Hobert O'Dell Rose, Command Sergeant Major, USA, Retired passed away March 13, 2014 in El Paso, TX. He was born September 29, 1919 in Havana, AR to William and Julia (Rogers) Rose. He proudly served his country for over 25 years in the US Army through WWII, Korea and Vietnam and received numerous awards, some of which included two awards of the Army Commendation Medal and eight awards of the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, American Theater Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal, Korean Service Medal with Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal, UN Service Medal-Korea, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. His military career was also remarkable in that he entered the Army at William Beaumont Army Hospital and received every promotion from E-1 to E-9 while assigned to that facility in El Paso. Upon his retirement he embarked on creating a second career for himself as a citrus farmer in Yuma, AZ. He retired from that successful endeavor after 30 years and returned to El Paso in 1997. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Veterans of Foreign Wars (Yucca Post 8919). Hobert married Neva Ellen Fletcher of El Paso on September 1, 1942 in Tucson, AZ. They were married 68 years, separated by her death on March 7, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Dovie (Bill) Sumner and Bertha Churchman, his brothers, Jack Rose and Otis (Elizabeth) Rose, and his sons, LTC Robert (Bob) Rose and CW4 Donald Rose. He is survived by his son, Thomas (Joan) Rose, of Williamston, MI, his daughter-in-laws, Nancy Rose, El Paso, and Anne Rose, Austin, TX, his brother and sister-in-law, Hubert and Hortense Rose, Yuma, AZ and his sister-in-law, Lupe Rose, Prescott, AZ. He is survived by six grandchildren, Marla (Ross) Hempstead, Mindy, (Allen) Pfannstiel, CPT Sherry Rose, USA, Joe Rose, Rachel (Will) Agrella, Jared (Christine) Rose, and five great-grandchildren, Lauren (Stephen) Beck, Shelby Hempstead, and Yeager, Pierce and Emery Pfannstiel, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held onFriday, March 21, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at San Jose Funeral Home-East, 10950 Pellicano Dr. Graveside service and burial with Military Honors will follow at 2:30 pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery (East Shelter). Funeral services arranged by San Jose Funeral Home (915) 590-8700.

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San Jose Funeral Home - East
10950 Pellicano Drive El Paso, TX 79935
(915) 590-8700

Published in El Paso Times from Mar. 18 to Mar. 26, 2014