Rosalie Margaret Anderson Prettyman Thorsness, a lover of family, music, motorcycles, camping, world travel and life itself, passed away peacefully in St. George on July 25, 2011 and was brought to her heavenly home in the arms of her Savior.
She was born Rosalie Margaret Anderson on May 19, 1924 in Cleveland, but her parents, Art and Ida Anderson, quickly moved the family to different small towns because of opportunities in mining. Rosalie grew up mostly in Kenilworth and Price where she befriended many including a childhood sweetheart who she fell in love with and married when she was sixteen.
Her strong relationship with her savior, Jesus Christ, began early as well. She was only eleven when she wandered into a revival tent which reverberated with a preacher shouting about fire and brimstone. Rosalie walked out a child of the Kingdom of God. Rosalie is preceded in death by both her parents, brothers Lewis and Duane, sisters Shirley and Kathelene, a young child, Boyd Prettyman, and her loving child sweetheart, Clarence Prettyman, who died due to an industrial accident when he was only 41 years old.
With needing to provide for her children, Doug, Duane, Kent, Karen, Scott and Paula, Rosalie went to work as a social worker thinking she would never remarry, until she met Delvin Thorsness. Once they became husband and wife the two traveled extensively throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. She also embraced her new stepchildren, Douglas, Judy and Randy (now deceased), and along with her own children, Rosalie and Delvin went on many camping trips and loved to snowmobile during their travels to South Dakota, where Delvin was raised.
After 41 years of marriage Delvin passed away just last year. Rosalie will be lovingly remembered by all of her family who will treasure the memories of her playing the organ, riding her motorcycle and enjoying herself at family dinners and McDonald's. She was a person of love, truth and determination who enjoyed and greatly cared about getting to know each member of her family as individuals.
Rosalie is also survived by her loving in-law children, Esther, Sheron, Fran, Jody, Mike and Judy, as well as 33 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She spent her last days at peace living at the Tonaquint Beehive Home who we would like to thank along with Zion's Way Hospice for all of their care and support.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 30, at Goff Mortuary in Midvale.. Graveside services and interment will be Saturday, Aug.6, at 2 p.m. in the Price City Cemetery, Price.
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