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November 6, 1940 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Charlotte “Babe” Faye Rose passed away at the age of 83, on January 17th, 2024 in the comfort of her daughter’s home in Spokane, Washington surrounded by loved ones. Babe was born on November 6th, 1940 in St. Ignatius, MT to Lloyd Burland and Alta McDonald. She grew up in Saint Ignatius and spent a lot of her youth in Nirada and Butte. She called the Flathead Indian reservation her home and was a proud member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes. She attended school at the Ursalines and later moved to Kansas and graduated from Haskell.
In 1959, Babe married Ronald Rose and became a proud military wife, shortly after getting married her daughter Kim was born. They traveled and lived in Germany, Charleston, and Great Falls before returning back home. They got divorced but remained good friends until Ronald passed.
Around 1980, Babe met Eneas Conko; they enjoyed spending time together fishing, adventuring in the Mission Mountains, and traveling the Pacific North West. They raised their two grandkids together who are more like their daughter and son, Robia and Brandon.
Babe spent her life taking care of others. She worked as a counselor at Kicking Horse Job Corp, caregiving for family members and a job with the elderly program; and was a stay at home mom. She also spent many years working at the Sunset Motel with good friends, John and Deane Coultrup.
Babe enjoyed being with her kids, grandkids, family, and friends. She really enjoyed watching game shows, Lifetime movies, The Maury Show, and Cops. She had a passion for listening to her scanner, and often calling her good friend Deedo Dumontier to see if she was hearing the same thing. Being out in the community and spending time at places such as The Malt Shop, Old Timer Cafe, Rods and visiting at Tribal Health brought joy to her day. In Babe’s younger days, she enjoyed bowling and playing card games.
She was preceded in death by Grandparents Charlie and Achsah McDonald, Parents Alta McDonald and Lloyd Burland, step father Phil, Brother Dennis Burland, and partner Eneas Conko.
She was survived by her three children Kim Cooper, Robia Conko, and Brandon Conko. Grandkids Makaelah, Brayden and Malakhi Conko; Anthony and Michael Cooper. Great grandkids Angel, Kalli and Kinsley. Brother Gary Burland. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.