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Margie Laverne (Clark) Rose

November 30, 1930 ~ December 20, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Margie Rose Obituary

Margie Laverne (Clark) Rose, 93, died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday morning, December 20, 2023 at Bronte Health and Rehab Center, in Bronte, TX.

Born in Paducah, TX on November 3, 1930, she was the first child of three (Laverne, Don and Eva) born to former Cottle County Sheriff Elmer Raymond “E.R.” Clark and wife Vera May (Martin) Clark.   She was a graduate of Paducah High School Class of 1948.  She married William Bryce “Bill” Rose in Paducah, TX on May 1, 1947.  Bill and Laverne had three children William Louis “Butch” Rose, Brenda Louise Rose and Tommie Earlene (Bragg) Rose.

She is survived by her son, William Louis “Butch” Rose, MGySgt, USMC (Ret) and wife, Frances “Bee” Rose, HMCM, USN (Ret), of San Angelo, TX and son E.R. Clark Rose of Washington;  granddaughter Brenda Dawn (Bragg) Cox,  husband Tim and sons Bryce and Curtis, of Mascot, TN; sister-in-law Mary Clark of Paducah; nephew J. Douglas Clark of Denton, TX; niece Callie Rhea (Clark) Thompson of Childress, TX;  niece Melanie (Rankin) Davis of Midland, TX; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents E.R. Clark and Vera May (Martin) Clark; husband William Bryce “Bill” Rose; daughters Brenda Louise and Tommie Earlene; granddaughter Shannan Rose; sister Eva Louise (Clark) Rankin and brother-in-law Bobby Joe Rankin of Midland, TX; brother Donald Raymond Clark of Paducah, TX.

She had a passion for researching genealogy and spent years compiling pictures and notes for family members.  She enjoyed studying the history of Paducah, TX and Cottle County.  She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed Native American sagas and anything to do with history.   She loved singing hymns and old standards.  She could sit and piece puzzles for days on end.  She had a green thumb and could make anything grow.  She was a bookkeeper for the lumber yard for many years, but most of her career she was a Nursing Home Administrator in the D/FW Metroplex - she loved old people. 

Her family has a treasure trove of memories of times spent with her reminiscing of tales about her life – she didn’t mind telling us, “Now, listen…because you need to know this…because it is about your family…and it is important!”  Then, she would say, “Get out the Mexican Train and let’s play a game!”



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Open Viewing
December 22, 2023

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Zapata Funeral Home Chapel Paducah
904 North 13th Street
Paducah, TX 79248

Graveside Service
December 22, 2023

1:00 PM
Garden of Memories Cemetery
Garden of Memories
Paducah, TX 79248

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