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Rose Geneva Olafson Van Voast (June 5, 1926 – May 4, 2022)


Rose Geneva Olafson Van Voast, 95, of Turner, MT passed away peacefully with family by her side on May 4, 2022 in Lewistown, MT.

Rose was the 2nd of three children, born an identical twin to Rolf and Thora Olafson in Devils Lake, ND June 5, 1926. As small children, the family moved to Vida, MT. She graduated from Circle, MT in 1944 and attended Northern Montana College to become a teacher. She and her twin, Ruth, received their first teaching positions at country schools, north of Wolf Point. The next two years they taught in Turner, Rose teaching 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades and Ruth teaching...

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