Emily Rozina Coleman

April 10, 1934November 3, 2018

Emily Rozina Coleman passed away Nov. 3, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in 1934, to Theodore and Nora Frase who homesteaded in Shoestring Valley.

She was preceded in death by her son, Albert Cox.

Emily is survived by daughters, Carol Preston and Ellen Gleason; she was married to Otis Cox, and later, Alex Coleman; her long-time companions were Glen Garrison and Wes Earle. She was also survived by numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Emily drove school bus for 22 years and loved all of her students. She was a big supporter of high school sports and enjoyed going to the games. She loved kids and pets and offered unquestionable love to everyone she met. Emily collected families and her circle of love was ever expanding. She had a passion for feeding everyone and demonstrated her love with bountiful meals. She had an unwavering faith and offered inspiration and joy where ever she was.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at 11 a.m., at the First Church of God in Morton. It will be followed by a reception at the church. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at Alpha Cemetery. Contributions in her name may be made to the Morton Athletics Association.


  • Morton Athletics Association


  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018

Emily Rozina Coleman

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Mr and Mrs Bolliger

November 10, 2018

My husband is the grandson of Emily's companion, Wes. I was only able to meet Emily once, but felt the first time I met her, I had known her forever. She had a contagious smile and warm heart. I felt and still feel inspired to be as active as she was, like Tai Chi class she introduced my grandfather-in-law too, I remember thinking, 'how neat is that!?". She leaves a legacy behind of hope, faith, and dedication. Rest in peace dear Emily. Love, the Bolliger family.