Linda Earlene Rose 1950 ~ 2021
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Linda Earlene Rose was born on November 29th, 1950 in Sayre, Oklahoma to Melba Laverne (Cox) and Earl Colburn Tucker. She passed away Sunday, February 14th, 2021 at her home in Sayre, Oklahoma at the age of 70 years, 2 months and 16 days.
Earlene, known by many as Peewee or Moomaw, grew up in the Sunny Point community and attended school at Sweetwater, Oklahoma. She graduated in 1969 and was later married to Henry Lee Rose at the Buffalo Baptist Church, North of Sayre on August 29, 1970. Shortly after their marriage they both attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University where Earlene obtained her bachelors in elementary education and later completed her master’s degree in special education.
After completing her masters she began teaching at Sweetwater and later began teaching at Kelton, Texas in 1984. She continued until 2005 when she retired after 26 years in education. After her retirement, her focus was her grandchildren and helping the family raising them while they worked and also helped on the farm and was one of the best tractor drivers in western Oklahoma. Earlene enjoyed cooking, tending to her flowers, gardening and spending quality time with her family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her father, grandparents and her in-laws.
Earlene is survived by her husband, Henry Lee, of the home; daughter, Junita Powers and husband, Tuff, Sweetwater, OK; son, Justin Lee Rose, Sayre, OK; 5 grandchildren, Kaylyn, Kaycee, Grant, Guthrie and Brystol; mother, Laverne Tucker, Sunny Point, OK; 2 brothers, Tommy Tucker and wife, Nelda, Sweetwater, OK and Danny Tucker, Sweetwater, OK and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 200 P.M. at Trinity Fellowship with Andy Taylor and Jason Wilhelm officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Chris Whinery and the staff of Affordable Cremation Service- West. Condolences can be made online at www. classicfunerals.com.