Leigh Ann Rosemore
Leigh Ann Rosemore of Plentywood, MT died in the Billings Clinic ICU on November 27, 2020 with her family by her side. Her death was due to lung failure caused from COVID-19. A graveside service was held for Leigh Ann on Saturday the 5th of December at 2pm CST in the Grenora cemetery with close friends and family in attendance. The family will hold a memorial service in 2021.
Leigh Ann was born in Jamestown, ND, on December 30, 1955, to Donald “Swede” Rosemore and Elizabeth “Betty” Hastings. She graduated high school from Jamestown and earned a B.S. degree in occupational therapy from the University of North Dakota – Grand Forks.
Leigh Ann met Dennis Sorensen in Grand Forks while attending college. They later lived in Minneapolis together where she worked at Fairview Southdale Hospital. Leigh Ann and Dennis were married on August 1, 1981, in Ypsilanti, N.D. They moved to Plentywood that same week, where Leigh Ann joined the Sheridan Memorial Hospital. During her 41 years as an occupational therapist, she also served children in schools throughout the region and made home visits for elderly patients in Sheridan County.
Leigh Ann will be remembered for her strength, love, and devotion to her family. She cherished her time with grandchildren—attending every swim meet, taking the youngest while their parents worked, and trying always to send off a holiday package so it made it on time to Missoula. She enjoyed any flower that bloomed and savored home-grown tomatoes. Leigh Ann was compassionate, practical, and direct; she had the best sense of humor. She drew inspiration from music and art and found comfort in her faith. Leigh Ann often watched the nightly news as a pastime while texting with her beloved, baby sister. Her husband Dennis and her parents preceded her in death.
Leigh Ann will be dearly missed by all who love her. Those who will continue to cherish her memory are her children, Angela Sorensen, Eric and Michelle Sorensen, Kate and Dan Ibsen, all of Plentywood, and Winona and John Bateman of Missoula; her grandchildren Eli, Mason, Grady, Vern, Thor, Aurelia, and Ellis; three brothers, Keith Rosemore of Winona, MN, Darrel (Jeanne) Rosemore, Randy (Karen) Rosemore, all of Jamestown, ND, her only sister, Jodi Rosemore, of Minneapolis, MN; and her nieces and nephews, Damean, Danielle, William, Cory, Mccall, Mitch, Derek and Bobbi Jo.