Former ANA staff member Terri Rossman dies

April 19, 2000 By ekr

Former ANA staff member Terri Rossman dies

Terri Rossman, a former staff member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and wife of immediate past ANA Governor Will Rossman, died Monday, April 17, in Garland,Texas. She was 52 years old.


“We have lost a great friend of the ANA and the hobby,” says ANA President H. Robert Campbell. “The smile on her face was always a welcome sight, and her passing is truly a great loss to her family and her many, many friends in numismatics.”


In the 1980s, Rossman worked briefly and then volunteered at ANA headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She met her husband, Will, who was a grader and authenticator for the ANA Certification Service, at a singles dance in Colorado Springs. They were married in the Garden of Gods Park on August 5, 1988. After leaving Colorado Springs,


Rossman joined the staff of Heritage Rare Coin Galleries of Dallas, Texas. Terri handled VIP customer relations, accounting, and, in her spare time, special projects for Heritage Co-Chairman Steve Ivy. She also served as a national volunteer at ANA conventions.


Will Rossman says, “The day prior (to her death), Terri’s whole family went to a local Renaissance festival as a joint birthday celebration for her and little Terry (her 8-year-old grandchild). Surrounded by her grandchildren, she was totally in her element and reveled in the experience.”


Rossman says he was with his wife when she was stricken and reports that she was quickly past any pain.


“I want to thank everyone who has gotten in touch with me,” Will Rossman says. “The outpouring of sympathy and support has been amazing. Despite the immense sense of loss, it is comforting to realize how many people’s lives she touched. She is gone, but the light she shared lives on in others’ memories.”


Born Terri Coleman on April 10, 1948, in Spokane, Washington, she graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1966 and received a bachelor’s degree from Regis University. Rossman is survived by her husband, Will; two daughters, Jodi Lynn Crump (and husband, Michael) of Dallas, Texas, and Lori Renee Furtado (and husband, Chris) of The Colony, Texas; seven grandchildren, Justin Jurek, Nicole Jurek, Christopher Crump, Terry Stanton, Alyssa Furtado, Connor Furtado and Sarah Furtado; her parents, Kline and Arlyn Coleman of Spokane, Washington; a brother, Stephen Coleman (and wife, Chris) of Arlington, Virginia; and two sisters, Betty Hinchliff (and husband, Jim) of Deer Park, Washington, and Rita Larsen (and husband, Gary) of Spokane, Washington.


Graveside services were scheduled for Thursday, April 20, in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. The family requests that contributions be made in Terri Rossman’s memory to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society at 733 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017; telephone 800/344-4867; Internet; or through local chapters.

Originally Release Date: April 19, 2000

ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9872


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