Charlotte Roseth, age 92 of Philip, died May 30, 2008, at the Philip Nursing Home.
Charlotte Starkey was born December 16, 1915, at Hiteman, IA, the daughter of Frank and Salley (Whitehead) Starkey. When she was four-months-old she moved to the Starkey homestead located 21 miles north of Powell, SD. She grew up on the homestead, attended rural grade school and graduated from Philip High School in 1933. Charlotte was united in marriage to Palmer "Paul" Roseth on August 22, 1934, on her parents homestead north of Powell. They made their home on his parents' ranch in the Moenville community near Deep Creek for two years before moving onto their own ranch on the Bad River near Powell.
After Paul's death on November 2, 1965, Charlotte and her son Jerry, operated the ranch until 1981, when they sold the ranch and moved into Philip.
While in Philip, Charlotte owned and operated the Bottle and Vet until March 31, 1980. She then worked as a clerk for Hans Hanson in the grocery store and later as a nurses aide in the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital, a position she held until her retirement. Charlotte was a member of First Lutheran Church and the Bad River Senior Citizens, both of Philip.
Grateful for having shared her life include her son Jerry Roseth and his wife, Lu, of Philip; her daughter Marcia West and her husband, Michael, of Philip; six grandchildren Paulette Roseth, Carrie Lurz (Dustin), Mike West (Janis), Doug West (JoAnn), Pat West ( Cassandra), and Brad West; 15 great-grandchildren, Cylver Lurz, Copper Lurz, Dymond Lurz, Amber West, Austin West, Adler West, Branden (Tayta) West, Zach (Amber) West, Tessa West, Justice West, Gavin West, Gage West, Jacob West, Joshua West and Adam West; four great-great-grandchildren; Cooper West, Cappie West, Jaycie West and Eastan West; a brother-in-law, Roy Roseth; a sister-in-law, Marie Anderson; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband Paul, Charlotte was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Roseth, in 1958, and her parents Frank and Sally.
Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Pastor Frezil Westerlund officiating.
Music was provided by Marilyn Millage, organist and Kim Kanable, vocalist.
Ushers were Branden, Zach, and Austin West and Dustin Lurz. Pallbearers were Paulette Roseth, Carrie Lurz, Mike, Doug, Pat and Brad West.
Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.
A memorial is established.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip. Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com