Rosemary Branstetter


On July, 23, 1923, Rosemary Francis Neary was born and adopted by Dr. Bernard and Dessidaria (Smay) Neary in Helena. 
She grew up in St. Xavier and Pryor, moving to Johnstown, Penn when she was a teenager.  Upon graduation, she returned to her beloved Montana.
She started nursing school at St. Vincent’s hospital. After graduation, her career at St. Vincent’s began and would span over four decades. She served in many departments at St. V’s but her very favorite was being a nurse in the New Born Nursery. 
It is at the hospital, that she met her future husband, Jesse Harold “Buck” Branstetter. The two were married on May 23, 1944 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Billings. They had four children Judith, Harold, Bernard and Bridgette.
Upon retirement she started her most important job. Rosemary moved in with her daughter Bridgette and son-in-law Keith Campbell to become a Nanny to her three youngest grandchildren, Jessica, Cole and Kaid. They and great grandson Joey were blessed to be cared for by Grandmother for over 24 years. 
Rosemary enjoyed reading and loved history, which she lived through a lot in her 94 plus years., including the 1936 Johnstown flood. She was known for her brutal honesty, her kind, giving heart and being selfless. The most important thing in her life was her family. She loved her Catholic religion. The key to her long life must have been her one daily beer and chocolate! 
Rosemary was met in Heaven on Sat. Dec. 9 by her grandmother, parents, husband, brother, John, son-in-law Harvey and grandson Joe Sr.  
Rosemary is survived by her four children Judy, Buth (Mary), Tink (Kyla) and Bridgette (Keith);11 grandchildren Chandel (Randy), Johnney (Amy), Corinne, Kerry, Jason (Keirston), Colleen (Chad), Trent (Vicky), Jeana (Travis), Jessica, Cole and Kaid; 17 great grand children; and two great greatgrandsons. 
Funeral Mass will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. with a viewing at 10 a.m. at St Anthony’s Catholic Church in Laurel, Mont., with burial at the Park City Cemetery in Park City, Mont. Condolences may be made by visiting our website at Memorials may be made to Holy Rosary ​Hospice or to the charity of one’s choice.


Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Third Saturdays, 1 p.m., The Crossings, 600 Roundhouse Dr.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Eagles Hall, 313 W. Main, 628-4503
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., check for more info. Find them on Facebook . Email them to find out meeting time and to join: The club will have a meeting or volunteer activity. Meeting location is Sid's East Side Bar & Grill on first and third Wednesdays of each month. Members and guests eat free.  Volunteer activity on the second Wednesday of each month. Check their facebook page for updates.  Every fourth Wednesday is for a club social activity. 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.


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