1942 - 2016 Suzanne Grow Rose, 74 died Friday, April 22, at home in Nederland after a courageous eleven-year battle with breast cancer. Suzi was born in Cleveland, Ohio, March 31, 1942 to the late Jane Oatley Grow and Charles Melvin Grow. She is survived by Val Rose, her husband of 54 years, son Greg Rose and his wife Weena of Nederland and daughter Shannon Rose Shipp and her husband John of Gladewater, grandchildren Eric Rose and Amber Rose of Nederland and Zachary Shipp of Gladewater. Other survivors include her sisters Cynthia Clanton of Flagstaff, Arizona and Cheri Kemp of Lubbock, Texas. Suzi taught public school music for two years in Whitehouse, Texas, fourteen years in Jacksonville, Texas, and seventeen years in Nederland, Texas at Helena Park Elementary. She also taught elementary music method courses at Lamar University for ten years. Suzi was a member of the Tyler Civic Chorale, the Beaumont Interfaith Choral Society, and the Symphony of Southeast Texas Chorus for many years. She was a longtime active member of the Alpha Delta Kappa teacher sorority. She delivered Meals on Wheels for many years and was a loyal Red Hat Society member. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Beaumont Interfaith Choral Society. Visitation will be from 5:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Nederland High School Band Hall. A brief eulogy will be given by Dr. Jimmy Simmons at 6:00 p.m.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 24, 2016