Rosalynn “Rose” M. Lindstrom, 58, formerly of Elgin, died March 22 of lung cancer. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church in Halfway. Friends are invited to join the family for a potluck reception at the Halfway Lions Hall.
Rose was born the eighth of 11 children July 6, 1949, to Albert and Beulah Crow in Halfway. She was raised and educated in Halfway, graduating from Pine Eagle High School. Rose also attended a year at Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande.
Rose married Malcolm A. “Mick” Lindstrom on Sept. 10, 1970, and settled in Elgin where she raised three children. She served the community as an emergency medical technician for the City of Elgin and the Grande Ronde Hospital Emergency Department.
After the death of her husband in 1987, Rose returned to Halfway, where she continued to serve the community through the local food bank, and as a proud member of the Halfway Lions Club. Those who knew her say she was best known for her amazing generosity and willingness to help anyone in need.
She is survived by her three children: Vance Lindstrom of Siletz, Kathy (Lindstrom) Dillon of Roseburg and Craig Lindstrom of Marysville, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; brothers, Marion Crow, Dick Crow and John Crow of Halfway, Dave Crow of Stanfield; and sisters, Louise Tyler, Melba Harrington and Lorraine Gunter of Halfway, Marlene VanCourt of Richland, Betty Wells of Portland and Elaine Woolfe of Vancouver, Wash. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Beulah Crow; and her husband, Mick Lindstrom.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Halfway Lions Club or to help defray funeral-related expenses incurred in Roseburg in care of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home P.O. Box 543 Halfway 97834.
The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending April 5, 2008 – Published April 2, 2008