Donald Edward Rose was born on January 20, 1936, and passed away on April 19, 2020. Don was a resident of Newcastle, California.
Don Rose - A Worthy and Full Life
If you knew Don, you probably know most everything being said here. Hopefully reading this will make it easier to remember his life and the time you had with him.
Don was a great friend, father, husband, and uncle. Whether you knew him or not, you could walk into his office and talk to him about your business, books, problems, world issues, fishing, an upcoming crab feed, Portuguese fiesta and, of course, the Raiders.
Friends and family will forever remember going fishing with him and playing dominos while being schooled by him and his partner. You could always look forward to seeing him on his tractor riding around his property in the hills. The slow drives to town down Auburn Folsom Road that gave you plenty of time to talk about important real-life stuff. You could always look forward to him picking you up for a long day of fishing and would enjoy the ride home.
As a husband, Don enjoyed spending time with Glenda and took great care of her, taking time to do the things she enjoyed. A funny, yet stellar example was the large Sea Ray boat he purchased for fishing. When he was asked why he bought such a big boat, he replied that he knew if the boat had a cabin and bathroom on board that Glenda would go fishing with him. That boat provided many great memories for Glenda, several family members and friends.
To Don, "Okay" wasn't good enough. If you were going to do something, you needed to do a great job. If you were going to buy something, it needed to be high end and needed to last. He wasn't a perfectionist, but he understood value. He applied the same philosophy to his time. It came with value, love and commitment.
Don had an understanding that life isn't perfect but with hard work and patience it can be a happy and full life
Don's work ethic was never more evident than in the home he built in Newcastle. He did a lot of the work himself along with a little help from friends and family. Once it was finished, he shared it by hosting many family events that created joyful memories for us all.
Don lived a full and valued life, he touched many, helped many and left many with fond memories that won't be forgotten. Today we mourn his death but celebrate his life. It was full, and it was worthy.