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Joseph A. Rose

Joseph A. Rose, 89, of Abilene, Tx. passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in Abilene, TX.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11 AM at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. A memorial service will be held Friday, October 16, 2020 at 2 PM at Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel.

Joe was born on June 24, 1931 in Carlsbad, N.M. to the late Jess Daniel Rose and Johnnie Joy Nichols Rose. He graduated with a B.A. degree in Business Administration and Economics from Eastern New Mexico State University. Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1951 and completed Officer Candidate School as well as 18 months of tank training. He served in Korea in support of the 1st Marine Division.

Joe married Anne Howard on December 23, 1954 in Dallas, Texas. He was an entrepreneur and enjoyed working and serving in his community. Joe served in a leadership capacity in the Republican party, Boy Scouts of America, local museum board and National Park Historical Association. He was also President of the Carlsbad N.M. Chamber of Commerce, Carlsbad Rotary Club and N.M. Sand and Gravel Association. He served on the Board of Carlsbad National Bank and was Development Officer for the Regional fund-raising campaigns for Lakeview Christian Home.

Joe enjoyed hunting, camping, hiking, public speaking and presentation of the history of the U.S. Joe was active in preserving antique truck history and was President of the ABQ Club. He was also proud to have participated in the 2018 Northern New Mexico Honor Flight to Washington D.C. and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Anne Rose; children, Allen Rose (Joanna), Greg Rose (Lisa), Melanie Hart (Charlie); grandchildren, Alexander Rose, Abigail Hoffbauer (Tim), Dustin Rose (Erin), Drew Rose (Nicole), Derek Rose (Adriene), Daniel Rose, Morgan Hart, Lauren Hart McLeroy (Jace); six great-grandchildren; siblings, A.L. Rose (Wanda), Jessie Cullers, Joy Carroll (Don), Mary Harrell (Roger), Jim Rose (Nancy), and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

In a lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Oct. 16, 2020.
Graveside service
11:00 AM
Texas State Veterans Cemetery
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October 21, 2020
To Joe Rose family.
I cannot express my heartfelt simply to you. Joe was a wonderful and remarkable man. I am Frank Briones from Carlsbad New Mexico I was in the concrete construction business and I had made a few bad decisions and became financially unable to continue with my business, Mr Rose heard about my problem came to talk to me.he told me to continue working and any supplies I would need just called the plan and he would deliver to me. Well with God's help and with Mr Rose's blessings, I was able to recover and stayed in business for another 25 years. I am truly grateful for what he did for me and my family.May the Lord continue to bless his family and our prayers are with you.
Frank Briones.
Frank Briones
October 20, 2020
Anne, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Joe were a great help so many years ago caring for Wendy, Traci and Brian. I wish I could hug you now!
My love to you and Family.
Karen McFadden (French)
October 19, 2020
Joe was a great friend and outstanding man whom I met through ATHS. My sincere condolences to Ann and family. May you rest in peace my friend.
Jim White
October 19, 2020
We’ll miss Joe. He left his imprint on the family business, his community, Rotary, and church. His love of family guided much of his free time. Most infants, in his extended family, were treated to his pretend motorcycle trips—a bouncing knee, a “Vroooom-Wroom-Vroom,” and a big smile. Our Rose Family Reunions always included one of his historic narratives.
Peace and blessings from sister Joy, and brother-in-law Don
Donald Carroll
October 19, 2020
We are thankful to have known Joe and Anne for decades, and to have worshiped with them at Montgomery Church of Christ. Our thoughts and prayers are with Anne and family. Tom and Glenda Davis
Tom and Glenda Davis
October 18, 2020
My deepest condolences, Joe was a friend of mine.
Joe made a difference in my life. God Bless your
Karen Robinson
October 16, 2020
I’m so sad to learn of Joe’s passing. This man was so special & made such an impact on my life. I will never forget him. Deepest sympathy to all his precious family. I will be making a donation in his memory to Carlsbad Foundation.
Betty Boyd Egbom
October 16, 2020
Joe was a kind, wonderful and generous man--a true leader of our community I was proud to know him and his siblings, Mary, and A.L., who shared his love for his fellow man. I made a donation in his memory to the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. Please give A.L. and Mary my deepest sympathy.
Jeff Diamond
October 16, 2020
Dearest Anne,
Our sincere sympathy and love to you and all of your family. We were so sorry to learn of Joe's death.
The Chester Nichols Family
Jack and Beverly Skinner
Vivian Casados
Beverly Skinner
October 15, 2020
To Ann and family, Lena and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. Joe was a special person to us and we will miss him. Our prayers for your family.
trine carrasco, Sr.
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