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Kenneth Wayne Rose

December 6, 1931 — June 26, 2024



DECEMBER 6, 1931—JUNE 26, 2024

Kenneth Wayne Rose was called Home to be with our Lord on June 26, 2024.

Ken was born in Wewoka Oklahoma in 1931. He was the oldest of seven children. Ken enlisted in the United States Army at a young age and served in the 171 field Artillery during the Korean War.

Ken settled in Farmington, New Mexico in 1957. Ken dedicated most of his life to Customer Service. He worked with Erickson Pontiac and Kennedy Motors Dealerships for over 20 years. He later transitioned to Sales with Performance Motors becoming Salesperson of the Month to Salesperson of the Year. He was affectionally known as "The Rose Man" by his community. Ken cherished many of the relationships he established with his cliental. He loved bumping into his community families while being out for dinner and spending a few moments catching up. He had the biggest heart and love for his peoples.

He loved his family dearly; he always loved hearing about his kids and grandkids and their adventures in life.

Going before Ken were his parents, Authur and Marie Rose, many siblings, his son, Richard Hefner.

Ken is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Barbra Rose, hi sons Steve Rose, Donald Rose, Andrew Hefner (Janice), along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ken will be dearly missed but fondly remembered for his love of family, compassionate heart and his kindness towards all of his community. May he rest in eternal peace.

Funeral services to honor Ken's life will be held on Friday, July 5, 2024 at 10:00am at Cope Memorial Chapel, 404 W. Arrington Street in Farmington, New Mexico.

In lieu of flowers the families' wishes are donating to Tunnel To Towers Organization in the name of Kenneth Rose.

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