Rosemary Van Cleave, Madson, Liedkie, 87, died Friday, July 17, 2020 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at Good Samaritan Assisted Living in Moscow, Idaho.
She was born Nov. 29, 1932 to Lester and Laura Van Cleave at 1010 18th Avenue, Clarkston, WA, where she lived until marrying Everett C. Madson in 1948.
Her travels would take her to Spokane where Everett was stationed at Fairchild AFB, later traveling to Larson AFB in Moses Lake, WA, then back to her home in Clarkston.
Rosemary later divorced and married Eugene (Vern) Liedkie. Both ran Riverside Meats in Lewiston, Idaho until they retired to Elk River, Idaho. Vern is still currently in Good Samaritan Village in Moscow, Idaho.
Rosemary was a kind and gentle lady, loving mother, Air Force wife and avid gardener with a never ending smile.
Women of her caliber are few and far between and she will be dearly missed by all.
Rosemary is preceded in death by five brothers; Ted, Barney, Eugene, Bill and James, and two granddaughters: Katie Madson and Kari Doggett.
Rosemary is survived by five children: Margaret (Peggy) Maorrill, Clarkston, WA; Emory (Butch) Madson, Spokane, WA; Cheryl McFarland, Spokane, WA; Tina Madson, Orofino, ID; six grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and a loving extended family.
Rosemary will be buried at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in the Lewiston Orchards. Services will be held at a later date.