Beloved teacher and lifelong learner Rosanne “Rosie” Clayton ’71 spent her time at Santa Clara participating in many extracurricular activities and developing lifelong friendships. It was also where she met and married her husband, Bill Clayton ’71. As a middle school teacher, Rosie was loved by students, teachers, and administrators alike. She had a soft spot for trouble makers with kind hearts and many of her students kept in touch long after leaving. Her love for her students was so strong that she simply couldn’t walk away, leading her family to joke about her annual retirement parties, year after year. Rosie died on July 27, 2021, and is survived by her husband, three children, including son William B. Clayton ’03, and extended family, including niece Laura R. Mason ’00.

05 Oct 2021