Obituary of Charlotte Eileen Rose (Ryan)
Charlotte Rose, 83, of Essexville, our selfless and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Sunday, November 18, 2018 at her home. Charlotte was born in Bay Port on March 25, 1935, the daughter of the late Norman and Alicia (Pottenger) Ryan. She was a 1955 graduate of Bay City Central and on February 17, 1956, Charlotte was united in marriage to her loving husband, Donald Allan Rose in Ft. Ord, California. A true servant of the Lord, Charlotte was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she was involved with the Ladies Aid, Friendship Guild, and Couples Club. Charlotte worked as study hall monitor at both Bay City All Saints and Garber High School. An excellent collaborator, Charlotte enjoyed volunteering and was Vice-President of the Heritage House Museum, Bay County Quilters Society, was a Girl Scout leader, 4-H Leader, and a leader in many more arenas. Her love of quilting, baking cookies, building ginger bread houses, dichroic glass jewelry, sewing, crafting, oil painting, teaching her talents (especially quilting), fundraising for students at Essexville-Hampton schools, working in Tawas during Historical Days, and her love of Oscoda Lumber Jack Days will always live on. Charlotte leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 62 years, Donald and their children, Cindy Rose Belanger (Richard), Donald Allan Rose, Jr. (Shirley), Jeffrey John Rose; former daughter-in-law, Anne Rose; grandchildren, Matthew Ryan Rose, Jonathan Marten Rose, Steven Allan Rose (Victoria), Anthony Justin Rose, Holly Jo Rose, Kallista Rose; step-grandchildren, Richard Belanger, David Belanger, Matthew Belanger, Scott Vincent, Sarah Penney, Emily Packer, John Vincent; seven great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Harry Rose, along with many nieces and nephews. Charlotte was greeted home to heaven by her parents; sisters, Virginia Alexander, Betty Ellis, Barbara Quinn; brothers, Norman Ryan and Patrick Ryan; half-sisters, Gladys Darcy, Cynthia Anderson, and her brothers-in-law, Keith Rose (Joyce) and Jerome Rose (Barbara). Charlotte’s family will be present to receive visitors on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 N. Sheridan St., Bay City. Visiting will continue at church again on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM until Charlotte’s 11:00 AM Memorial Ceremony. Rev. Kevin Jones will officiate with private inurnment to be held in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.