Rose Servart Schjelderup

  • "I can honestly say that Rose open my eyes to the world of..."
    - Yvoone Salazar
  • "Love to Rose"
    - Lisa Foster
  • "I was searching the Internet for names of people I have..."
    - Laurel (Gooch) Tremaine
  • "My Granny Rose taught me how to play solitaire with two..."
    - Ari Schjelderup
  • "RIP! Rose sad to see you have passed as i have known you..."
    - brian apramian

Rose Servart Schjelderup, age 90, of Bellingham, passed away on April 22, 2016 in Bellingham, WA of dementia. She was preceded in death by her parents George and Karoon Khatchadourian and Brother Leon Dorian of Selma, CA. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Hassel Schjelderup, her 7 children, Bill Schjelderup of SLC, Utah, Mia S. Olsen of Bellingham, Kim McFadden of Mercer Island, WA, Dr.Christine Schjelderup Free of Portland , OR, Robert Schjelderup, Roger Schjelderup and Katherine Larsen all of Bellingham , 21 grandchildren , her nephew David Dorian of Selma, CA and niece Joyce Grover of Fairfax, CA. Rose earned her BA from UCLA and her MS degree at Stanford University where she met Hassel on a blind date. They settled in Southern California where she first taught Physical Education at Long Beach Community College. Once they started their family, they moved to in San Marino, CA and she took a teaching job at Lincoln High School in East Los Angeles. They lived in San Marino for 47 years; her summers were spent with family and friends in their beach cottage at Kye Bay, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia where a love for the area instilled a deep attachment for the rest of the family to this day. After retiring from teaching Physical Education she continued with a travel business for the next 35 years and explored the world with Hassel. She was defined by the love of her family combined with her love of the world and sharing it with those who were less fortunate. She spent her last 10 years in Bellingham, WA to be closer to her children most of whom had relocated to many parts of the Pacific Northwest. Rose was clearly one of a kind; those who knew her will never forget her spirit, curiosity about the world, open heart to those from all walks of life, generosity, enthusiasm and love of life. Those who loved her will always remember her as the woman who lived by the phrase: " The world is a book and those who don't travel read only one page" St. Augustine
Published in Bellingham Herald on May 3, 2016
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