Obituary: Longmeier, Rosaline

LONGMEIER, Rosaline Rosaline “Boosie” Jacqueline Longmeier (Telecky) passed peacefully May 17, 2013 at the Riverview Care Center.

She was born on January 21, 1923 on the family farm outside of Ritzville, WA to parents, Joseph and Nettie Telecky.

Her maternal grandparents and paternal great grandparents immigrated to the United States from Austria Empire (modern day Austria and Hungary) and Bohemia (a portion of modern day Czech Republic) respectively, in the mid to late 1800’s, seeking a better life and eventually were drawn to the Ritzville area for the availability of good farming land.

The influence of old world values shaped her views that strong family bonds are key to successfully living a productive and fruitful life.

She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings, Stanford, Raymond, Clifford, Bernice (Jansen) and Joel (died in infancy).

She was married to Edwin Longmeier in November 1942, who died in May 1990.

Together they raised a family of four children while residing in Lind, WA - Mark Edwin (Jill), Gregg Randall (Randi), Louis Edward (Ed) and Bruce Alan.

A fifth child, Jill Louise died in infancy.

Later she and her husband moved to Spokane where she resided since 1970.

She leaves behind eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Nagamitsu and Ruth Telecky; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Educated in the Ritzville school system and trained in business vocations, she worked as a legal assistant and bookkeeper, and participated in various businesses with her husband, Edwin.

Her most important work was a homemaker providing love and guidance in raising her family.

She had a strong and abiding faith greatly influenced by her mother.

Her primary concern was the welfare of her children as well as those less fortunate.

She provided her family an unassuming passive leadership founded on her faith that never wavered throughout her life.

She continually gave never wanting nor expecting anything in return.

Her last wishes were that her family would remain in loving relationship.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant United Methodist Church, Family Promise of Spokane, or World Vision.

Her memorial service will take place June 7, at 3:30 PM at Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Dr., Spokane, WA.

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