Friday, October 8, 2010

Glenrose Gravelle DHS58 Died Unexpectedly on October 3, 2010


"THE ROSE" by Nana Mouskouri

Glenrose Ann Gravelle
May 12 1940 - Oct 03 2010

Glenrose Ann Gravelle DHS58, 70, passed away unexpectedly October 3, 2010 at her home in Marco Island, Florida. Glenrose was born in Fairplay, Colorado on May 12, 1940, and later moved to Central City, South Dakota with her parents, the late Harvey Glenn Hill and Doris Allene Cole.

She attended grade school in Central City and graduated from Deadwood High School in 1958. During high school, Glenrose began work as a telephone operator, and remained employed with the Deadwood Telephone Company for 10 years. She later did administrative/office work for Carpenter Steel in Denver, Colorado, and for Moen Faucets and Ethan Allen Furniture in Lorain, Ohio.

Glenrose was a “late bloomer,” and at age 40 returned to school at Lorain Community College and graduated as a registered nurse in 1985. Afterward, she worked in the labor and delivery unit of Firelands Memorial Hospital in Sandusky, Ohio. During her retired years, Glenrose made it her mission to ensure her family, friends, and even complete strangers were recipients of her many unsolicited acts of generosity and love.

Glenrose was married to Vincent Gravelle on December 17, 1960, and he and their three loving daughters survive her. They are Vicki Anderson and her husband, Jerry; Laurie Young and her husband, Ron; and Cynthia Godwin and her husband, Lee. Glenrose was also blessed with eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also surviving are her two sisters, Kathleen Stones of Platteville, Colorado, and Linda Miller of Cocoa Beach, Florida; a maternal aunt, Ruth Painter of Cedaredge, Colorado, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and lifetime friends.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, October 8, 2010 at Kirk Funeral Home, 1051 East Minnesota St., Rapid City, SD 57701 and then for one hour before services. A celebration of Glenrose’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the funeral home with Fr. Bill Zandri officiating. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery in Spearfish.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ALS TDI on behalf of “Friends of Bob” in memory of her nephew, Bob Beshara.

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Ann Stanton said...

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