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Rose Mary (Neel) Vernon

Born: Tue., Sep. 25, 1928
Died: Sun., Sep. 26, 2021


Graveside Service

1:00 PM Fri., Oct. 01, 2021
Location: Victor Cemetery


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Stevensville - Rose Mary (Neel) Vernon, “Mom” to us, was born to John and Elizabeth (Turnbow) Neel September 25, 1928. She passed peacefully, Sunday, September 26, 2021 at her home in Stevensville. She grew up in Kamas, UT and graduated in 1946 from South Summit High School. She met Bob Vernon and they married March 15, 1947 in Elko, NV. They had 2 children, Carol Ann and Arnold. They lived in Rockport, UT until 1954 when they moved to the Bitterroot Valley where she has resided since. Mom had various jobs over the years, Stevensville Creamery, dental office receptionist, nurse’s aide at St. Patrick Hospital and her final employment at K-Mart for 22 years. She loved to quilt, camp, fish, play cards, bowl, go for rides, but most of all, being with her family. She was preceded in death by her sweetheart, Bob 2 sisters, 5 brothers and her parents. She is survived by her children, Carol Ann and Jim Zeiler and Arnold and Vickie Vernon; 5 grandkids, Christie (Shawn) Tennant, Becki (Ron) Lords, Rod (Kari) Zeiler, Robbie Vernon and Twanya (Joel) Farnsworth; 15 great-grandkids, Bailey (Alex) Palmer, Garret (Lacey) Tennant, Lindsay Tennant, Dillon (Savanah) Tennant, Josh (Ally) Lords, Austin (Keely) Lords, Christopher Lords, Haley Lords, Hadli Lords, Mya and Risa Zeiler, Katie Rose an Annabelle Vernon; 5 great-great-grandkids, Madison, Jace and Natalie Palmer, Laynie and Lexi Tennant; a brother, Ron (Deanne) Neel; sister-in-law, Bobbi Neel; many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at the Victor Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.whitesittfuneralhome.com.

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Kyle and Sharon Panting
   Posted Tue September 28, 2021
We are very sorry to hear about Rose. Our prayers are with you. We remember so many good times with her and Bob at Robbie and Tanya,s birthday celebrations.

Kyle and Sharon

Lynne Edens
   Posted Wed September 29, 2021
Many Hugs, Loves and Prayers to all of you as you celebrate a Loving Lady who never met a stranger and treated all of us kids as we were one of the family! I loved the trips to her place for a visit. She always had fresh baked goodies to stuff us with and giggles to share with us too! I am so sorry for your loss, but so happy to have had the opportunity to grow up with her loving influence. What a great lady and family she created!
Much Love, Lynne Edens & The Edens Family

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