Benjamin “Teddy” Rose passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Aug. 28, 2014. He was preceded in death by his loving parents: Benjamin “Ted” Rose and Mildred Warren Rose, brother Albert Dale Rose; nephews Doug Lambert, Denny Coons and Eddie Long; niece Debbie Lambert; infant daughter Janelle Francine Arch; daughter-in-law Glenda Davis Arch; grandson James Daniel Arch Jr. and granddaughter Lauren Paige Arch; and special friend Charlie Welch.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 42 years Marie Rose; daughters Janet and Marcia Arch and son James D. Arch and his wife LeAnn, four stepdaughters, Sasha, Samantha, Chelse and Teelah Youngdeer and companion Benjamin; grandchildren, Mariah and her companion Cody, Jasmine, Lynn , Shianne , Laurali, Brandi, Cary, Sydney, Esquival, Nick, Trinity, Lauren, Matthias, Keegan, Kayandra, Austin, Eli, Dominic, Olivia, Eli, Kelly Murphy, Mauriz, Maliah, Malik, Jaiden, Darian, Leilani, Na-ki, Niyah, Abbygale Swayney, and Tenaya Rosario; two brothers, Don Rose and his companion Norma, Ray Rose and his wife Kathy; five sisters, Phyllis Coons, Nancy Long, Mary Booth and husband Bill, Brenda Johnson and husband Larry, Alice Lambert and husband Joe, Linda Carter and Lib Keiffer and husband Dan; numerous nephews, nieces and grandchildren; special family members, Johnny Bradley and Deb Panther and Mark, Jerry and Carol, Dre, Jerlyn and baby girl Jackson.
He was 64 years old. He spent 32 and half years serving his Tribe. His first job was in Tribal Construction with Roy Blankenship getting right–of- ways for water and sewer lines from enrolled members. He continued his career in Tribal Construction as supervisor, manager and inventory clerk until he retired in 2004. Then, he worked for ML&S Construction & Services where he continued his work of taking care of the enrolled members. He leaves behind a legacy of hard and honest work ethic and a caring family man. He is a beloved husband and father.
He was an avid sportsman who loved to spend time outdoors with his grandchildren- both those of his children and all of those who he and his wife Marie adopted into their lives with love and without reservation.
The family celebrated his life at Long House Funeral Home on Sunday, Aug. 31. Per his request, his cremated remains were placed at the Rose Family Cemetery located on Adams Creek Road.