BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – Rose Marie (Theriault) Calhoun, 73, died Feb. 2, 2010, at an assisted living facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was born April 9, 1936, in Van Buren, where she grew up. Upon graduating from Van Buren High School, she entered The Good Shepherd Convent, where she dedicated 15 years of her life within that community. During that period she graduated from St. Joseph College, North Windham, acquiring a teaching degree. She loved teaching, especially math. Students dubbed her “the walking computer.” As “Sister St. Rose of Jesus” she went on to teach in Doneldson, Tenn.; Biddeford; Lawrence, Mass.; and Van Buren. Completing 15 years as a nun in the convent of The Good Shepherd, she entered a new phase of life as a lay person, where she taught school in East Hartford, Conn., for seven years. While there she had the honor of being nominated Teacher of the Year. Rose then moved to Florida, where she met Richard Calhoun. They married and lived in Lantana, Fla., for 25 years. Because of the many hurricanes they relocated to Blairsville, Ga. Rose was predeceased by her parents, Leon and Catherine Theriault; brothers, Roger and Gene Theriault; and brothers-in-law, Leonel “Herby” Cyr and Armand “Pete” Corbin. She is survived by 10 siblings, Theresa Melanson of Vernon, Conn., Reno Theriault and wife, Jeannette, of Morganston, N.C., Claude Theriault and wife, Mary Jane, of Hampstead, N.C., Jeannine Cyr of South Windsor, Conn., Rachel Corbin of Cromwell, Conn., Gemma Frank and husband, Patrick, of Madwaska, Pauline Theriault of Tamarac, Fla., Lolita Plourde and husband, Daniel, of Caribou, Patricia Smith and husband, Robert, of Tolland, Conn., and Reynold Theriault and wife, Jeanne, of Van Buren; many nieces and nephews. In lieu of a funeral, a memorial service will be held this summer.