Rosa Marie Borquist, a member of Ascension Church since 1953, died Feb. 23. She was 97.

Mrs. Borquist was born Nov. 17, 1916, Gerolomo and Nicoletta Ezetta in Vancouver. She graduated from Vancouver High School. She married Sterling Borquist in 1941. She worked in the Providence Hospital business office for 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995; sister, Angela Pitton, Portland; and brother, Thomas Ezetta, Vancouver. She is survived by her children, Susan (Chuck) Chesemore, Nancy Foesch and James (Francie) Borquist, all of Portland; sister, Bena Marsh, Vancouver; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Ascension Church. Memorial donations may be made to Ascension Church.