Rose Stauffer

1984 - 2013


Rose Stauffer

Aug. 31, 1984 — June 10, 2013

Rose J. Stauffer was born on Aug. 31, 1984, in Walla Walla. She passed away on June 10, 2013, in Spokane. Rose loved animals and shared her life with many, including her dog Chloe. She loved baking cupcakes and going out for frozen yogurt with family and friends.

She raised service dogs through the 4-H Club. Rose graduated with a B.A. in sociology from Washington State University and was a housing manager with Sojourner’s Alliance in Moscow, Idaho. She was a MSW Practicum student and an after-hours worker in the Colfax DSHS office in 2009. Rose then got her master’s in social work from Eastern Washington University in June of 2012. In the past year, Rose was a respected social worker in the DSHS office.

Rose is survived by her many dear friends; and her beloved boyfriend, Matt Karwatsky; her parents, Carolyn and Kevin Stauffer; her brother, Ryan Stauffer; and her sister, Tricia Chow.

Services will be in Anacortes, Wash., and Walla Walla at a later date. Please check Rose’s online tribute at to view service details in the near future. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Sojourner’s Alliance 627 N. Van Buren St., Moscow, ID 83843, Children’s Hospital in Seattle, P.O. Box 5371 Seattle, WA 98145-5005, or the Blue Mountain Humane Society in Walla Walla, 7 George St., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1181. Arrangements entrusted to Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home.


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