Rose Anna Keller
Rose Anna (Ziuchkovski) Keller was born on July 10, 1928, in Salmo, British Columbia, Canada, to Roman and Anna (Fill) Ziuchkovski.
On June 4, 1938, the family moved to the Kettle Falls area in Washington state. She attended and graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1945. Rose attended Holy Names College (now Heritage University) in Spokane in the nursing program. She had to quit college to take care of her mother after she was burned.
She moved with her family to the Trinidad area in 1947. There she met Joseph John Keller, and they were married on June 5, 1949, at St Anthony’s Catholic Church in Burke. They moved to the Quincy area in 1950, where they raised their five children: Joleen, Arlene, Tom, John and Bob. She became a naturalized citizen of the United States on April 16, 1974. She worked as a dental assistant, a cook for the Quincy School District and Chuck Wagon in Quincy, and an employee in various potato warehouses and she also babysat many children in the area.
Rose loved to cook and no one who visited her home ever left hungry. She was well known for her cinnamon rolls, krautrunzas, popcorn cakes and her homemade dill pickles, of which most of her grandchildren teethed on. She was a devoted member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, where she sang in the choir and played the organ. Her love of her family and her flowers were very important to her.
Rose is survived by her sister, Lillian White of Spokane; her children, Joleen (Len) Bland of Othello and Arlene Foglesong, Tom (Mary) Keller, John (Sara) Keller and Bob (Karen) Keller, all of Quincy; her grandchildren, Troy (Laura) Bland of Billings, Mont., Lisa Foglesong of Spokane, Ryan (Summer) Keller of Wenatchee, Amber Keller of Moses Lake and Craig Foglesong, Jennifer (Curtis) Keenon and Stephanie, Cory, Chase and Kaylee Keller, all of Quincy; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joe, four brothers, son-in-law Jim Foglesong and grandsons Ty and Eric Bland and Jay Foglesong.
Rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Quincy. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015, at St Pius X Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Quincy Valley Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Reiman-Simmons House or the charity of your choice in Rose’s name.
Happy birthday, Mom!
Please leave a memory for the family or sign the online guestbook at www.scharbachs.com. Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in Quincy is assisting the family with arrangements.