07/07/2017 - Elsie Rose
Funeral services for Elsie Rose, age 78, will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Goshen County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Torrington, WY with Pastors Scott Mathis and Tom Walker officiating.
Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Morrill, NE.
Visitation will be at the Colyer Funeral Home in Torrington, WY from 3:00-5:00 PM on Thursday, July 6, and the casket will be open prior to the service. The family requests that you wear Goshen County Fair or western attire.
Memorials may be given to either the Goshen County 4-H for the poultry and rabbit barns or the Senior Friendship Center.
Elsie passed away on June 26, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Sutherland, NE.
Elsie was born January 31, 1939 in Torrington, WY, the daughter of Carl and Katie (Hill) Hansen. She grew up on the T Kettle Ranch north of Torrington and received her education in Torrington. She married Cecil Rose on September 9, 1955 in Lusk, WY. They owned and operated the Empire Ranch north of Henry, NE all their lives. They raised and trained Morgan horses and Hereford cattle, later switching to Texas longhorns. After Cecil died in 2009, Elsie remained on the ranch and continued the longhorn breeding program. She also worked at the Torrington Livestock Auction and in later years at Wheelers (Country General), McNamee Auctions, Food Pride, DSI, and was a para at Chalk Butte School. She judged (chickens, rabbits, and other small animals) at county fairs in Nebraska and Wyoming.
Elsie was a 4-H leader for 54 years and was named outstanding leader several times. She was affiliated with the Wyoming Morgan Horse Association, Wyoming Texas Longhorn Association, Sheep Creek Women’s Club, and Farm Bureau. She also helped with the senior center garage sales among various other volunteer endeavors.
Elsie is survived by daughters Sena (Russ) Pearson of Lusk, WY and Janet (Marvin) Mueller of Sutherland, NE; sons John (Kerri) Rose of Lingle, WY and Bruce (Debbie) Rose and Gary (Christie) Rose of Gordon, NE; “adopted son” Mark (Mashelle) Barlow of Eden, ID; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Cecil; brothers Carl, Glen, Dewey, Lyle, Elmer, and Gerald Hansen; sisters Louella Jackson, Phyllis Havely, Shirley Buskohl, and Velva Ruth Hansen; and granddaughters Jenna Rose and Brittany Mueller.
Colyer Funeral Home of Torrington, WY is in charge of arrangements for Elsie Rose.
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