Margaret Frances Roossien passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 15, 2022 at her home of over 28 years in Nampa, Idaho.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel in Nampa, Idaho.
Margaret was born on April 16, 1933, in Lafleche, Saskatchewan, Canada. She lived with her father, Leroy Edwin Henderson, and mother, Lela Irene Thomas, and her seven brothers and sisters on the Canadian prairie in Woodrow, Saskatchewan, until she was 10 years old.
In 1943, Leroy and Lela and their younger children, (including Margaret), moved to Southern California. Margaret’s older sister, Beatrice, was married and stayed behind in Woodrow with her new family, and her older brothers were already in military service in Canada.
The family moved into an old Victorian dairy house on San Francisco Street, in Pomona. Three years later, Margaret met Henry Roossien, when the Roossien Family moved from Michigan into the house across the street.
Henry and Margaret were married in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 17, 1954. Henry was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, and they made their home in Las Vegas for several years, until Henry completed his service and was discharged, and they moved back to Southern California.
Henry and Margaret’s oldest daughter, Margaret Lynn, arrived on December 7, 1957, and their younger daughter, Julie Anne, was born seven and a half years later, on May 4, 1965. The family enjoyed many family get-togethers at the Henderson and Roossien homes on San Francisco Street. Every holiday was full of relatives and food, and Shanghai card games at the Henderson house.
She was a very protective mother, and was active in school events and chauffeuring her daughters to dance classes and other after school activities, and enjoyed the family hobby of keeping aquariums of tropical fish. She cared deeply for all the family pets.
She spent many hours browsing the antique stores of Southern California and Idaho, and put together a large collection of vintage and collectible art glass. She also was interested in collecting old coins and coin sets. She enjoyed reading historical fiction and western novels. She loved crafting and made holidays special.
Margaret and Henry moved to Nampa, Idaho in 1993. They enjoyed feeding the geese and many ducks that lived along the canal next to their home, and Margaret insisted on caring for the many stray cats that found their way into their yard.
Margaret is survived by her husband Henry Roossien, daughters Margie Tyre (Jeffrey) and Julie Roossien, and grandson Alec Tyre (Erica), and also her younger brother Earl Henderson in Oklahoma.
She is now reunited with her previously deceased parents, Leroy and Lela Henderson, her brothers Cecil, William, Eldon and Donald Henderson, and her sisters Beatrix Filson and Lois Noble.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Margaret Frances Roossien, please visit our floral store.