Our favorite aunt and grandmother passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 28, 2020, just a few weeks short of her 99th birthday.
Rose was born in Utah to Swedish immigrant parents, Gustave Anderson and Astrid Blomquist. She was raised in Sugarhouse. Rose married Wayne Rasmussen on February 22, 1941. They were married for 59 years when Wayne passed in 2000.
Rose has lived to see many historic events: The Great Depression, WW2, many other wars, the 60's, 70's and 80's. She was always watching the news and reading current events and never missed an opportunity to vote. She was a strong and resilient woman, able to always make ends meet. She took care of herself and her family. Like many women at the time, Rose went into the workforce during WW2 to support the war effort and the American economy. Back at home, Rose started her own business, selling worms to earn extra money. She had a very loyal customer base and was known for her night crawlers amongst the locals.
Rose is remembered most as a caregiver to so many in the family. We all knew the day would come, but she stayed with us so long it makes it harder to let go. She is deeply missed.
Rose is preceded in death by three brothers (Axel, Carl, and Gustave), 4 sisters (Johanna, Ester, June and Astrid), her twin brother Bud, and her son James Wayne.
She is survived by her daughter (Audrey), six grandchildren (Amy, Charles, Jessica, Cody, Heather, and Jacia), and countless nieces and nephews and many greats and great-greats.
A visitation will be held Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 5 to 7 pm, and Monday, August 3, 2020 from 8:30 to 9:30 am at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South). A graveside service will be held Monday August 3, 2020 at 10 am at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South, Millcreek. Masks are required and social distancing is encouraged.