Rose Carter

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April 22, 1930 - Feb. 19, 2010

Rose "Alice" Freimuth Hausauer Carter. Which name did you know her by? If you simply knew her by name then you surely missed knowing an extraordinary person. She had a personality like no other you will ever know, she will live on in each of us in one way or another. As a sister, friend, wife, mother, grandmother, sister-in-law. Are you a Dareholt a Ted on the head a Doodlebug, a Tie Tie, or a Jimbo, an Artie with a tootsie roll, a Gin Gin, a La Dawn Rose, a toddler, a Brian, a Josh, who won't quit messing with the cards? Maybe you are a Billie Too Too, or an Elliholt, who miss took liver for steak, and Angie May May, the mother of John John. If you respond to any of these names then you surely have a small light somewhere in your heart that was lit by your grandmother that will never go out.

Rose was born April, 22 1930, in South Dakota. She was from a family of seven children and raised on a farm, she often had many stories about living and playing with her siblings, prior to moving to the West coast. Rose married two weeks before her 15th birthday to Elbert "Bud" Reed; together they had four children. Rosemary, Karen, Raymond and Sherry. They were married for 15 years then divorced. She would later marry Pete Hausauer. They became migrant workers traveling up and down the West coast, these were the hardest yet most fulfilling years of her life. During this time they raised her youngest daughter, Sherry. They traveled to many beautiful and interesting places meeting many friends along the way. During this time, she met her best friend, Jerry Baker. She and Jerry always had a unique sense of humor. The two couples actually had a double wedding, sharing a weed pulled up from the ground, with roots and all, as a bridal bouquet. She and Pete were married for 13 years, then divorced. She later met Roy Carter. They fished, camped and boated together. They lived hard and loved hard. In the midst of this they married. Roy passed away in 1995, they were together for 14 years. She said when he left this world she could never love again, because he took her heart with him. In 1998 she met a man of which she had never shared quite a relationship with before. His name was Jesus Christ, she said she had a peace in her heart she had never felt before.

On Feb. 19, 1985, Rose stood in the hallway of Walla Walla General Hospital crying with joy to bring a new grandson into this world. On Feb. 19, 2010, Rose passed away peacefully at Hannh's Adult Family Home, in Kent, Wash., in the loving arms of her family and caregiver Babs.

Rose is survived by her four children. Rosemary Tincher of Milton-Freewater, Raymond Reed of Walla Walla, Karen Connor of Sedro-Woolley, and Sherry Reed of Tukwila; 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was held Feb. 25, 2010, at her daughter Sherry's home in Tukwila. Private family interment to follow. Arrangements handled by Evergreen Funeral Home Everett, Wash.

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