Rose Ayana
1957 - 2021
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Ayana, Rose
May 7, 1957 - Feb. 21, 2021

Rose Ariel Ayana, formerly known as Rose C. Fasso, was born and raised in northwest Denver as Rose Clara Trainor. Most of Rose's career with the US government was in Single Family Housing at Dept of HUD as a Management Analyst. She worked a few years in Washington DC as aide to a US senator, before returning to HUD in Denver. Health issues had forced her early retirement. Rose is survived by her husband of 25 years, Mark Pearsall, and by her brother and sister-in-law John and Joan Trainor.


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Published in Denver Post on May 9, 2021.
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May 31, 2021
Rose was kind, knowledgeable, funny, and a dear friend. The world is a better place because of you Rose! I will miss you!

I am picturing you taking long walks in beautiful places with Jed, Libby, and Sweet Pea. Your body is no longer preventing you from doing all the things you love!

I miss you!
JoAnn Morgan
Friend
May 21, 2021
I had the pleasure of working with Rose for several years. She was always so helpful and caring.
Carla Cordova Manzanares
Coworker
May 20, 2021
Rose was a beautiful soul, she taught me so much about our computer system at work, Rose was so smart. So sorry to hear about her passing. My prayers go out to her husband and family. RIP
Vangie Marquez
Coworker
May 20, 2021
I worked for many years with Rose as a CHUMS Coordinator. It was great working with her. My condolences to Mark and family.
John Hardin
Coworker
May 17, 2021
Gosh where to start on what to say about one of the kindest people I've ever met?
No words could describe the grief I've felt with the loss of my friend Rose.
We met years ago as neighbors, dog walker/sitter and quickly became close friends and she was a confidant for me for many years. There wasn't much I didn't tell my friend Rose!
We texted daily for probably about 7+ years and not frequently enough, met for brunch. She helped me not only with dog walking and dog sitting but also was a shoulder to cry on with the losses of the very dogs she cared so much for.
I'm not good at relaying my emotions in writing or what someone meant to me so feel whatever I could possibly say in would never could possibly relay how very much she meant to me.
I am so very saddened over the loss of one of the worlds greatest women I've ever met. I hope she knew how much she meant to me.
I will miss her forever though she will always have a home in my heart right next to all my dogs and everything else that I hold dear.
Noelle
Friend
May 17, 2021
Sweet Rose was my acupuncture patient for many years. I always looked forward to working on her. Her heart so pure and loving. I miss her but I can still hear her giggle.. she is forever with us.
Robin Slocum
Friend
May 17, 2021
Rose was a warm and gentle soul. We met through Tea For Ewe and spent much time over tea and knitting. She was always engaging and upbeat, even when she was clearly not feeling well. Her love of pets was legendary in the neighborhood.
The world seems an emptier place without Rose in it. Her smile is definitely missed.
Much love to you, Mark. You were her rock.
Robbie Sattes
Friend
May 17, 2021
Rose was one of The Most intelligent people I've ever met and had the pleasure to work with for 25 years and one of my Best Friends after HUD. RIP My Friend!
Brenda
Friend
May 9, 2021
Rose was the gentle guiding light for the West Highland neighborhood and will be missed and mourned
Donna Jensen
Friend
May 9, 2021
In the early 2000s, after reluctantly taking early retirement, Rose gradually regained her health and began dog walking and pet sitting in our Berkeley neighborhood. She loved all the pets as if they were her own, and many of their owners became her good friends as well.

Rose would often take a carload of dogs on an excursion to a new park each day, just for their variety of experience and new scenery. She loved getting out in nature, and especially enjoyed walking the dogs along the quiet, wooded atmosphere of nearby Clear Creek Trail. One of Rose's favorite charities was PawsCo.org, through which she had adopted one of our dogs.

Rose had other varied interests, including reading, knitting, computer work, politics, Jungian dream interpretation and the use of essential oils. She loved taking road trips to visit national and state parks, especially in southern Utah. For a year or two, Rose had been active in Falun Gong, a meditation and qigong practice.

Rose was such a treasure in my life! So many great memories together. Nothing can ever match the bond of love and dedication we had for each other. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her, and especially by me.
Mark Pearsall
Spouse
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