Rose Ann Gunstone passed away peacefully at her home on July 15, 2013, in Helena.
She was born to Wilfred and Elizabeth Gunstone on Feb. 20, 1948, in Helena.
Rose Ann attended grade school at Lincoln Elementary and Helena Junior High School. She graduated from Helena Senior High School in 1967. She then graduated from Carroll College in 1972 with a B.A. in teaching. Rose also attended the vo-tech for a year.
Rose Ann worked as an LPN at St. Peter’s Hospital here in Helena for 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilfred and Elizabeth Gunstone; brother, Robert W. Gunstone; grandparents, Frederick and Effie Gunstone; and uncle, Harry Gunstone.
Rose Ann is survived by her sisters, Mary Ellen and Betty Lou Gunstone; her brother, Charlie Frederick “Bill” Gunstone (Elma), and their son Karl Amundson; and cousins, Deena and Ethel Gunstone, Shane Warfield and James Warfield.
Rose Ann attended St. John’s Lutheran Church here in Helena. Church involvement included quilting, serving as a greeter for communion services and working the Festival of Angels. She was a member of the Helena Senior Citizens, LPN Association and the Montana Historical Society. She enjoyed camping, knitting, ceramics, sewing, painting and reading books. Rose Ann also collected angels. She loved animals too: her special pets were her dog Maggie and several cats.
A celebration of Rose Ann’s life will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Monday, July 22, at 11 a.m. Following the service, Rose Ann will be laid to rest at Forestvale Cemetery. A reception will follow the graveside service in the lower level of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Memorials in Rose Ann’s name may be sent to the Lewis and Clark Humane Society, P.O. Box 4455, Helena, MT 59604. Please visit www.aswfuneralhome.
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