NEZPERCE: Lanny D. Rose, 57 died at St. Mary’s Hospital, Sunday, February 20, 2005 after a courageous albeit a short battle with brain cancer.
Lanny was born in Cottonwood, Idaho March 22, 1947 to S. Dale Rose and Marjorie J. Weber – Rose of Grangeville, Idaho.
A 1966 graduate of Grangeville High School, Lanny was always seen around town on a motorcycle or in his ’56 Cherry Red Ford. Lanny worked for Rickman’s Rockery. It was there that he began his life-long interest in plants, flowers and “lawn farming”.
By fall, 1966 Lanny joined the United States Air Force, served 4 years of active duty in Air Security and was released at the rank of Sergeant. His Air Force duty took him to Vietnam at Bien Hoa Airbase where he was exposed to Agent Orange.
June 1968 he married Sandra Zorb they divorced in 1973.
Lanny joined the Lewiston Police Department in 1970 as a patrol officer and later as the juvenile officer and served until 1976.
In 1975 he married Mona Broyles-Gaylord. They moved to Nevada where Lanny attained his Criminal Justice degree while working as a prison guard. Lanny joined the Nevada Highway Patrol in 1980 and retired from the patrol in 1988. They moved to Nezperce that same year. They owned and operated Rosi’s Bar until 1996. Mona died in 1997.
Lanny was active in the Nezperce Lions Club and the VFW Post. Again he was seen around town on his now favorite ride ….. this time his lawnmower; most often accompanied by his pal, Buddy. Lanny always looked forward to fall and deer hunting. He spent countless hours with his family and friends hunting, the cleaning, cutting, especially the eating and of course telling tales (really tall) hunting tales.
Lanny will be deeply missed by his children, Sean Dale Rose; Toni Broom and her husband Weldon of Spokane; granddaughters Addley Rose, Westminster, Colorado, Alexis Shoemaker and Delaine Broom, Spokane; his parents Marge and Dale Rose; sister Nancy and husband Kevin Asker, Grangeville; sisters Susan and husband Keith Ray, White Bird; Sandra and husband Mike Schoo, East Wenatchee, Washington ; brothers Mike and wife Debbie Rose, Nezperce; Kevin Rose and Dan Rose of Las Vegas, Nevada; 12 nieces and nephews; 10 great nieces and nephews and even 2 great-great nephews in the Rose family; his fiancée, Cheryl Roach, Nezperce; brothers in-law; Duane and wife Julie Roach, Jay and wife Tedi Roach, sisters in-law Nyla and husband Terry Stephenson, all of Genesee; Karol and husband Dave Hanson, Twin Falls, and Cheryl’s 6 nieces and nephews, and 7 great nieces and nephews.
Lanny is preceded in death by a son Jerette Rose, an infant grandchild, Michael and Shari Schoo, and a brother Tom Rose.
A Rosary will be held at St. Peter’s and Paul’s Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 11:30 a.m. A private graveside service will be held later. Cremation has taken place.Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or the Christmas Light Fund, Nezperce Lions Club, Nezperce, Idaho 83543