Rosemary “Rose” Squires
East Wenatchee, WA
Rose Squires, of East Wenatchee, WA, was called home on July 6 2014, peacefully, surrounded by her family. Rose was born in Wichita KS, on April 7 1941, to Owen Bert Towles SR. and Dorothy “Boyce” Towels. She was the fourth of eight siblings. Rose grew up in Wichita KS, where she met the love of her life, Nathan S. Squires. They were married in Oklahoma on October 25 1965. Together, they raised three children, Denise Mitchell of Wichita KS, Gayla Smith of North Platte NE and Nathan (Jackie) Squires of East Wenatchee WA. Rose had six grandchildren that she loved to brag about with friends. Gayla’s children, Amanda, Raymond and Andrew; Denise’s child, Tylena; Nate and Jackie’s children, CJ and Bethany; and seven great-grandchildren.
Rose spent most of her life as a caregiver, with care ranging from infants to elderly. Rose loved to camp and fish at Mardon Resort. Many summers were spent there fishing from the dock and allowing her husband to be photographed with the fish that she had actually caught. (Many thanks to the Meseberg Family and the Mardon residents for treating her and Nate so special). She loved to crochet articles to give to her friends and family. She enjoyed writing poetry and collecting lighthouses. Christmas was a special time of year for her. She enjoyed decorating everything with lights and tinsel! She loved to drive around the community and admire the Christmas season. Aside from being a wife, mom and grandma, one of her proudest accomplishments was attending Wenatchee Valley College in 1987, to complete her GED.
She is survived by her husband, Nathan S. Squires of East Wenatchee; her children; two sisters, Kasey Hill and Claire Permenter of Wichita KS; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Ward’s Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., with a Funeral Service of Commemoration to celebrate the life of Rosemary Squires held on Friday, July 11, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. Private family burial will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA.
“I am going to the city, where the streets with gold are laid, where the tree of life is blooming and the Roses never fade.”