstown, MD 21741, (cancer.org), or the charity of your choice.