Virginia F. Rose

Born: Sun., May 20, 1923
Died: Fri., Apr. 15, 2011

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Virginia F. Rose - a resident of Pendleton, Oregon, died Friday, April 15, 2011 in a Pendleton care facility. She was 87 years old. At her request, no services will be held. Memorials in her memory may be directed to the St. Anthony Hospice, and can be sent in care of the Burns Mortuary, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. You may sign the online register or send condolences at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Rose was born May 20, 1923 in Brownsville, Oregon. She was the daughter of Harold and Grace Newman Kizer. She was raised and educated in Harrisburg, Oregon and graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1941. She attended the University of Oregon and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. She attended Oregon State University, and the University Of California at Berkley. She later earned her Masters Degree. She married G. Clarence Rose in November of 1951 in Enterprise, Oregon. She lived in Enterprise and Baker City, Oregon and was a Social Worker and Manager for Adult and Family Services as well as Children's Services. She came to Pendleton in 1973. Here she managed the Children's Services Division for the Sate of Oregon until her retirement. She was a member of the Harrisburg Grange as well as the Soroptimist Club, Altrusa International, and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles lodge #28. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her family as well as reading, traveling and gardening. She is survived by: a son George C. Rose & wife Patty of Pendleton, Oregon, a daughter Karen Rose of Schweinfurt, Germany, as well as four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

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Lois Horton
   Posted Tue April 19, 2011
With deepest sympathy and wish for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Debra Kellogg
   Posted Tue April 19, 2011
Virginia was such a professional but she had a sense of humor which she wasn't afraid to show. She gave so much to so many and I am so glad to have had her in my life. To Virginia's family thanks for sharing and to Virginia RIP it was a great era. Always, Deb

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