She was born July 8, 1928 to Myrtle and Patrick McLinden at their Swamp Creek home near Trout Creek. She graduated from Noxon High School in 1946 and it was there she met the love of her life, Kenneth Torgrimson. They were married Easter Sunday, March 28, 1948. They had three children, Melvina, Gary, and Kevin. They lived in Thompson Falls for 60 years and moved to St. Ignatius in 2009 to be near their daughter.
Rose was a kind, loving, and giving wife, mother, sister, and friend. She loved sewing, crocheting, cooking and gardening. Many people received special gifts from her generosity.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 69 years, Ken; her daughter, Melvina (Dennis) Krantz; sons, Gary (Bunny) and Kevin; grandsons, Timothy (Deanne) Krantz and Justin (Christy) Krantz, and great-granddaughters, Lelia and Josie Rosalia. She is also survived by brothers, Dan (Shirley) McLinden, Jim McLinden and Barney (Jo) McLinden; sister, Gloria (Gary) Thomas; sisters-in-law, Carol McLinden and Phyllis Tanner and a brother-in-law, Darrel (Penny) Torgrimson and numerous nephews and nieces and their families.
Cremation has taken place and a service and celebration of her life will be Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m. at the Whitepine Cemetery in Trout Creek with a reception following at the Trout Creek Senior Citizen’s Center. Donations in Rosie’s memory can be made to an area Senior Citizen’s Center or to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the care of Shrider-Thompson Funeral Home of Ronan. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at shriderthompson.com.