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Rose Christensen

 


Rose Christensen, 87, died at her home in Ronan, Mont., on Nov. 14, 2010. She was born to Wilbur LaFrance and Marie (Ledeau) LaFrance on Oct. 22, 1923, in Thorne, N.D.

Rose graduated from high school in Marysville, N.D., in 1939. She married James W. Christensen on March 18, 1962 in Fort Benton.

In her younger years, she was a waitress. When the family moved to Kalispell, she was a bookkeeper for the B&B for many years, but the career she was most proud of was homemaker. She treasured every moment she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Rose had many hobbies and interests, such as knitting, crocheting and seamstress. She enjoyed crafts and was able to make any craft item she saw. She loved spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling. Rose was an avid gardener, and maintained a very large vegetable garden, fruit trees, and beautiful flower gardens. Rose was a member of the M. S. Society, American Heart Society and Mothers March of Dimes.

Rose is preceded in death by her husband, James Christensen; brothers, Eugene LaFrance and Art LaFrance; sisters, Emelda Lahey, Jeanette Averyand Evelyn Johnston.

Rose is survived by daughter, Sharon Kjorvestad of Ronan, Mont. ; son Larry Kjorvestad of Polson Mont. ; grandson, Tony Olson (Lauren Crabtree) of Missoula Mont. ; granddaughter, Deanna Olson (Eddy Boucher) of Havre Mont. ; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Boucher, Ethan Boucher and Riley Boucher of Havre Mont. ; sisters, Laura Armstrong of Devils Lake N. D. and Albina Warp of Phoenix Ariz. ; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Services for Rose will be Thursday Nov. 18, 2010, 1p. m. at Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home. There will be a viewing Thursday prior to services from 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. Memorials may be made to the MS Society 1601 Second Ave., North Great Falls, MT. 59401.

Johnson–Gloschat Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for Rose's family. You are invited to go to http://www.jgfuneralhome.com to view Rose's guest book, offer condolences and share memories.

Rose Christensen, 87, died at her home in Ronan, Mont., on Nov. 14, 2010. She was born to Wilbur LaFrance and Marie (Ledeau) LaFrance on Oct. 22, 1923, in Thorne, N.D.

Rose graduated from high school in Marysville, N.D., in 1939. She married James W. Christensen on March 18, 1962 in Fort Benton.

In her younger years, she was a waitress. When the family moved to Kalispell, she was a bookkeeper for the B&B for many years, but the career she was most proud of was homemaker. She treasured every moment she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Rose had many hobbies and interests, such as knitting, crocheting and seamstress. She enjoyed crafts and was able to make any craft item she saw. She loved spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling. Rose was an avid gardener, and maintained a very large vegetable garden, fruit trees, and beautiful flower gardens. Rose was a member of the M. S. Society, American Heart Society and Mothers March of Dimes.

Rose is preceded in death by her husband, James Christensen; brothers, Eugene LaFrance and Art LaFrance; sisters, Emelda Lahey, Jeanette Averyand Evelyn Johnston.

Rose is survived by daughter, Sharon Kjorvestad of Ronan, Mont. ; son Larry Kjorvestad of Polson Mont. ; grandson, Tony Olson (Lauren Crabtree) of Missoula Mont. ; granddaughter, Deanna Olson (Eddy Boucher) of Havre Mont. ; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Boucher, Ethan Boucher and Riley Boucher of Havre Mont. ; sisters, Laura Armstrong of Devils Lake N. D. and Albina Warp of Phoenix Ariz. ; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Services for Rose will be Thursday Nov. 18, 2010, 1p. m. at Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home. There will be a viewing Thursday prior to services from 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. Memorials may be made to the MS Society 1601 Second Ave., North Great Falls, MT. 59401.

Johnson–Gloschat Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for Rose's family. You are invited to go to www.jgfuneralhome.com to view Rose's guest book, offer condolences and share memories.

 

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