Mary Rose, 97

April 28, 1921 —
June 9, 2018
Aurora, Colo. - Mary Ellen Rose of Aurora, Colo. passed away on June 9, 2018 in Aurora, a few weeks after a wonderful celebration of her 97th birthday. 
Visitation with family will be at Notre Dame Church on Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m., with mass to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Cavalry Cemetery.
Mary Ellen Lyons Rose was born in Cresco, Iowa on April 28, 1921, to Florence Drewry Lyons and Gerald Edward Lyons. She grew up in Cresco and in Washington, D.C. and had the pleasure of meeting President Franklin Roosevelt at a White House reception when she was 16 years old. 
She met her future husband, Eugene Arnold Rose, on a blind date while attending the University of Minnesota. They were married at Assumption Church in Cresco on Jan. 13, 1945. They had three children, Eugene Arnold Rose III, Mary Patricia (Mimi) Rose Glode’ and Scott Gerald Rose. The family lived in Omaha, Neb., White Bear Lake, Minn. and Palatine, Ill. 
The family has fond memories of many summer trips to Canada and to Mary and Gene’s cabin on Stone Lake in Wisconsin. Mary was a great “fisherwoman” and had a mounted 10-pound walleye to prove it!
She is survived by her children, Gene (Jan), Mimi (Mike) and Scott (Ann); seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 
Preceding Mary were her husband, Eugene in June 2004, and three brothers, Jerry, Tom and Bill. 
Contributions in her name may be made to: March of Dimes at or Lions Eye Institute  at

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