Katherine Hopkin Rose, a remarkable and noble woman, died March 4, 2001 in her home in the pre-sence of her children who adored her.
Katherine was born to James S. and Am-elia Francis Hopkin at Croyden, UT April 10, 1911. She attended Croyden Elementary School and graduat-ed from Morgan High School. She later graduated from LDS Business College and the University of Utah.
Katherine was raised as a rancher's daughter in the small town of Croyden, UT surrounded by her family of four brothers and five sisters, whom she dearly loved. She lived in an environment of hard work and adventure encompassed by her devotion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She married Paul Rose, also of Morgan, Jan 16, 1935 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They lived in Morgan, Murray and Provo, UT where Paul was a coach at Brigham Young University. She returned to Murray in 1943, where she and her husband raised their family, served their church and community, and loved their friends and neighbors.
She held many church positions, including service as president of the Young Women's organization and Relief Society president. She remembered most fondly her service when her husband was called as the first President of the Philippines Mission. She loved the missionaries and the extraordinary members of the church and marveled at the extraordinary growth of the church in that land.
Katherine made her home a bright and wonderfully happy place. Her sense of humor and bright wit, which remained with her in her illness, was loved by all. Her loving concern for her entire family and neighbors will be treasured in their memories of her.
She is survived by her children, J. Mark (Josephine) Rose, Carolyn (Blaine) Bowlden, Kathy (Bruce) Rogers; fifteen grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Her husband and eight siblings preceded her in death.
The family expresses their great gratitude to her neighbors in Majestic Meadows and the members of the Riverview LDS Ward for their kindness and service as well as to the wonderful ladies of Hospice and Dr. Peter Sundwall, her beloved "second son."
Services will be Thurs. March 8, 2001, 11 a.m. in the Riverview LDS Ward, 4845 S. Woodhaven Dr (1350 W. 4800 S), Taylorsville. Friends may call Wed, 6-8 p.m. at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State St, and Thurs. at the church 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, South Morgan Cemetery, Morgan, UT.