Anna Marie Rouse

May 3, 1928November 29, 2018

Ann Rouse, 90, passed away on November 29th, 2018 in Glendale, AZ.

Ann was born on May 3, 1928 in Coleta, IL. She graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. in Education and went further with graduate work at Northwestern University. Ann began her professional career teaching art to junior high school students in Illinois, but later found her true passion as a business and job development skills educator to adults in Paterson, NJ at the New Jersey Dept. of Vocational Education. Ann met her late husband Clearance “Bud” Rouse in college and they were married on June 18, 1949. They moved from Bellwood, IL to Bloomfield, NJ in 1969 to work and raise their children and then moved to Glendale, AZ in 1992, where Bud retired and Ann worked as a Real Estate Agent for Century 21 for 12 years. Ann enjoyed traveling all over the world and spending time with her friends and family. Ann is survived by her daughter Carri Kerger and son David Rouse; Grandchildren, Erin, Karl, Brielle, Mathew and Britni; and Great-grandchildren, Nathan and Zachary; and many other loving family and friends.

A service to celebrate Ann’s life will be held on Sunday, Dec 2nd at 9:00 am. Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary 7924 N 59th Ave Glendale, AZ 85301 In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ann’s honor may be made to Online condolences can be given at


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, December 2, 2018

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Kim Tosch

December 1, 2018

Death and love are the two wings that bear the good (wo)man to heaven.

Ann is surely in heaven with Bud now because she was loved, and, she loved. I will miss her. To my dear family—Carri, Craig, Erin, Karl, and Matthew—I will be with you in spirit tomorrow. Love, Kim