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Rose M. Anderson


March 15, 2018

Rose Marie Anderson 81, of Ogallala passed away on Saturday March 10, 2018 at the Ogallala Community Hospital. Rose Marie was born on January 14, 1937 in Sidney to Chester and Catherine (Trienan) Phelps. She attended school in Lorenzo, NE until the family moved to Kimball where she graduated from Kimball High school in 1955. She worked for Ideal Market, Safeway and First State Bank of Kimball.

Rose Marie married James L. Jackson in Kimball in February 1956 and to that union two boys were born; James and Michael. On July 16, 1976 she married the love of her life Roger "Andy" Anderson in Las Vegas Nevada, Making their first home in Saratoga, Wyoming, where she worked at the Old Baldy Club until moving to the Greeley, Colorado, area where she worked for Wells Fargo Banking until retiring in 2003. Over the years Rose Marie and Roger had a getaway cabin at Van's Lake McCounghy and in 2006 they built their dream home at Vans Lakeview.

Rose Marie loved life, her family and her friends. she loved to play cards with her lake family and friends. She loved to refinish antique furniture and truly enjoyed shopping at antique and second hand stores to enhance her greatly loved treasures. The most important time of her day was 3:00 pm happy hour with the Lake Gang.

Rose always put others before her self. She will be sadly missed by all the lives she touched.

Survivors include her Husband, two sons James (Deb) Jackson of Norton KS, Michael (Heidi) Jackson of Gering, one brother Vincent (Linda) Phelps of Brighton, Colorado, one sister Patty (Butch) Nesbitt of Buckcanon West Virginia, a sister-in-law Myrna (Bob) Fish of Kearney, five grandchildren, one great granddaughter and three great grandsons.

Rose Marie was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service in celebration of her life will be Saturday March 17 at 11am in the Ogallala Draucker Funeral home with Father Bryan Ernest of the St. Luke's Catholic Church officiating. 

The family has chosen cremation. Inurnmet will be at a later date in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.

A memorial has been established in her memory to the Gift of Hope Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 2237, North Platte, NE 69103 Online condolences can be sent to drauckerfuneralhome.com where services will be live-streamed for those unable to attend.

Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with arrangements.


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