In Memory

Elizabeth Joanne 'Beth' Woolf (Rose) - Class Of 1982

Elizabeth Joanne 'Beth' Woolf (Rose)

Elizabeth Joanna 'Beth' Woolf Rose

August 1964 - February 3, 2019


Elizabeth Joanna Rose

Abilene, TX

Elizabeth Joanna Rose was born in August 1964 in Flagstaff, Arizona to Nancy and Alton Woolf. Not long after having been born Elizabeth (Beth) moved with her family to Abilene, home of her father's family. Except for brief periods Beth remained in Abilene or the surrounding area until she was called home by Almighty God on February 3, 2019.

A graduate of Jim Ned High School in Lawn, Texas, Beth attended Oklahoma State College in Altus, Oklahoma.

In 1984 Beth met and married the love of her life, Tom Rose, here in Abilene. Together Beth and Tom built a life based on faith and service to their community for 34 years. It was this commitment to faith that led Beth and Tom to foster 41 children in addition to the 2 children they already had. Eventually Beth and Tom adopted 17 of those foster children. Beth's children include Ashley, April, Jasmin, Katelyn, Nikki, Hannah, Michelle, Izzy, Brittany, Connie, Randall, Sara, Bobby, Jake, Billy, Mary, Ava, Pete, and John.

Beth was preceded in death by her parents Nancy and Alton Woolf, brothers Butch, Bill and Joe Woolf and sister Francis Kudella. She is survived by her husband Tom Rose; her children; sons-in-law Tim Jaudon, Jordon Wing and Anthony Salgren; grandchildren Jordon (Bear) and Kamryn Wing and Bralin and Brilin Salgren as well as sisters and brothers-in-law Pamela and Steve Logan of Phoenix, Arizona, Janice and John DeKoster of Alymer, Ontario, Charlotte and Thomas Prather of Clyde, Texas and Amy and Robert Graven of Abilene; and brothers and sisters-in-law David and Jessica Woolf and Leo and Latisha Woolf of Sparta, Missouri. She is also survived by Aunts and Uncles Brenda and Frank Johnston, Shirley and Colin Reese and Patsy Johnson; numerous nieces and nephews; cousins; and friends too numerous to list.

Viewing and visitation with the family is to be held at Bailey Howard Funeral Home in Clyde, Tx on Tuesday, February 5th from 6-8 pm. Memorial services celebrating Beth will be held at Victory Church (2943 South 6th Street) officiated by Pastor Randy Estes on Wednesday, February 6, at 1 PM.

Our beloved Beth will be missed by all.

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Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Feb. 5, 2019