Donald Joseph Rose

Donald Joseph Rose, 70, of White City, died Oct. 26, 2009.

Mr. Rose was born Oct. 20, 1939 in Yreka, Calif., to Joseph and Georgina Rose. He married Carol, who survives on Nov. 8, 1961.  He moved to the Rogue Valley in 1980. Mr. Rose worked in the surgery department at Rogue Valley Medical Center for 25 years, retiring in 2005.

He enjoyed collecting antiques and collectibles. He was devoted to his family and friends and known for his selflessness, kindness and generosity. One of his favorite sayings was “Busy hands are happy hands.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. He leaves behind his devoted wife, Carol; three daughters, Lisa Casson (Randy) of Yreka, Donette Crawford (Bob) of White City and Terry Rose, of White City; a son, Don Jr. (Jeri) of Aloha, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and brothers, Mel and Tony.

A Celebration of Life for Mr. Rose was held Oct. 30 at Hillcrest Memorial Park. The Reverends Michael Brown of Tablerock Fellowship and Jim Larsen of Christian Church of Ashland, officiated.
Arrangements by Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary.

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