1916 - 2017
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"Randy" Rouse, long-time Arlington, VA businessman, investor, and well known horseman died on April 7, 2017 at Virginia Hospital Center, after a short illness. Born in Newport News, VA on December 30, 1916, he is survived by his wife of 34 years, Michele O'Brien Rouse; a brother, William D. Rouse of Alexandria; along with nieces, nephews and many devoted friends. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Parke S. and Pauline D. Rouse, and brothers Parke S., Jr. and Dashiell Rouse. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Middleburg Humane Foundation (4094 Whiting Rd, Marshall, VA 20115), Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741-5000), or a favorite charity. Burial is to be on a future date, Ivy Hill Cemetery, Smithfield, VA with a private family ceremony.

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Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 12, 2017.
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May 3, 2017
I was one of the lucky ones to have worked with such a wonderful person he was not only my boss but a dear friend who I counted on for so much, He made a difference in my life and just a wonderful person, Mr Rouse you will dearly be missed rest in peace and thank you for the wonderful years always thinking of you You were the best
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April 24, 2017
Across the fields, in the sunshine galloped Mr. Rouse and his oft times-sidekick our neighbor, Jack Crippen. My childhood would have been lesser without memories of Mr. Rouse's big horses. Thankful I reminded Mr. Rouse of those days at Oatlands last spring. It was so fulfilling to watch him full of excitement when he said, "Oh Jack ? You knew Jack Crippen?!" I said Yessir, I watched you both ride and race in the good old days when everyone had backyard ponies and horses and the world was wide open. Those were the days ! Now look what they've done to our fields . . .
Deborah Napier, Esq.
April 23, 2017
Randy was an honest, simple man who lived each day to its fullest. He kept his circle of true friends very small and very close, and he loved and took good care of my dear friend, his wife Michele. He was an original. RIP, Randy!
Stephanie Olds Papak
April 19, 2017
Randy Rouse was the finest gentleman I have ever met. His legacy of superb business acumen, outstanding sportsmanship, and keen ethics will be an inspiration for many whose lives were touch by this incredibly decent man. I will never forget him.
Randy Minchew
April 19, 2017
Virginia gentleman in every sense of the word, dear friend, who I will miss greatly. What more can one say after a century of success in business and building friendships. In the final analysis, I suppose the true measure of a man is not in the number of awards he received or degrees he attained, but by the family and friends with whom he surrounds himself, and the imprint he made upon those who came within his influence. In that regard, Mr. Rouse leaves a priceless legacy.
Andrew Painter
April 15, 2017
May you Rest In Peace.
Barbara (RARR) Aubrey
April 14, 2017
A Legend is gone. When people express amazement about Randy's age at death, I remember him beating me to death over timber in the 70's when he was 65 plus.
What a great life, and I personally feel that a great friend has gone.
Ernie Oare
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