Michael A. Rose
1962 - 2020
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Michael Alan Rose was born in Denver, Colorado on September 19, 1962. Early Easter Sunday morning (4/12/2020), our beloved Mike went to walk with the Lord. He grew up in Durango and graduated from Durango High School in 1980. Soon after graduation, he moved to Las Vegas and attended UNLV and joined the Marine Corp Reserves. Mike moved to active duty from 1981 to 1985 and upon return from overseas duty to Camp Pendleton, he was in charge of the motor vehicle department. He was Lance Corporal when he was honorably discharged and held many accommodations, awards and medals. He went to work for the Nevada Bell Phone Company and later when he moved back to Durango, he worked for the Durango Senior Center. Mike loved Durango and all it offered, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and hiking of our beautiful area.

Mike was preceded in death by: his father, Al Rose; grandparents: Alex and Ann Rose and Anna Korte; aunts: Pat Rose Degette and Stella Lumpkin and his uncle Lt. Col. Mike (Sara) Korte of USAF.

Mike is survived by his mother, Dolly Rose; sisters: Sabrina (Steve) Donkersgoed, Lori Ahmadi, Kristan Rose and Julie Hennings, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank the Durango Veterans Medical Clinic and Durango Senior Center fellow employees for their kindness to Mike. A celebration of life will be held a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Disabled American Veterans (dav.org), American Heart Association (heart.org) or somewhere of your choice. Mike will be greatly missed.

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Published in Pine River Times on May 14, 2020.
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6 entries
May 21, 2020
Im sorry to hear that my cousin Mike has passed. He was always very kind and enjoyed visiting with him. He taught me how to make hash browns the military way and I still make them like he did. My condolences to my Aunt Dolly and my cousins Sabrina and Lori and their families. May you find peace in your grief and know you are in our prayers.
Terri and Delwin Lester
Theresa Lester
May 19, 2020
Mike was a really good neighbor. Always ready with a smile and a wave. He'll be missed around here.
Jola & John Schraub
May 18, 2020
You are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry about your son.
Connie Vigil
May 18, 2020
Dolly, You are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear about your son.
Connie Vigil
May 15, 2020
Lori so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family. Mary Sammons Miles
Mary Miles
May 14, 2020
We want to say how sorry we are about Mike's passing but so happy to know he's with the Lord. We remember him as a child as well as Sabrina and Lori. We all loved you Dolly and have such fond memories of you. You are the sweetest lady ever. God bless you all...The Atkins Girls
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