Rosalie Ann Ranum was born July 1, 1954 in Baker, Montana. She was the third child of Joesph and Dorothy (Beggar) Ranum's five children. Rosalie passed into her heavenly Father's loving arms on May 25, 2020, surrounded by her family at the age of 65.
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When Rosalie attended Montana State University in Bozeman, she was the first in her family to attend college. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1976. Rosalie moved to Billings and started what would become a 30-year career at Billings Deaconess Hospital, later the Billings Clinic. She loved being a nurse, visiting with her patients, and helping them get better. It's fitting that Rosalie's final days were spent in the hospital she loved so much.
Rosalie's true pride and joy were her three boys. She worked hard to provide a good life for them and always put them first. For example, Rosalie worked the night shift to make sure there was always enough. She bought musical instruments for them and cheered them on from the stands, no matter the weather conditions. While they never quite loved books with her same passion, she instilled in them a love of nature. This was done with camping trips where she always managed to find the last spring snow, causing the family to hunker down and play multiple games as the snow piled high around the tent. Rosalie also fostered a sense of curiosity in her boys and was always on the hunt for new puzzles and challenges to sharpen their minds.
Her favorite past time was playing board games with her grandkids. She also had many hobbies including crocheting, crossword puzzles, and rescuing books and treasures from garage sales. Rosalie was a member of Harvest Church, and she enjoyed meeting with her prayer group regularly.
Rosalie will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Ranum, sister, Rita Hilger, brothers Ken and Terry Ranum, along with her three sons Eric (Jelena) Ranum, Jarred (Autumn) Myers, and Corey (Melissa) Myers, and grandchildren (Ashtyn and Brittyn Ranum, Domnic, Skye, and Caleb Myers). She is preceded in death by her father, Joe Ranum, and brother, David Ranum.
A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the Harvest Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Montana PBS in Rosalie's honor.