Rose Neumiller Green
Rose Marie Neumiller Green died suddenly on March 19, 2020, in Billings at the age of 70 due to a massive pneumonia.
Rose was born April 26, 1949, in Wolf Point, Mont., to a family of eight. Rose grew up on the family farm 23 miles south of Wolf Point. She attended high school in Wolf Point. She was the first female allowed to take mechanical drawing.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Rick Green. She was devoted to him and provided comfort in his final days battling cancer. Rick died in 2013 and has been waiting for their reunion in Heaven.
She spent most of her career working at Trinity Hospital, analyzing medical records and as a consultant supporting clients across the country. She was active in the American Diabetes Association and achieved one of her proudest professional accomplishments establishing wider standards of care for diabetics. Rose and Judy Gilman worked closely together to start the first nationally approved diabetes education program in the state of Montana.
Rose spent the latter part of her life as an integral member of the Wolf Point community, spending her free time helping restart the Wolf Point Food Pantry. In 2017, she was recognized by the state of Montana with a Serve Montana Award from the governor for being an outstanding citizen embodying Montana’s strong spirit of service.
Rose was always one to lend a hand to help family, friends and strangers. Many people knew her as someone they could ask for help if they needed a loan, a place to stay or a friend. Rose was known for taking people in who needed help and offering them support to rebuild their life.
Rose was a devout Catholic and, at some point, you may have received one of her Kindles preloaded with prayers or PIETA prayer books at your time of need. She provided communion on Sundays for members of the community who could not attend service.
Rose is survived by her brother, Jerry Neumiller; and sisters, Judy Wagner, Irene Moe, Connie Granbois, Bev Dyck and Larry Millard. She was very close to her niece Wendy Flynn and her ”adopted family,” Shayne, Tyler, Alex and Katelyn Foster; best friend, Linda Heser; and her stepdaughter, Bobbi Green. Rose was adored by her nephews and nieces. She will be missed by all her siblings, but especially Irene whose bond with Rose grew deeper after Rick’s passing.
Her family will always remember Rose as being a caring and thoughtful older sister. As a child, and probably as an adult, Rose believed she was always right and would let her sisters know it. While her sisters always saw her as being bossy; Rose understood that she had additional family responsibility to care for her younger sisters, even if that meant telling on them to Mom.
Rose always looked out for her extended family offering guidance and doing anything she could to help. She would sacrifice her own needs to make sure that her extended family got a higher education by giving her nephews and nieces new computers as high school graduation gifts. She even made child onset diabetes be the “cool thing” for her nephew who was diagnosed as a teenager.
She loved to cook for others; her family mostly remembers the meal that sent several of them to E.R. for food poisoning which they loved to tease her about.
Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Rick Green; niece, Jessie Granbois; brother-in-law, Glen Dyck; brother, Bob; sister-in-law, Ann; nephew, Rick; niece, Connie Millard; and sister-inlaw, Vickie Millard.
Her funeral and memorial are currently postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings.
Rose’s family is asking that anyone wishing to send their condolences either volunteer their time or send donations to the Wolf Point Food Pantry or the American Diabetes Association.