Born in Rugby ND in 1923, Rose graduated from Rugby High School in 1940. After graduation, she worked at various jobs in Rugby. During WWII Rose moved to California to work at Lockheed Aircraft as a file clerk. After the war she returned to Rugby where she met and married Jack Schneider in 1945. They were blessed with two daughters, Judy and Jackie, before Jack passed away in 1950.
In 1954 Rose and her daughters moved to Moscow, Idaho where she was employed by Sugar & Spice Bakery and Modern Way Market. In 1965 she married Roy (Mick) Reynolds, Moscow’s Water and Sewer Superintendent. Roy passed away in 1993 and in 2014 Rose moved to San Diego to be near her daughter.
Rose was a devoted communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Moscow. Rose enjoyed cooking, loved baking cookies for her grandchildren and always looked forward to her trips to the casinos with family and friends. While her primary love was raising her two daughters, the joy of her life was her five grandchildren: Tracy Paz of Moscow, ID; Rebecca Kidwell of Mansfield, MA; Brian Spence of Crofton, MD; Tami Hough of Bothell, WA; and Sean Withee of El Cajon, CA and her eight great-grandchildren.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents (Christ & Eva Burkhartsmeier) four brothers and one sister. She is survived by her two daughters: Judy Withee of San Diego, CA and Jackie Dickinson of Bothell, Washington as well as two step daughters: Sandra (Reynolds) Mongeon of Rugby, ND and Beth (Reynolds) Brandenburger of Rochester, MN.
A memorial service for Rose will be held in the spring. She will be buried at the Moscow Cemetery with Roy.
The family suggests memorials be made to St. Mary’s School Foundation, PO Box 8485, Moscow, ID 83843.
Local arrangements are with Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.