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Shelly Ann Rosaaen
August 15, 1947 - May 11, 2017

Place of Birth: Williston, North Dakota
Residence: SIdney, Montana
Age: 69

Shelly Ann Ross was born in Williston ND on August 15, 1947 to Fred and Nellie (Atwood) Ross. Her first three years were spent on the Three Buttes Ranch south east of Culbertson MT. The family then moved to the Schnitzler Corporation 17 miles west of Froid MT.
Shelly attended first grade at the Anderson School. From 2nd grade on, Shelly attended Froid Public Schools graduating with the class of 1965. Shelly was a proud Froid Cardinal and never thought of them as the Redhawks. She always enjoyed listening to the Class C basketball tournaments and cheering on her Cardinals. As an adult she became a Sidney Eagle fan and attended many basketball and football games cheering on the Eagles to Victory.
After high school, Shelly attended Minot State College for one year before moving to Sidney to work for the FMHA (Farmers Home Administration) where she worked for 12 years. After having children, Shelly decided to stay home for a few years before returning to work in 1985 for the Richland County Health Department. She spent 27 years working for Richland County eventually becoming the Commission on Aging Administrator until the time of her retirement in 2012.
Shelly married Stanley Rosaaen on July 26, 1972 at Pella Lutheran Church in Sidney after a 6 month courtship. This summer would have been their 45th wedding anniversary. Stan and Shelly built their life together in Sidney where they bought their first and current home and raised their three children Amanda, Travis and Ross.
The Rosaaen family enjoyed spending summer weekends camping at Tobacco Gardens in North Dakota with friends. Shelly really enjoyed spending time traveling with the 5th wheel camper. Many trips to Medora, Bismarck/Mandan, and western Montana were some of her favorite destinations. In 2012, after retiring, Stan and Shelly took their 5th wheel down to Mesa, Arizona where they spent the winter. Although they enjoyed the weather, they decided that going south wasn’t for them. Spending time with the grandchildren was a higher priority than the warmer weather.
Shelly loved her family and especially spoiling her grandchildren. She loved reading to them, teaching them to bake, and just enjoying their company.
Shelly also enjoyed her friends and being part of Beta Sigma Phi and Red Hat. Saturday coffee with longtime friends was a high priority.
Shelly passed away peacefully on Thursday May 11, 2017 at her home surrounded by her husband and children. Shelly will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Shelly is survived by her husband of 44 years Stan, her daughter Amanda (Kent) Wilson of Mandan ND, son Travis (Melissa) Rosaaen of Sidney, son Ross (Aleah) Rosaaen of Sidney, 5 grandchildren Madison, Connor, Paige, Hadley and Grayson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Shelly is preceded in death by her parents Fred and Nellie Ross, one brother Jim Ross, mother in law Evelyn Williams, and fathers in law Russel Williams and Selmer Rosaaen.

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Chole and Charley Butler (Sidney, Montana)
May 12, 2017
We are very sorry for your loss. It has been a blessing to get know Stan and Shelly. Keep looking up and God Bless.
PATTI SCHWENKE
May 13, 2017
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU...SO MANY MEMORIES....SHELLY WAS THE BEST "BOSS" I EVER HAD!!!REALLY MISS THOSE DAYS!! GOD BLESS!!!
Candye Pierson (Billings, Montana)
May 13, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are for you at this difficult time. May God bless and keep your family in his comforting care.
Brett & Melissa Lapham (Billings, MT)
May 13, 2017
Our condolences to the Rosaaen family. We hope you find comfort in the memories you share. Peace be to you all.
Violet Tharp
May 14, 2017
My prayers for Stanley and the family. Shelly fought the good fight and beat the odds. Shelly joined the VFW Auxiliary in July 1973 and became a life member 2006. She was always a willing donor when needed. I see her at church every Sunday with her donation of the 2 angels in the front. Thanks, Shelly.
Jody French
May 14, 2017
My sympathies Amanda. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
David Murray (Ray, ND)
May 15, 2017
Sorry for your loss guys hug and prayers to and your families. Remember all the good times you spent with her.
Steve and Holly (Sidney, Montana)
May 15, 2017
Stan, Amanda, Travis, Ross and families,
We are so sorry to hear of Shelly's passing. She was an awesome lady and we are so happy to have known her. May your wonderful memories help you as you grieve this loss. Prayers for all your family during this difficult time.
Steve and Holly
Marilyn Witt (Sidney, MT)
May 15, 2017
I am saddened to hear of Shelly's passing. May her family find peace in comfort in her memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lisa and Brett Baardson and family (Hazen, North Dakota)
May 15, 2017
Stan, and Family, your all in our thoughts and prayers,Shelly was a beautiful Lady inside and out,, and will be deeply missed,
Shelly's Family
Franz Construction
Friends at AWG
Barry & Nancy
Landon, Sawyer, Lindsay, and Terry
The Wilhelm Family
W.D.S. The Savage Family
Don & Charlene Netzer
ITD Family
The D.A.R.E. Board
Richland County CDA
Pat, Jeannie, Shawna, and Jess Dunn
EduTech Family
The Seigfreid's
Wally & Kathy
Eagle Country Ford
The Wilson, Mullin, and Repko Families
Sidney Police Department
Sisters in Beta Sigma Phi
Hospice Team
Richland County Health Dept.
Sidney Public Works
Richland County Attorneys Office
A friend of Shelly's
Richland County Commissioners
Cancer Care Center
Farmers Insurance
Matt, Kendra, Austin and Rylan
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