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March 30, 1920-Feb. 12, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Violet May Wallace Rose, cherished mother, beloved grandmother and eternal disciple of the Lord, passed peacefully in her home Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012.

Violet was born March 30, 1920, to Beatrice and Harry Wallace.

She is now rejoined with the love of her life, Robert C. Rose, who passed Nov. 9, 1982. Violet and Robert met while he was a World War II United States Marine stationed in San Diego. Married Dec. 18, 1945, they lived in his home state of North Carolina for 20 years before returning to California.

He owned the Piggly Wiggly grocery store on Lionel and Walnut.

They were both former members of St. Luke Methodist Church in Goldsboro.

At age 5, she gave her heart to the Lord, and began her lifelong ministry to one and all.

She obtained her degree from Fuller Seminary late in life, and was ordained by the Assembly of God church.

During her childhood, she was inspired by Aimee Semple McPherson's sermons at Angelus Temple in Los Angeles, attended Berean Bible Institute as a teenager and through the years, spoke in churches and missions of many denominations.

Violet is survived by her son, Robert W. Rose, with his wife, Tanja, and her daughter, Beverly M. Rose, with her husband, Sodero Arcia.

She was the proudest of grandmothers of Aliah and Sarah Rose.

She was blessed with a glorious loving extended family of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins, who reside in North Carolina, and some who have preceded her in death, and her cousins in San Diego.

Services are Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in El Cajon, Calif., 92020, followed by final entombment at Greenwood Memorial Park and Mortuary.


Published in Obituaries on February 17, 2012 1:50 PM