Rose Evelyn Boysen

July 1, 1922November 12, 2012

Rose Evelyn Boysen passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 12 in Federal Way Washington. Born in Hill City, South Dakota on July 1, 1922 to Harry and Thelma Driver, she was a straight A student and often spoke of not being absent or tardy during the first eight grades. She graduated from high school at 16 and went on to complete two years of business college. In 1948, she married John Boysen and moved to Seattle Washington. Rose was active in PTA and at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. She loved to bowl and jazzercise with the girls, but above all, she was dedicated to her family. She is survived by her son, Harry (Blair), her daughter, Gloria (Brent), her granddaughter, Amanda and grandsons Kyle, Tyler, Cameron, Jeff, and Keaton. The funeral service will begin at 12:30 on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Yarington Funeral Home in White Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Spokane Guild School.


  • Visitaion Friday, November 16, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 16, 2012
  • Graveside Service Friday, November 16, 2012

Rose Evelyn Boysen

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November 16, 2012

My name is Larry Howard and I believe Rose may well be the wife of the John Boysen that I worked with at the Boeing Company. The John Boysen I knew worked as a supervisor in the Materials Lab of the Aerospace Division. John was a joy to work with and I wanted to extend our sympathies to the family if this is indeed the correct family.
On another note, I am writing the history of our lab organization and John is mentioned several times. If you might be interested in a family copy let me know and I will provide you with one when it is published next year.

Larry Howard

Theresa Mullen VerWey

November 15, 2012

Rose was such an important part of my life...she always made me feel like family. I often made spontaneous visits to John and Rose's. And, their welcome mat was always out. Their dinner table felt like home and Rose was always there to listen.
They were my connection to the Midwest and to the people that we mutually loved. Rose knew what it meant to relocate to the NW and her life wisdom helped me many,many times.
She was truly a treasure in my life and will always have a special place in my heart.
With heartfelt sympathy, Theresa Mullen VerWey

November 14, 2012

My dear Aunt Rose was one of a kind. She loved everyone even my Irish Setter Shane. Whenever we came to see Frank and Rose she would baby us all especially Shane. She was a dog lover and a lover of mankind. She always put everyone else first. She was devoted to her family. She was so proud of Harry and Gloria. I never meet anyone like my Aunt Rose. God only made one of her. My regret is I didn't see her these many years. I hope she will forgive me. Go in peace my dear Aunt Rose. I'm sure a special place is waiting for you along with Uncle Frank and all of your loved ones. Love from your nephew Dick Boysen.