Antone Garcia "Tony" Rose, 87, of Brookings died Aug. 27, 2002, in a nursing facility.
Mr. Rose was born Sept. 2, 1914, to Manuel and Mary Rose in Dighton, Mass.
He started in this area as a lily grower in 1951. He was a charter member of Brookings Plywood, Chetco Federal Credit Union, Board of Directors of ASCS and Del Cur Supply. Mr. Rose was a lifetime member of Brookings Elks Lodge 1934 and a member of the Eleventh Hour.
Mr. Rose was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing in the ocean as well as the Chetco and Rogue rivers. He was also an avid hunter pursuing large game as well as traveling to Eastern Oregon yearly for bird hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Joan, who he was married to for 37 years, a child from a previous marriage, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Rose was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.
Memorial services will be at the Brookings Elks Lodge 1934, 800 Elk Drive, Brookings at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1.
Memorial donations in his name may be sent to the Elks Scholarship Program c/o Elks Club and the Curry County 4-H, Extension Service, P.O. Box 488, Gold Beach, OR 97444.
Arrangements are under the direction of Redwood Memorial Chapel.