Rose M. Esser

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Jan. 22, 1931 - Dec. 31, 2008

A funeral mass was held recently at the Assumption Parish in Spokane, Wash. for Rose M. Esser, 77, who passed away Dec. 31, 2008.

Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane.

Rose was born Jan. 22, 1931 to Owen and Delia (Bernier) Norton in Sanborn and was raised in Arnolds Park with her sisters Ann and Edna. She married Robert Esser on Sept. 7, 1950 in Milford where they raised three children. Rose moved to Spokane, Wash. to be closer to her children and grandchildren, and has been a resident there for more than 20 years.

Over the years Rose enjoyed sewing, handiwork, fishing, garage sales and crossword puzzles, and for a time she worked as a caregiver in adult family homes. Rose was a great animal lover and always lent a helping hand for those in need. Mostly she was a great mom.

Rose is survived by her husband Robert Esser of Spokane, Wash.; daughter Roberta Joralemon and her husband Gary of Spokane; daughter Mary Cohen of Hagerstown, Md.; and son William Esser and his wife Kandace of Marysville, Wash.; grandchildren: Anna Deyo, Sarah Cohen, Laura Epling, Emily Joralemon, Megan Joralemon, Jennifer Joralemon, Thomas Esser and Claire Esser, and great-granddaughter Alivia Deyo.