Obituary of Rose Card
Rose Card passed away peacefully after a short illness on December 22, 2022 with her daughter by her side.
Rose was born in Jersey City on April 21, 1932, one of six children born to Mary and William DeCarolis. She had wonderful memories of growing up in the city with an abundance of Italian relatives. She met her soul mate, a Montana boy, Lewis D. Card while he was stationed in NJ. Their beautiful love story began at the Jersey Shore on the Ashbury Park Boardwalk with an offer of popcorn. Rose received hundreds of love letters over the next four years after Louie shipped off to Korea. They became engaged through the mail, and they eloped, riding a train to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where they were married. This city girl had the best stories of their honeymoon in a rugged family cabin in Trego, MT.
They settled in Whitefish, MT., later moving and raising their three children in Columbia Falls. Rose enjoyed the best of Montana; golfing, skiing, and hiking in Glacier Park. She worked from time to time for Flathead County and took classes at Community College. But her passion was being a full-time wife and Mother. Later in life Louie’s job gave them adventures in KY, IL, Jamaica and then back to Whitefish. In retirement they were snowbirds enjoying Arizona and Mexico for many winters.
She was preceded in death by her husband Louie, her parents Mary and William; her in-laws Lewis V. and Dorothy Card; her brothers Louie and Charlie; her sisters Vera and Josephine and her daughter in law Julie. She is survived by her children and their spouses; Lewis W. Card, Linda Lynn and Jeffrey Stevenson, and William and Klara Card; by her 5 grandchildren, Lewis Allan and Andy Card, Tessa Stevenson Venetz, Kyle and Alex Card and a sister, Irene Popkin. She had 5 Great Grandchildren, Addyson, Lewis Lee, Adriana Rose, August, and Juliana. She also had two God Children, Julia Canavan and Sarah Broussard.
Rose spent her last 5 years in Meridian, ID close to her daughter Lynn. Here she continued to be an inspiration, taking a writing class and surprising her family and friends with her amusing and hilarious short stories and poetry.
She will be buried with her husband in Whitefish, Montana. We will miss “the long arm of the mom”, her beautiful smile and laugh and most of all, her unconditional love. Rest in Peace Mama in the arms of your beloved husband.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rose Card, please visit Tribute Store