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Celebrating the life of
Donald M. Rose
January 23, 1936 - March 05, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Celebration of Life
  • 10:00am - Wednesday, March 15, 2017
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066

Don was such a gentle sprit. He had a great smile. I loved seeing Don and Shirley at UH events and the opera. You could always count on a big hug and a sincere smile when you saw Don. He will be dearly missed.

Kate Robertson, Houston, TX

Don will be missed by Bill and I so much but because he and I (Pat) shared this wonderful sense of humor with each other I will miss that the most. He is and always will be my favorite brother-in-law and our family get togethers will never be the same. Don give Chemine a hug from Bill and I and tell her how much she is missed. Love and miss you already. Pat & Bill & All the Peters.

Bill & pat Doty, Willis, Tx

Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories bring you comfort. Sincerely, Carl and Gloria Schwartz

Gloria Schwartz, Pasadena, TX

Donald (Don) Rose, 81, of Houston passed away on March 5, 2017. He was born in Madisonville, Texas on January 23, 1936 to Carl and Amanda Maye Rose. Don grew up in Cameron, Texas and graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He served as an officer in the Army before joining the Houston office of Arthur Anderson & Co. in 1959. That same year he met and married the love of his life, Shirley.

In 1963 he became an officer in Lumbermen’s Investment Corp. in Austin, Texas. After moving back to Houston in 1968 he became an officer in Gulf Resources Corp. where he served until his retirement in 1986 as Vice President, Controller. During the next several years he worked as a consultant with various resort management facilities.

Though a graduate of Sam Houston State, Don was an avid supporter of the University of Houston where his wife is a loyal alumna. Don was Cougar Red when it came to UH Athletics and was a member of Cougar Pride. He was a season subscriber to football, basketball and he couldn't wait for baseball season to start. In addition, he supported Shirley in her work at the UH Moores School of Music, the Blaffer Art Museum at UH, and the UH College of Education.

Don was a low key and generous man. His family and friends loved him dearly for his kind nature, his easy sense of humor, and his unyielding loyalty.

Don is survived by Shirley Rose, his wife of 56 years; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Billy Corley and wife Jean of La Porte, Texas; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bill and Pat Doty of Willis, Texas; nephew, Alan Corley and wife Shelley; niece, Alana and husband Terry Moser; and grand nephews and nieces, Chance Moser, Liane Moser, Race Moser, Kirby Corley, Natalie Peters Thomas, Brennen Peters, Blake Peters, and Trevor Peters; and many cousins and cherished friends.

In addition, Don is survived by his sweet adopted Chihuahua, “Rosie.” Don and Rosie were best pals and enjoyed a daily routine which included many neighborhood walks.

Also, special thanks go to dear friends Gladys Hooker and her daughter Kim Ballestros, and Mary Ann and Neal Simpson, whose love and assistance during this time have been invaluable.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family at ten o’clock in the morning with a service to celebrate Don’s life beginning at half past ten on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Bradshaw-Carter Funeral Home, where Rev. Dr. Matt Russell, Senior Assistant Pastor at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, is to officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: University of Houston - Moores School of Music; University of Houston - Blaffer Art Museum; University of Houston - College of Education, at University of Houston, P.O. Box 867 Houston, Texas 77001-0867, or to any charity of your choice. Please designate "In Memory of Don Rose."

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Don was such a gentle sprit. He had a great smile. I loved seeing Don and Shirley at UH events and the opera. You could always count on a big hug and a sincere smile when you saw Don. He will be dearly missed.

Kate Robertson, Houston, TX

Don will be missed by Bill and I so much but because he and I (Pat) shared this wonderful sense of humor with each other I will miss that the most. He is and always will be my favorite brother-in-law and our family get togethers will never be the same. Don give Chemine a hug from Bill and I and tell her how much she is missed. Love and miss you already. Pat & Bill & All the Peters.

Bill & pat Doty, Willis, Tx

Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories bring you comfort. Sincerely, Carl and Gloria Schwartz

Gloria Schwartz, Pasadena, TX


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