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Rosemary Pederson

July 27, 1927 — October 21, 2021

Rosemary Pederson, age 94, went home to be with her Lord Jesus October 21, 2021, she was at her home with family near. Rose was born July 27, 1927, in Seffner, Florida to Howard and Katherine (Meurer) Keister but raised in North Dakota, attending school in Valley City State Teachers School. She married her neighborhood sweetheart Odean Pederson in 1947 in Shelton, Washington, raising their three children in mostly Montana.

Rosemary was a faithful member of Faith Lutheran Church until their declining years. She was an accomplished and creative seamstress, cook and homemaker. Her gift of hospitality was well known and enjoyed. She worked in Glasgow & Kalispell Penny’s, especially enjoying fabrics, and later at Sears. She enjoyed her family times and several big reunions. At Bitterroot Lake once she did all meal planning, shopping, and meal prepping for 50 relatives.

She is survived by Sister, Gertrude Drader of McMinnville, Oregon, the last surviving sibling out of 9 children. Her three children Bonnie Beardsley, Phillip known as Pete (Anita) Pederson, Brad Pederson of Kalispell; four grandchildren Rodney (Selene) Beardsley of Sturgeon Bay, WI, Chad (Lacie) Beardsley of Denver, CO, Heather (Bill) Sullivan of Kalispell, Katie (Guy) Mellick of Billings; 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held at Faith Free Lutheran Church November 10, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made to Faith Free Lutheran or Child Bridge. Friends are encouraged to visit our website at to leave notes of condolences for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Rosemary Pederson, please visit our flower store.

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