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Rose Charlotte Hagerty, 84

Rose passed away peacefully in the late afternoon of April 27, 2024, at her home of 80+ years in Corbin, MT, due to health issues. She was born on April 23, 1940, to William and Maxine (Tax) Bridges. Here, she joined big sister Eleanor (Pic); the two did everything together until Pic's untimely death at 10 years of age.

She attended grade school at Clancy Elementary and graduated from Jefferson County High School in Boulder in 1958. She worked for the State of Montana in the Legislature for a couple of years and then met the love of her life, Ronald James Hagerty. They were married on March 3, 1961, in her parents' home in Corbin, MT.

On December 17, 1961, they welcomed their first son Daniel. After a brief stay in Helena and Manhattan, MT, they made their way back to Corbin to settle down. Three more children were soon to follow: Clinton (1964), Rhonda (1965), and Curtis (1967). Rose became a full-time mother and homemaker, ensuring her family was cared for. She was always there to attend school activities, sporting events, Boy Scouts, and everything in between while supporting her family. After the kids got older, Rose decided to go back to work part-time with Ron at the phone company in Helena.

In 1987, her first grandchild (Amanda) was born. Then along came Michael, Cody, Jessica, Ashley, Kelsey, Lila, and Aubrey. She loved every moment of being a grandmother and loved them all so dearly. Then came the great-grandkids, which gave her the new title of "Gigi." She loved attending their sporting events and birthday parties.

Rose enjoyed shopping, car/motorcycle trips, cooking, coffee and conversation with friends, getting her hair done, red lipstick, gambling with Lois (aka Thelma & Louise), and spending time with family.

Rose is survived by her four children. Dan (Lola) Hagerty of Whitehall, Clint (Anna) Hagerty of Idaho Falls, Rhonda Craft of Boulder, and Curt Hagerty of Billings. Grandchildren Amanda (Nate) Hagerty of Gardiner, Michael (Laura) Craft of Helena, Cody (Jessica) Hagerty of Whitehall, Jessica Craft of Boulder, Ashley (Kyle) Perry of Idaho, Kelsey Hagerty of Idaho, Lila (Michael) Chase of Billings, and Aubrey Hagerty of Billings. Great-Grandkids, Azlynn, Loxley, Brantley, Aiden, Amlee, Akelis, Parker, and numerous cousins and friends.

She is preceded by her parents, sister Eleanor (Pic), husband Ron, son-in-law Daryl "DD" Craft, and numerous family members, including aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A special thank you to Lois and Marj Reilly for always being such great friends and for being there for her. Thank you to Lauren and Taylor of Benefis Home Health for giving her the care she needed to remain at home,

Until We Meet Again, Mom, Grandma, and Gigi. We Love You.

Donations can be made to honor Rose's love of animals to the AS&C of Jefferson County, PO Box 377, Boulder, MT 59632.

A Celebration of Life (date to be determined) will be held at the Jefferson City Community Center.


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