Rose M. Madaris died May 20, 2019, at her home in Fruita. She was 85.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Taylor Funeral Chapel in Delta. Interment will follow at Mesa View Cemetery.
Rose M. Starkovich was born Feb. 14, 1934, to Joseph and Francis (DeGraffenried) Starkovich in Hotchkiss. She spent her childhood and attended school in Hotchkiss, graduating from Hotchkiss High School in 1953.
She married William Madaris. She enjoyed reading, flowers, cooking, camping and the outdoors.
She is survived by her four children, Lee Madaris of Fruita, Joe (Beth) Madaris of Grand Junction, Rose (Bruce) Dial of Palisade and Edward (Kellyn) Madaris of Grand Junction; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; a brother, Eldon Starkovich; and three sisters, Eva McCarty, Josephine Ferriby and Charlotte Pratt.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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