Rose Marie Jamieson was born in Denver, Colorado on June 5, 1936, to Dorothy (Wilson) Jamieson and Ralph William Jamieson. Rose lived in Morrison, Colorado with her dad, mom and two older sisters, Dorothy (Dot) and Pat. As a child, Rose would often wake up at 4:00 in the morning when her dad did, climb the ‘hogback hill’ to her favorite slate moss rock above the small town of Morrison in the Red Rocks hills. She would watch the sunrise while listening to the sounds of Morrison waking up.
Rose attended Morrison Grade School on the hill through the 8th grade. When the county schools consolidated, Morrison area students began attending Bear Creek High School. While attending high school, Rose met and began dating Norman Crider. They often went dancing at the Trocadaro Ballroom in Denver at Elitches. They danced to the music of the big bands like Dick Jergens and Glenn Miller. Rose’s love of music was born into her soul and inspired by her mother who was an accomplished concert pianist. She enjoyed all genre of music. Rose took advantage of every opportunity she could to dance. She shared her love of music and dance with family and friends.
Rose graduated in 1954, along with Norm Crider, her future husband. She then attended Parks Business School and worked her first job in the mail office for Continental Oil Company, better known as Conoco. Norman and Rose were married March 18, 1955. They lived in Turkey Creek, CO where they were blessed with their first son, Brian. In 1957 they were blessed with another son, Mark. They then moved to Morrison, CO where two more blessings Joel, and Dale joined the family. Norm was later transferred to Saguache, CO by Skelly Oil Co.
Their next move was to Timnath, CO. There Norm worked for Billy and Pat (Rose’s sister) on their dairy. Norm and Rose then bought their own 100-cow dairy. They sold that dairy and bought a larger dairy in Windsor, CO. During their dairy years, Rose, and her sister Pat, worked alongside their husbands while also raising their families of 4 children each. Billy and Pat’s four children, Cindy, Clifford, Polly, and Terry became very close.
In 1968, they moved to Eden, Idaho where they bought a farm. Rose, along with their four sons, helped Norm build a future for their family on the farm. She drove harvest truck, worked at the bean warehouse and in 1975 began working for Hazelton Elementary School. She later worked at the ‘new’ Valley School when it consolidated to a K-12 school, first in the office and then as a paraprofessional assisting with the kindergarten class. Rose loved being around children, teaching them to love nature, music, dancing, reading or anything that would expand their horizons.
One of Rose’s greatest joys in life was becoming a grandma and then great grandma. She loved each of them with an intense love. She enjoyed spoiling them with wonderful gifts, fun trips, and time spent with them to let them know just how much she loved them.
Rose not only loved music and dancing, but she also appreciated all of the arts. She saw the beauty of God’s creation in everything and so began her journey into painting. She shared this love of arts will all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Rose spent her lifetime trying to live a healthy lifestyle. She taught water aerobics for 18 years along with other exercise classes including the Fit and Fall Proof class for the Eden Senior Citizens. Rose retired in 2013 to care for Norm when he became sick. She continued to be very involved in the community she loved so much. She was on the board for the Silver and Gold Senior Center, a member of the Valley Lions Club, and a volunteer for the Helping Hands Thrift Store in Hazelton, ID.
Rose had become a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Hazelton. She was a believer of Jesus Christ and loved others as Jesus loved her. She was not afraid to share her faith. It was important to Rose to carry herself with grace, treat others with respect and kindness, and to be a lady in action and word.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Dorothy Jamieson, her sister, Dot and her husband of 61 years, Norman. Rose also lost her oldest son, Brian, in 2016.
Rose is survived by her sister Pat, of Windsor, CO, her sons Mark (Darla), Joel, and Dale (Shelly) and her daughter-in-law Karen. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jared, Jacob, Sarah, Colton, Holly and David as well as 8 great grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who were very, very special to her. Rose made many, many friends through her life and will be greatly missed by family and friends. As one of Rose’s friends recently said “Rose was a life changer. Once you met her you never forgot her.”
The family would like to thank Hospice Visions for their care as well as our many friends and family that came to visit, made calls, sent flowers, provided meals, and prayed for all of us. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Silver and Gold Senior Center, The Helping Hands Thrift Store, or the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Hazelton.