A memorial service was held Jan. 21 at the Wasilla Assembly of God Church.
Mrs. Ryherd was born Oct. 7, 1947, in Salt Lake City to Leno and Margaret Mary (Defa) Galassi. She graduated from Groveland High School in Groveland, Fla., in 1966. She moved to Alaska in 1996 and resided in Wasilla.
From 1992 to 1996 she worked as a shift supervisor for Wendys Restaurant in Clermont, Fla., and from 1997 to 1999 she worked at the Perfect Cup in Wasilla.
She attended Assembly of God churches, and her hobbies and special interests were quilting, crocheting, fishing and reading.
Her family wrote: Rose Marie was a quiet, strong individual who raised her children on her own until she met the love of her life six years ago. She enjoyed sitting and talking for hours about life. Her joy was raising her son, Jeff, with the help of her husband, James Michael. She enjoyed crafts and arts, walking in the beauty that is Alaska, and being wife, mother and friend to all who knew her. She served her savior Jesus Christ with quiet devotion. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors are her husband, James Michael Ryherd; son, Jeffrey Alan Moore, of Wasilla; daughter, Jenna R. Moore, of Tennessee; mother, Margaret Mary Galassi; sister and brother-in-law, Renae and Ron Varnadol; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Maxine Galassi; grandsons, Colby and Zachary Smartt, and many loving in-laws and extended family.
Arrangements were made by Valley Funeral Home & Crematory of Wasilla.