Kay Marie Rose, 82, Richmond, VA
Rose, Kay Marie 84 passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2023, in Richmond, VA. She lived in La Jolla, CA for over 40 years until her husband’s passing in 2017 when she returned to the place of her birth Kasson, Minnesota. In 2019, she moved to Richmond VA with her niece.
She is predeceased by her true love and beloved husband David L Rose and her parents Chester Osborne and Frances Lenton.
She is survived by two beloved sisters Patricia Trotter (Mike) in West Des Moines, IA and Pamela Abdo in Davenport, IA; sisters in law Susan Talbott (Herb) and Arleen Sanderson in Richmond VA and brother in law Peter Rose (Barbie) in Sausalito CA; nieces and nephews Jon Troen (Chrissy) in West Des Moines, IA, Jackie Dammeier in West Des Moines, IA ; David Abdo in Nashville, TN, Sara Gott (Kyle) in Davenport, IA; In Virginia: Ted Sanderson, Mary Kaye Sanderson, Jeanne Rose Sanderson, David Sanderson, Jo Anne Bitner, Rebecca Sanderson, Colin Talbott & Adam Talbott as well as ten great nieces and nephews. She always considered Minnesota a touch stone to her roots and maintained family ties with many of her cousins in Kasson and Hayfield including but not limited to David and Jean Thoe, Connie Schnirring, Martha Beaver, Loretta Himie, Jeffrey and Susie Thoe along with their four daughters and their families and Bill and Lynette Traxell and their 2 children and their families.
Kay was a true lover of the arts, literature, and music, particularly jazz. One of her special talents was sharing this passion in a way that opened the wonderful world of the arts to others. She loved her time as a docent for the San Diego Art Museum. She was a fierce advocate against nuclear proliferation. She created an organization to fight against it and worked with a non-denominational group of religious leaders to educate the community about the threat of nuclear weapons. She was the president of the League of Women’s voters in Merin County California in the 1970’s where she focused on voter registration and rights and programs to educate the community to ensure voters were fully informed on issues. She traveled the world and was truly impacted by its wonders. We honor her memory and feel blessed to be part of and impacted by her life!