Milford Earl Rose Jr.

July 1, 1932February 4, 2013

Twin Falls, Idaho:

Milford E. “Willy” Rose, Jr.,80 of Twin Falls, died Monday, February 4, 2013 at his home.

He was born in RevLoc, Pennsylvania July 1, 1932 to Milford E. Rose and Ethel Walls Rose. The family moved to Alhambra, California where Milford graduated from High School in 1951. Willy enlisted in the US Navy (Submarines) in 1952 during the Korean War. He served on the USS Bashaw-SS 241. When he came aboard, his commander would always say to the crew, “Time to dive; Rosie’s seasick”. Willy served 2 years in the Navy.

Willy met his wife Fran on a blind date and they married in May, 1956. They had three children, Mike, Judy, and Jenny. He became an Electrician with the I.B.E.W. in Los Angeles, California; retired after 25 years and moved to Idaho where he worked for 10 years as an electrical inspector for the State, Blaine County, and Twin Falls County.

After full retirement his greatest love was working in his workshop to build small wooden toys for children in the Health & Welfare System at Christmas time. He was called “Santa’s Helper”. Willy took great joy & pride in doing the toys for 9 years. Wily leaves Fran, his wife of 56 years, 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He will be missed by all those who knew him and loved him.

A celebration of Milford’s life will take place at a graveside service at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Sunset Memorial Park, Twin Falls, Idaho with Bishop Steven Arrington conducting and military rites by the Magic Valley Honor Guard and the Idaho National Guard.

Services are under the direction of director Lance Cox and staff at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.

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  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 9, 2013

Milford Earl Rose Jr.

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February 9, 2013

Fran, Jenny and Dillion,
I'll miss Willy so much. What a great guy. Always wondering how me and my family was doing. Showing me all his new toys and designs when I came over to mow. He truly cared so much for others and was genuine and caring man. He built me a pull handle out of wood for my mower when my cheap plastic one broke. It outlived my cheap mower !! I wish I could be there Saturday. I have to go serve in the HS snack bar Sat., @ 1:30 because it is the track teams responsibility & I couldn't get parents to help as we haven't have a track meeting yet, so me & 2 other coaches will be there. I hope Willy will understand. I'll have a tear in my eye this spring with my first mowing. Robin & I would like to run you over dinner sometime next week. We'll call you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Reynolds Funeral Chapel

February 7, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.