September 21, 2021
May 28, 1923 - September 16, 2021
Rose Anderson, age 98, of White Earth, MN, died on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Pelican Landing in Detroit Lakes, MN.
Rose Marie Roy, the daughter of David and Christine (Rice) Roy, was born on May 28, 1923. She grew up on the White Earth Reservation and being the eldest of several siblings, Rose was always surrounded by family. After graduating from Mahnomen high school, Rose continued her education at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS, receiving her accounting degree. Over the years, she was married and became a mother to ten children. Rose spent most of her career years working as a cook for a variety of different area agencies. She made her home in White Earth at the Biimaadiiziiwiin Senior Living Apartments for many years before moving to Detroit Lakes. Rose loved to spend time with her family. She was often laughing with her sisters and dear friends while they danced, played bingo or simply drank a beer together. Rose was very active with the VFW Auxiliary and participated in most of their events. She also traveled a lot and went on new adventures any chance she could, seeing the world with her best friends. In earlier years, Rose liked to knit and watch hummingbirds and owls out her windows. As her mind and body both slowed, she enjoyed family and sweet conversation. She will be greatly missed.
Rose is survived by her children: Mary Howard of Lengby, MN, Mindy Woolbert of White Earth, MN, Suzette Emerson of Oakland, CA, James Emerson of Great Falls, MT, and David Emerson of Oakland, CA; her sister, Ada Hobbs; and brother, Rev. Robert Roy; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Christine Roy; husband, Don Anderson; children: Joe D. Emerson, Melody Emerson, Jerry Emerson, John Howard, and an infant daughter; siblings: Louis Roy, Della Roy, Benjamin Roy, Francis Roy, Georgianna Weimer, Priscilla DeFoe, Irene Cavender, Isabelle Raider, Herb Roy and Leo Roy.
A Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Samuel Memorial Episcopal Church in Naytahwaush, MN. Visitation will be held at Anderson Family Funeral Home in Mahnomen on Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service beginning at 5:30 p.m. Inurnment will be held at Samuel Memorial Episcopal Cemetery in Naytahwaush, MN.
Following all Covid-19 safety protocols, and CDC guidelines, social distancing will be practiced. Masks are strongly encouraged.
Anderson Family Funeral Home of Mahnomen
Thursday, September 23, 2021
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
719 N Main Street
Mahnomen, MN 56557
A Prayer Service will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Samuel Memorial Episcopal Church
Friday, September 24, 2021
232 Shore Ave.
Naytahwaush, Minnesota 56566