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Roseanne Harrison James

July 29, 1958 — August 5, 2019

Roseanne Harrison James was born on July 29, 1958 to Thede and Helen Harrison in Logan, Utah. She was born into a loving home as the twelfth of fourteen siblings. She attended Ellis Elementary, Logan Junior High, and graduated from Logan High in 1976. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many callings. She worked at The Book Table in Logan for around 20 years.

Family was at the center of Roseanne's life. As a child, she always had a doll with her; the only thing she ever wanted to be was a mother, and later she took great pride and love in being a grandmother. On April 13, 1979, Roseanne was married to Tony James in the Logan Temple. They recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. After living for a short while in Wellsville, the couple and their first child, Darin, moved to East Center Street in Logan, where the family lived for 20 years. During that time, Michelle, Bret, and Heather were born to the family. Later, Roseanne became the grandmother to Kyra and Tayva, the daughters of Darin and his wife Mindy.

One way that Roseanne showed love for her family was through the many traditions she created and continued through the years. Every holiday, she would decorate the house, especially for Christmas, creating a fun and happy atmosphere throughout the year. At Christmas time, she created special ornaments for all of her siblings and extended family. Each year, she found a new idea and would spend many hours crafting the ornaments. Every Valentine's Day, wherever her children lived, she made sure they received a Valentine's gift from her with a handwritten note letting them know how much she loved them. She made birthdays a special occasion for everyone in the family by making whatever they wanted for dinner and dessert. Roseanne made sure that there was never a shortage of love, or fun, in the home.

Harrison family reunions, Christmas parties, Thanksgiving, her yearly Sisters' Trip, and any other excuse to get together with her family were always highlights of the year. She loved bowling, which was also a Harrison family tradition, and she especially loved being on a team with her mother for many years. Roseanne had a deep respect and admiration for her mother; she always aspired to be like her. Roseanne enjoyed doing puzzles, playing fun pranks, getting into water fights, and supporting her family and friends in any way that she could.

In her final months, Roseanne enjoyed having her family over for Sunday dinner nearly every week, a spectacular family fireworks show for the Fourth of July, target shooting with guns, and a great trip to a zoo. She had been dealing with a medical condition that affected her lung capacity and stamina. On the night of August 5th, 2019, while at her home in Smithfield, Roseanne went into cardiac arrest. She was rushed to the hospital but quickly passed away. Her passing was sudden, and despite her health issues, came as a surprise to her family. Roseanne had just celebrated her 61st birthday the day before with all of her immediate family in attendance, and everyone had a wonderful time together.

Roseanne's family would like to thank all those who were a part of her life. Many of you have already expressed your sorrow and condolences, for which we are very grateful. Anyone who knew Roseanne saw that she had the magical ability to make everyone she knew feel special and loved. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but the love she gave to so many will live on.

There will be a viewing for Roseanne this Thursday from 6-8 pm at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center in Logan and a second viewing this Friday at 175 South 100 West in Smithfield from 9:30-10:45 am, followed by the funeral at 11:00. All are welcome to attend.
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