Brad Rose, nephew of Barb and grandson of Ellie Rose sent his news. For those of you who know the Roses, Ellie had been a founding member. Her daughter, Barbara, was a frequent participant over the years as well. She was faithful about Ellie’s care and her attendance at meetings.
I will include the basics here from Brad.
I am writing to you with sad news about Barbara Rose. As some of you already know, Barb had been in the hospital for several weeks battling a lung condition that, while likely something she had for a few years, moved aggressively in its final stages. Yesterday, surrounded by a couple of close family members, she passed away peacefully in her sleep.
My family and I are going to work on some logistics in regard to things like a memorial service and the like. We do not yet have any dates or details, but I can at least share that we do not plan to have a service until January. I will email again with those details, but in the meantime, I hope that you think of Barb fondly, connect with those you love, and enjoy the holiday season. Barb gave me some notes about what she wanted and what she didn’t, and she definitely didn’t want a lot of tears and sadness. So think of a favorite memory or two from your time with Barb, maybe find a good piece of chocolate, and perhaps pour yourself a margarita in her honor. Because that’s what she would have wanted.
PS–My cousins, the Gaydos sisters, put together a message board for Barb to see in these past few weeks. If you’d like to see what some folks wrote, or would like to add a memory or message yourself, you can find it here: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/SWym5AiQ