Obituaries

Home: Salt Lake City, Utah
Death Date: January 10, 2017
Birthdate: November 11, 1920
Place Of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah
Service Information: Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:00 PM
Service Location: St. Ann Catholic Church

Rosalie Yeager + Enlarge

The front pew at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass at St. Ann's Catholic Church will be a lonelier place after the passing of Rosalie Yeager on January 10, 2017. She was 96.

Rosalie was a stalwart for decades at the church, where she belonged to the St. Ann's Ladies Guild and the Catholic Women's League. She possessed a near encyclopedic knowledge of the history of the parish and could tell stories about priests and long-time friends by the hour.

In fact, Rosalie had an amazing memory about the many people whose lives she touched. She loved telling stories about her late husband Glenn, her family and her friends. A woman of simple tastes who made friends easily, nothing pleased her more than when she had a chance to share a meal with a loved one.

Rosalie was born on November 11, 1920, and was the oldest daughter of Nick and Mary Ruga. She married Glenn Yeager on March 22, 1941, and made a wonderful home on Imperial Street where her neat yard, filled with flowers, delighted generations of neighbors and relatives.

She was preceded in death by Glenn, who passed away on October 12, 1983, and her younger sisters Esther Gustaveson and Violet Wharton.

Rosalie was the proud mother of Nicki (Jack) Fairbanks, Marsha (Mike Cullum) and Denise (Barry) Blackett. She leaves behind seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and a legacy of friendship to dozens.

Rosalie was particularly proud of her work as a volunteer for Special Needs Children at a school in her neighborhood.

A wake is planned for Wednesday, January 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt lake City, Utah 84106. Rosalie's life will be celebrated at a Funeral Mass, Thursday, January 19 at noon, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 450 East 2100 South, followed by burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends and family can visit a half hour before Thursday's service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Rosalie's name to The Sharing Place, 1695 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106 or Kearns-St. Ann School, 450 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115.

The family thanks Maria Montoya, who was Rosalie's in-home care giver for many years.

 

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