Rose Marie Thomas Wall passed away February 19, 2013 at her home in Santaquin with her husband, Verl, holding her hand.
She was born February 6, 1930 to Frank and Louise Thomas in Newark, New Jersey. Rose was raised in the city with her two brothers, Frank (deceased) and Joseph Thomas (Montville, NJ).
Rose sang in her high school choir and was a soloist on a record they recorded for a competition. At 20 years old she took 4th place in the Most Beautiful Blind Girl in the USA sponsored by Pan America Airlines. She worked as a secretary in Newark, New Jersey. Rose and Verl met in Morristown, New Jersey where they were both getting their first seeing eye dogs. They married May 2, 1953 in Newark. The city girl came to a small town and began a life of working side by side with her husband. Together they sold fruit at their home for many years.
They were blessed with four children: Joe (Connie), Rose (Dennis), Robert (Toni) and Laura. Also, 8 grandchildren, Tracy, Jeremy, Kelbie, Kyler, Cody, Bryce, Kyle and Derrick; 9 great grandchildren, Damon, Skyler, Dawson, Makayla, Triston, Atley, Bowen, Grady, Addilynn, and a baby girl arriving in June.
Rose loved being a mother, reading, singing, visiting with friends and family, a good cup of coffee, her cat, Lady, and a clean home.
Special thanks to Lori, Edith, Clark, Dr. Wesley Bott, and the staff of Encompass Home Health and Hospice.
Graveside services will be held Friday, February 22nd at 2:00 pm at the Santaquin City Cemetery under the direction of Brown Family Mortuary, Santaquin.