Rose Ann Cline, our beloved mother, sister & grandmother, passed away at Aspen Meadows on April 16, 2009. Rose and her twin sister Beaulah were born on November 14, 1909 inCooksville,Ill.Rose was the 4th of 14 children born to John and Margaret Branstetter. In 1913, Rose & her family moved to Laurel, Mt.
Rose graduated fromBillingsHigh Schoolin 1925. She married Floyd Cline on May 11, 1928. Rose & Floyd farmed inYellowstoneCounty& later moved to Boyd. In 1955 they moved toBillings, where both worked at Pierce Packing until they retired.
Preceding her in death were her parents, 3 sisters, 8 brothers, husband Floyd (1993) and daughter Catherine (2008). Rose is survived by her brother Lawrence Branstetter, sister Mary Moore, daughters Frances (Gene McFerran) and Beverly (Keith Tait), 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.
Rose’s family would like to thank Aspen Meadows for the special care that Rose received.
Funeral mass will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at St. Pius X Church, 718 18 St. West. Rite of committal, Sunset Memorial Gardens. If so desired, memorials may be made to charities of choice.
I am deeply saddened of your passing, but I know you are living in paradise now with grandpa, mom and the rest of your family that have passed. I have many fond memories of our times together, a few that stick in my mind are when you carried me on your back out in the fields, and another when you and grandpa would come over and help me stuff the turkey on Thanksgiving, we would have a few bourbons and laugh and have a great time. Also, weekends when Greg and I would come over and we would go to the Muzzle Loader for dinner, and while you and grandpa cleaned house on Saturday, I would put in your green stamps, of course Greg was always getting the razor strap. I could go on and on, but then I might as well write a book. I will miss you grandma, you were like a second mother to me. I will cherish our time we had together forever. You are in Gods hand now and I am sure he will take great care of you. I love you, all my love always, Darrie.
To the Family, During this difficult time, may each of you find comfort in knowing that God is “near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 34;18) Take care, Valerie Thompson
Just a short note to the family of Aunt Rose. It has been a long time since I’ve seen the majority of the family on the Cline side. It was always nice to gather at Aunt Rose and Uncle Floyd’s house for a family event. It was a nice opportunity to visit with Aunt Rose last November when I came back to my brother’s funeral in Billings. It was pretty cool that she remembered me at the great age of 99. I wish all the family our regards and hope to see each of at a reunion or in our travels. Our thoughts are with you all. Dennis and Athena Moen
Dear Aunt Rose & Uncle Floyd~
I know you are together in peace and embraced by our Lord~ I remember as a little girl going to your home and Uncle Floyd was always so funny and always had a smile on his face. AUnt Rose was always so tidy and proud of her home. I wish I could of visited you when we left for California but I always thought of you as I looked at that amazing picture of probably the one and only picture of all of the family. How great a life you lived and 99 years!!! Wow!!! God bless all of your family and we will forever remember you in our hearts~~~ God bless, Linda Young (Branstetter – Brad Branstetter’s daughter) & Family~~