Rose Helen Gross, 93, of
Boise, died Monday, March 31, 1997, in a Boise care center of
natural causes. Funeral services will be held Friday, April
4, 1997, in St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa at 10:30 a.m.
Public viewing will be held today, Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 9
p.m. at the Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Rose was born Sept. 29, in Elyria, Neb., a daughter of
Lutz and Mary Geneski, who were Polish emigrants. She was
the, sixth of ten children, who all lived and worked on the
family farms. Rose attended elementary and secondary Schools
in Ord, Neb., then furthered her education in Omaha, Neb. In
January 1927, she married Joseph John Gross In Ord, Neb. They
moved from Nebraska to Burley In 1936, and then to Nampa In
1942. Mr. Gross died May 30, 1960.
Rose worked as a silk finisher and seamstress for Nampa
Dry Cleaning & Laundry until retirement and then worked part
time for another cleaner at Karcher Mall until it closed. She
worked for a short time at Nampa State School, where she had a
special talent working with a blind and deaf child. Rose
loved gardening as shown by her large colorful garden and the
beautiful flowers surrounding her home at 203 6th Ave. South
in Nampa. She lived in this large home for 48 years,
maintaining it and renting out two apartments until she was 89
years young. She was also very talented with a needle, her
many quilts, pillows and dolls are precious gifts cherished by
family, friends and acquaintances.
She is survived by her three children, Marcella and
husband, Charles Stuhr of Vacaville, Calif., Joan and husband,
Cecil Gregory of Boise, and one son, Joseph Gross Jr. of
Phoenix, Ariz.; ten grandchildren, three who were local and
attended Boise schools, Gene Gregory, Gordon Gregory and
Jennifer Rinaldi; and seven great-grandchildren.
Rose was a hard-working, full-of-life woman, who loved her
pets - especially her dog, April, who preceded her in death.
She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. "We all love you
and will miss you, Rose."