Ida Rose Holvoet Cruse was born in Hotchkiss May 25, 1932, to Joseph and Elizabeth Holvoet. She was the second of their seven children.
After graduating from Hotchkiss High Ida Rose attended Western State College in Gunnison for two years and then returned home. While working at the old Rainbow Café she met Boyd Cruse and married him on Feb. 4, 1954. After following Boyd around for a few years while he served in the Army, the couple and their daughter Carol returned to the North Fork Valley where their hearts were. While working various ranches and orchards in the area they had two more children, Richard and Barbara. In the fall of 1962 they moved onto the Cruse ranch on Grand View Mesa where they resided until Boyd passed away in 2008.
Ida Rose continued to live in the family home until a year ago when she moved to the Paonia Care Center. Her children are requesting that you help her celebrate this momentous birthday with a card shower. You can send her a card c/o Paonia Care Center, 1625 Meadowbrook Blvd., Room 107, Paonia, CO 81428.blog comments powered by Disqus