In Memoriam

(1919 - 2006)


Auntie Rose was a beloved aunt, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her life generously poured out for all. A smile for each she greeted.

Auntie Rose lived life to the fullest as a devout Catholic inspiring and challenging those of us around her to more devotion and family life.

She lived thru many of America's toughest years -- the depression, WW II, Korean War, Viet Nam, Assassinations of John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, and Martin Luther King.

Her generosity was personally experienced when I was a child. She and her husband, Uncle Hoot, provided a home for my family to live in for several years while my father recuperated from back surgery.

Auntie Rose shared family stories of my grandparents, aunts, uncles, my father and mother. These are stories that will be passed down from generation to generation. It is a wonderful gift for our family.

Auntie Rose was a fiercely independent woman. She loved her life in Arkansas tending to her garden and spending time with family that visited her.

For the last few years she fought cancer as well and as fiercely as any soldier of the wars she witnessed.

She has passed over leaving our family grieving and grateful for her positive influence on our family.