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Woodward County Obituary
Elmwood Cemetery

© Billings Funeral Home
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Submitted by: Ann Weber


September 3, 1950 - April 5, 2018

Denise Rose, 67 year old Woodward resident died April 5, 2018 in Oklahoma City. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in the First United Methodist Church in Woodward. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Denise De (Schaefer) Rose was born on September 3, 1950 in Hartner, Kansas the daughter of William Edward and Georgia Maxine (Dotter) Schaefer. Denise was reared in Woodward, and graduated from Woodward High School. She then attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Education. She was united in marriage to Milton Charles Rose in the First Christian Church of Woodward in July of 1973. Denise began her teaching career in 1973, teaching fourth grade in Woodward. Throughout her 30 year teaching career she taught fourth through sixth grade, English, and Language Arts. She was extremely dedicated to her students and their education.

Denise enjoyed camping, fishing, watching wildlife, working her bird dogs. She also spent time watching the Oklahoma City Thunder, and OSU Football. She loved to go watch her grandson Kash play soccer. She and Milton also made many good memories traveling together.

She was a member of the Woodward First United Methodist Church. She also belonged to the OEA and the WEA.

Denise is survived by her husband Milton of the home; son, Nathan Rose and wife Natalie of Woodward; grandson, Kash Rose; sister, Candyce Kline and husband John of Woodward; other family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her mother and father-in-law, Velma and Andy Bolin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodward Education Foundation with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

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