Rosealane Godfrey Tubbs


Rosealane Godfrey Tubbs, 85, left this life February 16, 2018 in Malad City, Idaho. Rosealane was born on December 8,1932 to Elmer Theodore and Thelma Hodges Godfrey in Garland, Utah. Rosealane was the oldest of their six children. She grew up in the Garland, Utah area and attended Bear River High School. A young Rosealane met Orvil J. Tubbs, the love of her life. They were married on June 10, 1949 in the Logan LDS Temple for time and all eternity. They made their life-long home in Holbrook, Idaho and were blessed with five children.

Rosealane was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She accepted and fulfilled many callings in the primary, mutual programs, relief society, and was a devoted visiting teacher. She loved visiting the temple, and she showed love and kindness to all she met.

Rosealane loved the outdoors. She was a Master Gardener. She was known for trying to grow and succeeded at growing many plants that are not native to this area such as peanuts. Her flower garden was always beautiful and was a wonderful welcome to her home. Her vegetable garden was always plentiful and varied. She grew many berries, fruit trees, and even grapes. Farm Bureau honored her as their Oneida County Woman of the Year.

Rosealane was quite the bountiful provider since she loved hunting as well as fishing. She fished in the surrounding areas as well as trying her hand at salmon and deep-sea fishing in Alaska. She loved traveling whether it be on the back roads with Orvil, traveling to Alaska, or even flying to South America.

Rosealane was a wonderful cook. She was also known as a “master” baker when she worked at the Oneida County Senior Center, and later she shared this talent with the Stone Schools where she also worked for a while.

Rosealane drove the school bus in the Holbrook and Stone area for a number of years. She worked in Holbrook and Rexburg sorting potatoes. She and Orvil instilled their work ethics in all their children. They learned to work hard on the family dry farm and dairy. They taught their children to take pride in a job well done.

Some of Rosealane’s hobbies were spending time with family, gardening, cooking, baking, canning, sewing, embroidery, hunting, fishing, and quilting. She made all her children and grandchildren a quilt. She also loved to read when she could work it around her chores.

Rosealane is survived by her five children, Rodney (Gloria) Tubbs, Katherine (Jim) Lawson, Karen Sare, Ray (Marcia) Tubbs, and Linda (Todd) Jensen as well as two sisters, Trelva “Vickie” (Robert) Vaow, Eva (Bill) Taylor and two brothers, Darnell (Gwen) Godfrey, Clevell Godfrey, twenty grandchildren, sixty-eight great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Thelma Godfrey, her husband, Orvil Tubbs, one sister and one brother-in-law, Alydth and Jim Spillman.

Friends and family may attend her viewing Thursday, February 22 from 6-7 PM at the Horsley Funeral Home, Malad City, Idaho and Friday from 10:30-11:45 AM at the Holbrook Church, Holbrook, Idaho. Funeral services will be Friday, February 23 at 12:00 noon at the Holbrook Church. Interment will be at the Holbrook Cemetery.

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