Roselyn L. “Rosy”
Birch, 86, of Boise, Idaho passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at her home with
loved ones by her side.
Rosy was born to
Hugh and Mary Snodgrass on July 4, 1928 in Three Forks, Montana, the youngest
of three daughters.
She was raised in
Star, Idaho and graduated from Star High School in 1945.
In 1946 Rosy married Walter E. “Gene”
Together they raised three
children, Jerry L. (Linda), James E. (Helen), and Carla Jo Birch.
Rosy worked at various jobs as a bookkeeper
and retired late in life.
She loved her square
dancing friends and enjoyed lots of fun-filled times with them.
One of her greatest joys in life were her
children and grandchildren.
surviving grandchildren are Debbie (Mitch) Miller, Nampa, Tara (Korey) Howell,
Nampa, David (Amy) Birch, Kuna, Tiffany (Jason) Hollingshead, Meridian, Lisa
Baughman, Meridian, and Bobbie (Kim) Perry, Boise.
She was also so proud of her 17
great-grandchildren as well, who loved her beyond measure.
Rosy’s love for
Silver Creek Plunge, camping in the mountains of Idaho, playing cards, and
reading were the simple pleasures in her life.
Red was her favorite color….
She was a devoted
wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many.
Rosy is survived by
her husband, Gene Birch;
sons, Jerry and
and daughter, Carla Jo Birch
all of Boise, together with their spouses and children;
and a sister, Joyce Bond of CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a
sister, Hughleen Kirk, a grandson, Stacey Baughman, and a great granddaughter,
We love and miss YOU
MOM…Grandma Rosy! You’re free to SOAR with the Angels
out of pain and suffering.
Don’t forget to watch over ALL of us who are
left behind on earth.
Until we meet
again—Thanks for being our matriarch and the legacy that you instilled in each
one of us! ~ Your loving family ~
A special thanks to
Rosy’s Hospice/Home Health and nurses Tess, Michelle, and Joe---The family
appreciates your sympathy and support during this difficult time.
Any donations would
be appreciated to the American Diabetes Foundation, Idaho Affiliate, 223 N.
6th, Suite 200, Boise, Idaho
the American Heart Association, 270 S. Orchard, #B, Boise, Idaho
Farewell (Graveside Service) will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2015 at
There will be a
visitation for family and friends on Sunday, May 3
from 4:00 p.m.
until 6:00 p.m. at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.