Rosalie E. Miller
February 14, 1913
Aurora, Illinois

Passed Away
August 24, 2011
Brighton, Colorado

A life well lived came to an end Wednesday August 24, 2011.
Rosalie E. Miller passed away in her beloved home at Inglenook of Brighton, CO. She was 98 years old.

Rosalie was born February 14, 1913 in Aurora, Illinois, the daughter of John and Regina (Hansen) Einsiedel. She married Lester Miller on September 4, 1937 in Aurora and resided in the area until 2007 when she moved to Colorado.

After a 20 year career in the travel industry, Rosalie retired to pursue her many and varied interests. With an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, determination to contribute to her community and dynamic energy to help those in need, Rosalie tirelessly gave of herself for decades to all she encountered. Her passions were Bridge, Great Books, Great Discussions and a multitude of professional, philanthropic and social organizations; she served in soup kitchens, community outreach programs and knitted up countless caps and blankets for disadvantaged newborn babies. For years she and her best friend and sister, Louise , volunteered at the AID Crisis Line of Fox Valley, Illinois. At age 86 she single-handedly mastered her computer, email and the internet.

Rosalie eagerly embraced every moment of her life, generously offering encouragement, love and her helping heart; she leaves behind a large and loving community of family, friends and caregivers who respected her intellect, generosity, compassion, wit, candor and her deep commitment to mankind. Her intent was to leave this world a better place than she found it, and we, her children, family and friends are grateful for all she gave us.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, John and Sarah Miller of Deerfield, NH and Sanford, FL; daughter Jane Forbes of Brighton, CO; grandsons Tye Forbes and Matthew Forbes of Louisville, CO and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; sister, Louise Edwards and brother, Carl J. Einsiedel.

At her request, no services will be held.

The family wishes to give special thanks to the staff of Inglenook at Brighton, whose love and care were beyond measure.

As a remembrance for Rosalie, please do or say something kind to someone you encounter.

Please feel welcome to share thoughts and memories.

Obituary posted by All-States Cremation

Rosalie E. Miller

Memorial Guest Book

Liz Ryan

I know Rosalie from the book club. She was such a vivacious, witty person. We often rode to the restaurants after the meeting and had such good talks. Rosalie was always insightful and I loved her wry sense of humor. She will be greatly missed but fondly remembered. My thoughts are with you at this time of loss.

Sherrie Gossert

I met Rosalie Miller when she joined the (Brighton) Rangeview Library's Rowdy Readers Book Club at the age of 94. She was a delightful, intelligent member of our fun group. She always offered intriguing, insightful, and humorous dialogue to our discussions. Rosalie was a joyful, curious individual and I am fortunate to have known her.

Judy Morgan

To the Family of Rosalie, Please accept my sympathy in the death of Rosalie. She was a member of Rowdy Readers, the book club which I have enjoyed for many years. Rosalie was such a welcome member of our group. She always had interesting and insightful comments about the books we read. She was a willing leader of discussion when it was her "turn". I remember we gave Rosalie a birthday celebration one year...just because everyone enjoyed her so. Rosalie touched many lives. I hope knowing so many people thought well of her will give you comfort at this time. Sincerely, Judy Morgan

Ginnie and Jeff VanHooser

What a wonderful Aunt she was!!! I so loved her smiles and her laughs!!! She was the best!!! She never stopped learning!! Loved getting her e-mails!! I will miss that!! I am very proud to say she was my most "favorite" Aunt!!!! We will miss her!! But the memories will be here forever!! Love You!!! Jeff and I send our heartfelt condolences to you.

Glenna and Ed Russell

Our thought and prayers are with all the family. She was a wonderful person. We had only known her a short time but always had a good time and loved to hear her stories. God Bless. She will be missed.