Rose died peacefully at Pacifica Millcreek Senior Living on October 1, 2019.
Rose’s husband of nearly 50 years, Jerry, passed away in 2008 and though she missed him terribly, she was able to create a fulfilling life.
Rose grew up in Detroit and worked as a secretary in various insurance company headquarters, then at Michigan Meals on Wheels. She and Jerry moved to Salt Lake City when they retired, having fallen in love with skiing the Utah mountains during their previous years living here.
She was honored as an outstanding volunteer by Meals on Wheels-Salt Lake County for her decades-long dedication to this local chapter; she was a valued league bowler; and a Bible study member at her church in West Valley City and at Pacifica. Rose was a Lifetime Member of American Legion Holladay Post No. 71 where she enjoyed playing Bingo and serving as Mrs. Santa Claus each Christmas.
Rose is survived by two brothers, three sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.
Her cheerful, generous spirit will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 10:00 am at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 3560 West 3650 South, West Valley City. A visitation will begin at 9:00 am at the church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Avenue and “T” Street, Salt Lake City.
Memorial donations in her name can be made to the Humane Society of Utah (4242 South 300 West, Murray UT 84107) to honor her love of dogs.