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Community remembers Jupiter mother killed in crash

Posted at 8:33 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 20:34:00-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -  — A Jupiter mother is being remembered for her positive influence in the community and helping those in need.

Abbie Rosemeyer, 44, was killed in a crash Monday night, but her legacy will leave a lasting impact in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.

"A lot of people say she must have had more than one closet to hold the number of hats that she wore," said Elizabeth Dashiell, who met Rosemeyer from Girl Scouts.

A champion for change, for children and for women's rights, Rosemeyer did it all.

"While some of us talk about how important it is to live in the moment, Abbie was one of those people that actually did," Dashiell said.

The mother of two fought fearlessly for her kids, while also serving as a board member for Families First of Palm Beach County. She was active in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and Rosemeyer spoke with WPTV in May after Boy Scouts of America dropped the name boy.

"Every kid that wants to be a Scout should get the opportunity to be a Scout," she said. "It just teaches them how to be good people and we need more of that."

"I attribute a lot of her leadership skills stem from her experience in scouting as well as being a community leader," said Monge Codio, the CEO of SandyPines Residential Treatment Center for children and adolescents.

Rosemeyer served as director of business development at SandyPines.

"Abbie is kind of like the chandelier in a beautiful home, her legacy will remain and she loved the kids," Codio said. "She was the backbone of our facility because she was the way we communicated the great work that our team was doing here and in the community."

On Monday night, Rosemeyer was killed while driving on State Road 80 near Belle Glade when she collided with a semi. Florida Highway Patrol says the semi was traveling eastbound on State Road 80 in the left turn lane and Rosemeyer was driving westbound when the semi attempted to make a left turn onto an access road. FHP says that's when Rosemeyer collided with the trailer. The crash remains under investigation.

Rosemeyer's friends are remembering her kind soul, her leadership and encouraging others to follow her lead by getting more involved in the community.

"Her impact was so great, spread across all parts of the community," Dashiell said. "She truly embodies what it means to embrace life joyously and with complete and utter fearlessness."

A fundraising page has been set up to help her husband and two young kids during this difficult time.