Gary Wayne Rose
1942 - 2021
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Gary Wayne Rose

Sparks - Gary Wayne Rose 78, passed away on March 24, 2021 at UC Davis Burn Center due to complications of an accident. Gary was born on August 7, 1942, to Harley Rose and Evelyn Rose (Mitchell), in Edmonton, Canada. In the mid-1950s, Gary's family moved to Sparks, NV, where he attended schools, graduating from Sparks High School in 1962.

During his amazing lifetime, Gary wore many hats. He hired on at many local ranches, was a rodeo cowboy, heavy equipment operator, and a Canadian Game Warden. He returned to the States in the early 1980s, and returned to operating heavy equipment until his retirement in 2008.

Gary had many hobbies, and was not afraid to try anything, from deep sea fishing to making metal yard art. But most of all he enjoyed entertaining friends and family, telling stories, and dancing.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving relatives include his loving wife Armida Rose, 2 fur babies Tinkie, and Boo, 2 daughters, 2 sons, 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 1 brother and 2 sisters.

A prayer service is scheduled from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Walton's Funerals and Cremations - Sparks, 1745 Sullivan Lane. A celebration of Gary's life will be held at a later date.

We would like to send a heartfelt Thank You to the First Responders at Sparks Fire Department, REMSA/Care Flight. Special Thanks to the incredible team of nurses and doctors at UC Davis Burn Center, Sacramento, for their compassion and attention to detail during his 30-days in their care.

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Published in the Reno Journal-Gazette and Mason Valley News from Apr. 1 to Apr. 4, 2021.
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April 13, 2021
I will miss that twinkle in your eyes and smile on your face my sweet friend. My garden will always be in bloom with your thoughtful touches.
Patty LaDue
April 3, 2021
Heaven definitely gained an Angel with Gary. He was a kind, caring and loving soul. He enjoyed life to the fullest, always staying busy, always a smile, a story and a great laugh.. I truly believe there was nothing he couldn't do. I am so thankful for having the privilege of knowing him, he will be missed.
Cheryl Rowland
April 3, 2021
So very sorry to hear of your loss. We enjoyed our visits with him at Hot August Nights and that amazing smile! Such a wonderful man.
Robert and Donna Crutcher
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