Rose (Pauley) Morgheim, 90, Scottsbluff

Rose (Pauley) Morgheim, 90, of Scottsbluff, went to be with her Lord, August 7, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff. At her request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at a later date. A memorial in Rose's honor has been established to Prairie Haven Hospice in Scottsbluff. Online condolences may be left at Jolliffe Funeral Home and Crematory in Scottsbluff is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rose was born September 24, 1922 in Scottsbluff to Pete and Anna Pauley and was the youngest of five siblings. Her youth was spent in the Valley attending school in Scottsbluff and working with her family as a hired beet laborer for local farmers who employed many German/Russian families at that time. Her nurturing skills began by caring for her beloved nieces and nephews. Her mother Anna married David Drieth in 1938 and this marriage added five stepchildren to her family including stepsisters Helen Hohnstein and Betty Eberhardt. She also became the caregiver of her mother when she was diagnosed with cancer.

Rose married Ed Morgheim on March 27, 1942. Ed was drafted by the military not long after their wedding and Rose was left in the States as a young war bride. To this union, four children were born; three daughters and one son; Loretta O'Steen, Rebecca (Don) Kerbel, Marlene (Mike) Marker and Edward (Laurie) Morgheim. Rose was a loving mother who enjoyed being a homemaker and caring for her children. She later delighted in watching her grandchildren. For a brief time, she worked in housekeeping at RWMC and also doing light housework in private homes with great pride.

Roses' faith was established at a young age by a loving grandfather who lived in the same home as the Pauley family. In 1980, she was baptized in the Berean Church by Pastor Carl Goltz and was later accepted into membership at Emmanuel Congregation Church under Pastor Christian Martin. She demonstrated her faith by caring for her family and never failed to be generous with her time and talents, always looking for ways to help those in need. Living during the depression, gave her the desire to meet the needs of others by finding bargains at garage sales. She loved to cook German meals, collect recipes, sew and enjoyed watching old movies. She listened to songs from the 30's and 40's and always played the CD's of her favorite hymns. Her German heritage was important to her but she was very proud to be an American and never failed to vote, even when she was in the nursing home.

In her later years, Rose's motto was to take what came "One Day at a Time" with the help of the Lord.

She was intensely proud of her eight grandchildren and always encouraged them. Julie O'Steen of Tiptonville, TN, Lance (Megan) O'Steen of Scottsbluff, Andrew Kerbel of Decatur, TX, Kimberly (Justin) Houk of Mitchell, Matthew (Paris) Marker of Lone Tree, CO, Mari Marker (Scott) Kennedy of Austin, TX Kyle Morgheim of Irvine, CA and Brent Morgheim of Oceanside, CA.

Rose was blessed with five great grandchildren; Kalie Ann Lebou, daughter of Julie O'Steen of Tiptonville, TN, Colin Isaac and Emitt Joshua Houk, sons of Kimberly and Justin Houk, Huntley Belle, daughter of Matthew and Paris Marker and Vedder Dean, son of Mari and Scott Kennedy.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Ed of 35 years, four siblings and their spouses John (Juanita) Pauley of Loveland, CO, Martha (Adam) Herdt of Scottsbluff, Mary (Willis) Shivers of Scottsbluff and Jona J. (Mollie) Pauley of Sturgis, SD.

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