Anne Marie Rose
April 26, 1928 - November 21, 2017
Anne Rose was born Anne Marie Doerfler to Frank A. Doerfler and Ethyl E. Fox Doerfler in Silverton Oregon on April 26th, 1928. Anne passed on November 1st. Anne was married to the late Lt Col (Ret) P. Wayne Rose and is survived by her three children, Peter Wayne, Lezlie Anne and Julie Marie, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, four nieces, four nephews, and untold hundreds of beloved cousins and relatives (just go to a Doerfler family reunion).
Anne graduated from Salem High School in 1945 and by then was an avid accordion player. During WW II, Anne and her friends entertained the troops at Camp Adair OR. They performed helping to maintain morale performing from atop a stage built from ammunition crates (unknown at the time to be empty). Anne married Wayne on August 3rd, 1947 initially living in Salem and Canby. Anne became an Army wife when her husband Wayne and his Army Reserve unit was activated for the Korean War. Anne made her first real Army home literally at the edge of the Panama Jungle in the Canal Zone. After Panama, Anne provided loving homes for her family at Fort Knox KY, Fort Lewis WA. Fort Lee VA, Seattle WA, Salem OR, Fort Leavenworth KS, Ankara Turkey and Fort Hood TX. The toughest job in the Army is being an Army wife and mother where Anne excelled! Anne returned to Salem in 1968 with her family when Anne and Wayne retired from the Army. There Anne continued raising her children seeing them through graduations at Oregon State University in the 1970s.
Over the years Anne volunteered, serving and leading in Cub Scouts, Brownies, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. She was a big fan of the South Salem High Wrestling Team and the Saxonettes, and Sprague High Cheerleading. Anne was also an accomplished genealogist and member of the Willamette Geneological Society; she researched across the US, Germany, Switzerland and behind the iron curtain. When she was on a mission, she was on a mission. Anne served twice as a secretary in the Oregon House of Representatives, served in Community Development for the City of Salem, volunteered for the Red Cross as a “Grey Lady,” and served in the Federal Census Bureau. Anne continued her education through Chemeketa Community College and maintained ties with former military members and spouses by being active in the Military Officers Association and the Willamette Valley Women’s Military League.
Anne loved to travel, especially if it meant visiting her kids, grandkids and great grand kids in Hawaii, Texas, Florida, Kentucky and Georgia. Anne was a member and worshipped at Westminster Presbyterian Church, in Salem and earlier had served as a deacon at 1st Presbyterian Church. As the daughter of a nurseryman, she loved to garden and was in her yard fulfilling that love earlier on the day the Lord accepted her into heaven.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Union Gospel Mission, PO Box 431, Salem OR 97308, The Oregon Garden Foundation, PO Box 155 Silverton OR 97381, or Westminster Presbyterian Church 3737 Liberty Rd S, Salem OR 97302. Her wish was not to have a funeral or memorial service, but to use that as leverage to ensure her family would come together for a family reunion this summer when her ashes will be laid to rest at Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem. Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
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