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the Obituary of David Lee Rose

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David Lee Rose
15 Jul 1955 – 29 Feb 2024

David Lee Rose Obituary

Known for a smile on his face, always being the life of the party…”It’s me it’s me, it’s David Lee!”

Born to David & Shirley Rose on July 15, 1955, it was also his mom’s birthday. What a gift she received.

Graduating from Yreka High School & then being honorably discharged from the US Army as Sergeant, David returned to Siskiyou County to marry his high school sweetheart, Rita Andrews. Together they created an amazing, loving family. His family was his greatest accomplishment! If you asked him about his family, you would be there for a while. He became a daddy when Tiffanie Anne was born, she could never do any wrong in his eyes, and a year later to James David (JD) that he would call Just Dandy. He loved being a dad and to be with family.

His children blessed him with grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Grandad was the name he loved the most!

Grandad was a true Cowboy, a Veteran and Patriot (he’d be 1st to tell you he was a Republican), but most of all a family man! On the Rodeo circuit he excelled in the arena. Bulls, broncs & team roping, he could do it all.

He was proud when he was on the rodeo circuit with his son JD, and again with his grandchildren, carrying on the family tradition. He had an amazing work ethic, retiring from Roseburg Forest Products after 33 years, never calling in sick.

David Lee passed away on February 29, 2024 at his home, where he wanted to be. He is survived by his wife Rita Rose, daughter Tiffanie Lorenzini (Roger), son JD Rose, grandchildren Kyra Eller (AJ), Kurt Lorenzini (Jessica), Madison Rose Williams, Kevin Williams, Blake Shepard (Emily), Mackenzie Hughes (Gabe), Gracie Lee Rose, & Carter Rose, great-grandchildren Taylor Crownover, Lylah Williams, Sutton Eller & Devin Lorenzini, siblings Diane Wheeler (Chuck), and Dale Rose, Smoke Currie (Vicki), Troy Baker (Ben), Code Currie (Chela), Shannon Currie (Shannon), Uncle Sonny Currie (his hero), numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews & friends he called family.

The chutes pulled open one last time, but didn’t end with 8
The end of this ride, cowboy, is at the Pearly Gate
You left a hole the size of Texas, that never will be filled
All the love you shared with us, memories now we build

A Celebration of Life will be held on March 23, 2024 @2pm out at the Wild Rose Ranch, the place he called “his kingdom, and I’m the King!”

Celebration Of Life

Saturday, March 23, 2024


Wild Rose Ranch
7317 E. Louie Road
Montague, CA 96064

source: Girdner Funeral Chapel

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