Written by Barbara Rose on January 31, 2002, 8:53 PM (April 17, 1918 – January 31, 2002)
Good morning. On behalf of my Grandma Rose, I would like to thank you all for being here today.
There is only one thing I can speak about in memory of my Grandma Rose, and that is the difference she has made.
Because of her, we were blessed to experience the very best of life. She taught us the meaning of love. She endlessly and loyally gave us the very best of her heart.
Grandma, you were my best friend, the closest person to me all of my life.
You never once let me down. You never let any of us down.
You gave us roots and wings.
Taught us the meaning of family, and gave us a true heritage. You instilled within us the highest ethics, and values of dignity, integrity, humanity, charity, courage and love.
You believed in us, and during the times we may not have known which way to go, you showed us.
Without judgment you backed us at every turn, and with every step, your love sustained us.
Your chicken soup sustained us. Those beautiful blue eyes, and sweet smile comforted us, no matter how difficult life became. You were always there.
Each one of us here today is only better because of you Grandma. You made so many of my dreams come true. I am grateful to you for eternity.
Grandma Rose, you are also eternal.
We are each a part of you. You saw the best within us, and it is that best, that we will carry on, and teach our children.
I know you are happy, free, with God, and watching over us.
For every beautiful quality and memory you gave us,
For every dream you made come true
We love you Grandma
We will miss you so much.
You are the finest human being we have ever known
We will keep you alive each day for the rest of our lives.
(This eulogy was written by Barbara Rose within one hour of her Grandmother’s passing on January 31, 2002. It is displayed each year on this website as a tribute of Barbara’s love and gratitude for her Grandma Rose to keep her memory alive.)