Mildred Ruth Rosser

EVART — Mildred Ruth Rosser, born Mildred Ruth Brown on April 4, 1929, in Evart, died on Jan. 16, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz., at Hospice of the Valley.

Mildred married Armour Rosser on Nov. 21, 1948, in Flint. Armour died in September 2011. Mildred lived in Evart and traveled to Mesa for cancer treatment in September 2013.

Mildred is survived by her three children, William Rosser, of Peoria, Ariz., and his wife, Connie, Nancy Ellis, of Grand Haven, and her husband, Richard, and Steven Rosser, of Marlette, and his wife, Cheryl. She was grandmother to Kris Rosser, Kelly Gartland, Kaitlin Rosser, Mark Newell, Michael Newell, Jason Rosser, Corey Rosser and Ashley Affer. Mildred also had 13 great-grandchildren. She was loved, admired and respected by all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mildred also is survived by two sisters, May Jones, of Evart, and Melva Oakley and her husband, Bud, of Venice, Fla.; in addition to several nieces and nephews.

Mildred led a happy, fulfilled life and believed in giving back. She humbly gave to others and expected nothing in return. Her beautiful smile was noted by everyone who met her. Her sense of humor and ability to laugh at herself were delightful. She was always bright and cheery, positive and supportive. Mildred was a great listener and loyal to her family and many friends and admirers. She loved traveling, walking, boating, swimming, hiking in the mountains of Arizona and playing bingo. She was the foundation of the family. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. Her spirit will always remain in our hearts.

Mildred worked at Tuar Company in Flint in the automotive industry for 24 years before her retirement. Mildred and Armour moved from their home, where they raised their children in Flushing, back to their hometown of Evart when they retired. They spent 30 fun-filled winters in Mesa, Ariz., where they were very active and made many friends who Mildred reconnected with over the last three and a half months during cancer treatment.

Mildred attended the Evart Free Methodist Church. Though her last months were a struggle physically, her spirit never waned, her humor shined throughout making her journey easier for her family. She had dignity and humility to the end.

Mildred wished to be cremated and will be buried with Armour in Evart in the spring. A memorial service is being held in Mesa celebrating her life and another service will be held in the Spring at the church in Evart.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to Hospice of the Valley, 6063 E. Arbor Ave., Mesa, AZ 85206 (specified funds to be used by that location only) where she spent her last days and she received exceptionally kind and generous care.