Rosalie “Roe” M. Alworden

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died July 29, 2021

Rosalie “Roe” M. Alworden, age 88, of Gladstone, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.

Rosalie was born on January 23, 1933, in Escanaba, the daughter of Louis and Eleanor (Royer) Brock. She was raised and also lived in Kipling for her whole life. Roe was a graduate of the class of 1950 from Gladstone High School. On August 13, 1955, Rosalie was united in marriage to Ray Alworden at All Saints Church in Gladstone. Together, they spent many wonderful years together.

Rosalie started her working career at Mead Paper Company, working in the office. She stopped working to raise her children, Terry, Patti, and Debbie. Later in life, she went to work at various local grocery stores. Roe was a devoted parishioner of All Saints Church, former member of the Gladstone Yacht Club, and also the Gladstone Golf Course.

She treasured spending time with family, and watching her grandchildren play sports over the years. She looked forward to playing cards every week with her lady friends. She also loved to knit and crochet, play bingo, go to the casino, and watch the Detroit Tigers and Green Bay Packers. Most recently, she really enjoyed playing games on her iPad. She will be truly missed by so many.

Rosalie is survived by her children, Terry (Kim) Alworden, Patti (Pete) Stropich, and Debbie Edwardsen, all of Gladstone, sister Cindy (Terry) McDonough of Gladstone, grandchildren Rachel (Blayne Sheppard) Alworden, Brandon (Jamie) Alworden, Jessica (Ryan) St. John, Joe (Katie) Stropich, Jenae Edwardsen, and Ashley Edwardsen, great-grandchildren Kenzie and Eisele St. John, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Rosalie was preceded in death by her husband Raymond, her parents Louis and Eleanor, sister Barb LaVigne, and son-in-law Barry Fyhr.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM at Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial honoring Roe will begin at 5:00 PM at All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone with Rev. Fr. Jamie Ziminski officiating. Immediately following mass, there will be a luncheon in the parish hall with food provided by the family.

18 Tributes for “Rosalie “Roe” M. Alworden

    So very sorry for your loss. May God be with you all and fill the emptiness in your heart that is there. Will continue to pray for you all.

    God be with you, Ed & Audette

    Patti, Debbie and Terry: I don’t know how to put into words how “devastated” I was to read in the Escanaba Press your mom passed away. My deepest sympathy to all of you. She has been such a good and dear friend for many many years. She called me not too long ago to “catch up”. She will be missed. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

    I’m so sorry to hear about Rosalie my thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this sad time.I remember all the great memories and fun we had when we were younger then I moved away and didn’t get to see family that often.Loved staying at Brocks cabins too such a beautiful place. Sincerely Pam

    Dear Terry, Patti, Debbie & Family~

    So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. I always enjoyed seeing Roe at family functions. I could always count on her to smile at me & tell me that “I wasn’t getting any taller!” : ) I will miss that.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.
    Rest in Peace, Roe.

    Cheryl & Dennis

    I’m so sorry to hear of your mums passing, she was a great lady! Deb if there’s anything I can do for you please let me know, I know how very close you where. Know that I’m thinking about you and your family at this difficult time and have you in my thought and prayers.

    Dear Patti, Terry, and Debbie and the Alworden family. My condolences on your mother’s passing. I remember playing so many basketball games in your driveway under your mom’s watchful eyes. Memories of growing up in kipling always bring a smile. My thoughts and prayers are for you.

    My wife and I try every year while visiting in Gladstone to stop in to visit Roe at her home in Kipling. Last Sunday the 25th of July was no exception. We visited for about hour and although Roe appeared tired she looked GREAT !! We live in Richfield, MN and I sign in to read the Daily Press everyday. I was shocked to read that Roe had passed away. Our prayers go out to the family. We will miss
    stopping and visits with her.

    Chuck & Laura Lancrete

    Patti, Debbie, Terry and Family, Our deepest sympathies to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Janice and Richard Rabitoy.

    Patti Debbie and Terry, my thoughts and prayers to you all. I have many happy childhood memories of your mother since I spent so many hours playing at your home. Hugs to you all.Love Mary Ellen

    Your mother Rosalie and our mother Angie, shared a longtime friendship….hundreds of bus trips, cards, dinners, church and neighborhood activities, and, so much more. Kipling won’t be the same.
    Our deepest sympathies to your family, Lori, Larry & Mary Valencic

    Debbie, Patti, and Terry — so very sorry to read of your mother’s passing. We enjoyed visiting with her over the years when we lived in Kipling. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jeri & John Krokstad

    Patti, Debbie, Terri and extended family – I was saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. Roe was such a wonderful woman and a true friend to our family and especially to my Mom. Kipling will not be the same without her. Hold onto the wonderful memories you have of her as they are truly a blessing. You are all in my prayers.

    Patti, Debbi and Terry, Sorry for your loss, Roe always had a smile for every one. She will be missed. Jerry and Maxine Vallier.

    We send our sincere sympathy to the Alworden family. We have very fond memories of Roe and your family! She was a spectacular friend and neighbor to the Goodman family!
    Linda and Gary Goodman

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