Linda Grant Rose, 75, of Arlington, formerly of Deport, died on Monday, July 16, 2018, in Green Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Arlington. Services are under the direction of Moore Funeral Home of Arlington.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018, in the Chapel of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home, in Paris.
Linda will be cremated and her remains will be returned to her children. Linda’s desires were that her children take her cremated remains and place part of them in the Gulf of Mexico, reuniting her children together on the beaches of Corpus Christie. She loved spending time with her children hunting for seashells and sand dollars. She created art on these beaches and desired that part of her stay with her heart — in these waters. The other remains — she desired that they are inurned in Highland Cemetery in Deport, with her family and community.
She was born, Linda Lorraine Grant on October 12, 1942, in Sacramento, California, the daughter of James Robert and Lorraine Olive Casey Grant. After World War II, her parents left James’s home and Casey’s new home of Deport, for him to enter the Dallas School of Mortuary Science. They lived above the Ed C. Smith Funeral Home in Dallas, as her father completed his internship in Mortuary Science.
They later moved back to Deport so that her parents could assume the responsibilities of her grandparent’s business, J.M. Grant Funeral Home in Deport. They never looked back.
Linda attended Deport schools where she made lifelong friends. She married John Baker and had two children and then later married Gene Rose, having two more. She later moved to Lubbock with her husband to follow his career and found one of her own. Linda attended and graduated from South Plains College in Lubbock and spent her early career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital of Lubbock.
Linda moved back to Paris with her children in the early 1980s, working at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Linda spent the rest of her career taking care of the residents in several nursing homes in the Paris and Deport areas. Her life was forever changed by her work with aging and elderly people. After 30 years of nursing, Linda retired — being diagnosed with early onstage Alzheimer’s-type dementia.
Linda loved her family’s home in Deport, planting herself and many vegetable gardens, having so much fun with her community of Deport. Her desire to maintain her independence led her to move from her family’s home in Deport to the Deport Housing Authority where loving, kind and generous people allowed her to continue a life of respect and dignity.
Linda eventually had to give up her independence and move to the DFW area to be close to her family. She was thankful for it all. She was full of love for all she knew.
Survivors include her sons, John Grant Baker of Claremore, Okla. and E. Casey Rose and husband, Walt Brown, of Fort Worth; her daughters, Julianne Caverly and husband, Patrick, of Tampa, Fla. and Cynthia Dolney and husband Chris, of Austin; two step-children, Kim Rose Parker and husband David, of San Antonio and Michael Rose and wife, Gwynn, of Houston; her grandchildren, Delayna Trease and husband, Adam of Owasso, Okla., Jake Baker of Claremore, Okla., Christopher Caverly of Tampa, Fla. Matthew Dolney and wife, Melissa, and Caitlin Dolney, all of Austin; two great-grandsons, Grant Trease and Alex Dolney; one great-granddaughter, Anna Marie Trease; her canine companion, Molly; and many step-grandchildren, wonderful cousins, other relatives and many wonderful friends.