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Roselyn L. “Rosy” Birch

Roselyn L. “Rosy” Birch

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” Birch. 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. Her six 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 Jim Birch; 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, Emma Birch.

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 83702 or the American Heart Association, 270 S. Orchard, #B, Boise, Idaho 83705.

Her memorial Farewell (Graveside Service) will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2015 at Star Cemetery. There will be a visitation for family and friends on Sunday, May 3 rd from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.

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