Rose Marie (Rosie) Bock Roberts passed away at the age of 88 on September 28, 2018 at Edgewood Vista in Kalispell. She was born on May 11, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Garland and Elvera Bock. Rosie graduated from Lewiston, ID in 1947. Immediately after high school, she attended Sacred Heart School of Nursing graduating as an RN in 1950.
Rosie met her future husband, Jim Roberts, on a blind date in Libby, MT. Married on August 16, 1952, the couple remained in Libby for the rest of their lives. She stayed at home until her youngest child started school. Rosie's first job as a nurse was at Old Libby Hospital. She continued working as a nurse for private practice physicians until her retirement in the early 2000’s.
Mrs. Roberts was well-known as "Gramma Rosie" to family and friends. Her formal training as a nurse was evident in many close relationships as she demonstrated a tireless energy in caring for others. Rosie loved a good joke and had a wonderful sense of humor. Her hobbies included gardening and raising beautiful flowers, producing many exquisite cross-stitched pieces, and knitting afghans. She dabbled in word games and cross-word puzzles.
Rosie was preceded in death by her husband Jim; parents and in-laws; a sister; and brother-in-law.
Survivors include her children Jim (Linda) Roberts; Kathy Bauska; and Mike (Pam) Roberts; grandchildren Jay and Amy Roberts; Caron (Trifon) Demos; and Brian (Catherine) Brooks; great-grandchildren, Gianna and Johnny Demos; brother-in-law Greg, sister-in-law Ila, and numerous nieces, nephews, and many Godchildren.
Mom had an incredible love of God and her Catholic faith which became very apparent as we spent the last few days and hours with her. The family wishes to thank the staff at The Springs in Whitefish, Edgewood Vista and Frontier Hospice in Kalispell for the loving care they gave Mom.
Visitation will be from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 with Rosary to be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 4, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Libby. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memorials may be made to www.schnackenbergfh.com.