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Rose Catherine Smith

01/08/1930 - 03/25/2020

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Rose “Rosie”, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother, passed away in her sleep on March 25, 2020 at home.  She was born on January 8, 1930 in Kirk, CO to Josephine and Tony Strick.  As a young woman, she loved her parents farm.  This is where she met and married James C. Smith.  They moved to Goodland, KS raising 3 young children.  Later they settled in Murray, UT and Rose continued raising the children while helping Jim start his own heating and air conditioning business.  Rose later started her own business, Town and Country Bowling Lanes.

She was a long and outstanding member of St. Ann Catholic Church.

She is best known by her family and friends as a strong, independent woman and a kind and giving soul.  She will be truly missed.

Rose is survived by her children Linda Morrison, Jim Smith, and Nancy Smith, 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren, 3 sisters and 1 brother.  She is rejoined happily with her husband, brothers, sisters and grandchildren Josh and Brandy.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

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  • Rose was a Wonderful Aunt and had a Beautiful Soul. I went with mom Millie and Rose on several Bowling Tournaments we had a great time. A smile on her face and always willing to talk to you.
    Know you were loved and will be missed!

    — Peggy DeBarea
  • It has always been a blessing to grow up in this large family and yet so hard to see them go, but yet another blessing to know that the faith we grew up in lets us know that they are just moving on with the Lord & we will see them again ! I love you all & Aunt Rose, this is not goodbye, it is till I see you again !! Prayers to you all

    — Cindy Crouse
  • I have known Rose many years & was such a sweet lady .
    Rose was fantastic – Hard working – & Funny & kind.
    She will be missed.

    — Susie Coulthard

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