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Elizabeth “Betty” Octavia Roseland

Posted July 22, 2013 in Boone, Obituaries

July 10, 1927 – July 20, 2013

Betty Roseland

Betty Roseland

Elizabeth “Betty” Octavia Roseland, age 86, of Boone, passed away at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Following cremation, a Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, in the Club House at Cedar Pointe Golf Course located at 601 South Cedar Street in Boone with Rev. Steve Dornbusch officiating. Following the memorial service, a private family burial service will be in the Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina, Iowa.

Betty was born on July 10, 1927 in Meridian, Mississippi. She is preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers, Tommy Pogue and Herschel Pogue.

On July 12, 1947 Betty married Gayle Roseland in Paullina, Iowa and recently celebrated their 66th Anniversary. The couple has been living in Boone since 1988.

Betty work at Sears for 16 years as a teletype operator and several other positions during this time.

Betty was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Boone.

Betty enjoyed playing cards, square dancing, traveling, cooking and spending time with her family and friends. Betty was known to visit at Prairie Meadows on occasion.

Betty is survived by her husband, Gayle B. Roseland of Boone, Iowa; her son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Laura Roseland of Sioux Center, Iowa; her son Jim Roseland of Thornton; her daughter, Patty Roseland and partner, Laurie of Scottsdale, Arizona; her 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

The family wants to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Israel Family Hospice House for their compassion, support and wonderful, loving care of Betty and her entire family.

In memory of Betty, memorials may be directed to the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Walter ~ Schroeder Funeral Home at Fifth & Story Streets in Boone is handling arrangements.

Information provided by:
Walter-Schroeder Funeral Home
503 Story Street
Boone, Iowa 50036

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