Rosalie "Rose" Kilgore
December 28, 1925 - September 16, 2018
At the age of 92, Rosalie Rose Kilgore died peacefully on Sunday, September 16th from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. In keeping with her selfless nature, she took her leave quietly after spending the entire day with her family by her side. She was born in Salem and raised on a cattle farm outside of Turner, OR. Milking cows, tending to farm animals, canning, sewing and cooking instilled in her a strong work ethic she displayed throughout her life. Mom gave birth to five children, but she loved and "raised" many, many more in our humble home in Turner. Throughout our childhood, teen years and even into adulthood, the family home was filled with the laughter and joy of grandchildren and friends as a result of having such wonderful
Mom was loving, kind, selfless, non-judgmental and welcoming to all who entered. She spent endless hours dedicated to the needs of her family, always putting us as her first priority. She adored travels throughout Oregon, other states and Canada. Some of her fondest memories were of family and friends' fishing trips to Oregon's high lakes.
Throughout her 15 year battle with Alzheimer's Disease, she continued to exude warmth to others suffering the same fate never complaining of her own. Countless caregivers and residents fell in love with her for her spunk, quick wit and outrageous sense of humor which she displayed in abundance until the very end. Every child deserves and should be so lucky to have a mother like ours. Although our hearts are heavy, we take comfort in knowing how very, very fortunate we all were to have her at our side for so long.
Rosalie was predeceased by her husband Lee and is survived by her children, Norval, Pam (John), Marsha (Jeff), Darletta, and Teresa. Grandchildren, Matt (Theresa), Scott (Kelley), Amanda (Michael), great grandchildren Austin, Katelynn, Miranda, Emma and Aubrey Rose as well as great-great grandchildren, step grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and numerous adults who consider her their "second mother”. At Rosalie’s request no funeral services will be held. Contributions in her name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1311 NW 21st Ave., Portland, Oregon 97210.
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