Marion Irene (Paulson) Rose, 89, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Springmeadows in Bozeman.
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She was born to Martin and Hilda Paulson at Riverside on July 21, 1918, the youngest of four children. She and her family moved to the Flathead Valley when she was 14 years old, and they made their home in the Bigfork area.
She was married on June 28, 1936, to Harry M. Rose. They lived in the Bigfork area until the spring of 1990, when they moved to Bozeman to be near Janet and Gil. Mom loved the Gallatin Valley with the mountains in the distance and the sunny days.
Mom was always a feisty, busy, productive person. She loved to garden, read, camp, fish, try new recipes, crochet and do crafts of all kinds. She painted wonderful oil paintings which she shared with family and friends.
She is survived by her sister, Helen McGuire of Sequim, Wash.; daughter and son-in-law, Gil and Janet Passmore; six grandchildren: Sharon (David) Andersen of Houston, Texas; Janet Rose of Prineville, Ore.; Susan (John) Hatcher of Houston, Texas; John (Malonia) Rose of Anchorage, Alaska; Blake (Kathleen) Passmore of Kalispell; Richard Passmore of Belgrade. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren: Ashley (Martin) Cohen, Ian Andersen, Brendan Passmore, Alex Krug, Nathan Andersen, Jaime Rose, Alyssa Passmore and Bhavani Passmore; and two great-great grandchildren, Madison and Micah Cohen. Also surviving are Jean Rose, Barb Sabo, and sister-in-law Florence Paulson of Bigfork, and several nieces and nephews.
She attended Grace Bible Church and so much appreciated Pastor Bryan's messages. We also want to thank Mac and Shirley Johnson for their visits, prayers and encouragement. It meant so much to her.
Her last year was spent as a resident of Springmeadows, where she received outstanding care. There are no words to express how grateful we are to those who cared for her with such kindness and love. We also want to thank Keven Comer and her staff and hospice for all they have done in caring for her. The family appreciates it so very much.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Grace Bible Church. Burial will be at 10 a.m. July 21 in Fairview Cemetery, Kalispell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to Grace Bible Church for the work of Tim and Emily Tanner; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from July 12 to July 13, 2008