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Rosalie Ann Walters

May 20, 1927 - Nov 13, 2017
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Rosalie Ann Walters passed away November 13, 2017 in Ellensburg, WA. surrounded by her family.  She was born on May 20, 1927 to James and Ruby Smith in White Bluff, WA. 

In 1936, the family moved to Cashmere where they owned and operated an apple orchard. When the depression hit unfortunately the family orchard was lost. Upon the loss of the orchard the family moved to Puyallup, where she started her senior year of High School.  Shortly thereafter she moved to Ellensburg to finish her senior year at Ellensburg High School, graduating with the class of 1945.

While attending a basketball game in Cashmere she met her future husband Franklin, they were married September 15, 1946. They began their life together driving Frank’s 1936 Ford to New York for their honeymoon. They returned to Ellensburg to make their home and raise the family.

Mom worked hard as a homemaker, she loved to sew, do crewel embroidery, knitting, crocheting, gardening, water skiing and snow skiing.

Following Frank’s death Rosalie enjoyed spending time in her garden, having lunch and shopping  with friends and time with family.

Rosalie is survived by her children Darwin (Irene) Walters, Paul (Joy) Walters and daughter Carol Forest, three grandchildren James, Darwin Jr and Nicole (Scott) Newton and one great grandson Charles Newton one brother Dale (Sharon) Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ruby Smith, husband Franklin, brothers Kenneth and Darrell Smith, sister Opal Couch and her grandson Troy Walters.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 at I.O.O.F. Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Officiated by Jerry Irhke, followed by a Celebration of Life at the home of Paul and Joy Walters.

Memorial donations can be made in Rosalie’s memory to Hospice Friends in care of Brookside Funeral Home, 101 E 2nd Ave. Ellensburg, WA 98926 Arrangements are under direction of Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory. 




Funeral Information

Funeral service

Nov 18, 2017:1:00 p.m.

I.O.O.F. Cemetery

Ellensburg, WA