Obituary of Lloyd W. Rose
Lloyd Wayne Rose was born on April 5th,1960 in Monroe, Washington to parents, Floyd and Frances Rose. Lloyd passed away January 4th, 2024 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 63.
In Lloyd's younger years, he enjoyed watching wrestling on tv. He used to have a stuffed monkey (yellow and black) that he used to body slam and wrestle with like he saw on tv. He used to listen to old classic country music on 33's and 45's records and would play his guitar and sing. When someone in the family had a birthday, he would grab his guitar and sing Happy Birthday and play his guitar for them. Lloyd loved everyone and everyone loved Lloyd. If they didn't, there was something wrong with them, not Lloyd. He could meet a person and never see them again until 5 years later and he remembered their name and they got a hug. Lloyd had a very loving and kind nature and he LOVED to tease!! He would tease you to death and then laugh and laugh!
When Lloyd was first diagnosed with Down Syndrome as an infant, the Doctors told his parents he wouldn't live past the age of late teens/early twenties and advised to put him in a home. His parent's absolutely refused (which tells the ones who didn't know his parents, what kind of people they were). They took him home and he lived with them until his mom went into a nursing home in 2014. He then moved in with Bob and Brenda. Bob quickly became Lloyd's buddy while living with them, as Bob took care of him while Brenda worked. They cared for him until 2018, but due to his dementia and taking care of him became too much for them, he went to live at Green Country Care Center in Tulsa, where he quickly won over many of the residents and staff's hearts. He started nabbing other residents' wheelchairs, so Brenda took him one for his very own. Other residents even started pushing him around in his wheelchair, he LOVED attention! After moving to Green Country Care, Bob and Brenda would go see him weekly take him food, pop and dessert. He loved food!! Unfortunately, COVID took 1 1/2 years of that time away and they couldn't visit him. It took Lloyd a month or so after the start back of visitation to remember Bob and Brenda but he came back around.
The last few years haven't been easy for Lloyd after his parents passed, but he adapted and overcame. You could tell he was a little different after their passing, but he was still Lloyd and very loving. There is not a doubt in our minds that Lloyd had a free ride to heaven. He was truly an Angel on earth. This world would be such a better place if there were more people like Lloyd.
Lloyd's smile, laugh and sweet spirit was infectious. And in Brenda’s word, “Lloyd made me a better person, he taught me compassion, humility, and patience.
Funny story: In 1981 after Bob and Brenda married and moved to New Mexico, Lloyd and Mom went to visit. One morning Bob was getting ready for work but couldn't find his combat boots. Brenda told him to go ask Lloyd because she knew exactly who the culprit was. Bob asked Lloyd and Lloyd went to the refrigerator and pulled out Bob's boots from the FREEZER!! Bob had to wear frozen combat boots to work. He was continuously doing pranks like that to everyone.
Lloyd was survived by his brother Rick Rose and wife Lisa Rose of Gold Beach, Oregon. Sister Brenda Hanchett and husband Bob, Lloyd’s best buddy of Oologah, Oklahoma. Sister in law Brenda Joyce Dobbs of Farmington, Arkansas and numerous nephews, nieces and greats.
He is predeceased by his parents Floyd and Frances Rose. Brothers Jerry and Daryl Dobbs. Sister Connie Stewart. Maternal and Paternal Grandparents,Wilma Dobbs, sister-in-law, and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
In lieu of flowers the family ask for contributions to be made in Lloyd's memory to the Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa.
A few words from Brenda:
I would like to take this time to thank the Lord God almighty for putting Lloyd in our lives. Thank you, Lord for the awesome parents Lloyd and Brenda shared and that took care of Lloyd until the day they passed on.
Thank you to my husband Bob, for standing by me and taking on the role as a caregiver right beside me.
Thank you to Becky my daughter, for taking care of my parents and Lloyd for all those years before pursuing another career.
My son Brad for always being there to stay with Lloyd while Bob and I went out to eat or just to do something outside of the home.
Leslee Hutchinson for taking over as part time caregiver after Becky.
Green Country Care Center staff for taking good care of Lloyd.
St. John's 14th floor nurses and doctors ICU nurses all did a tremendous job with Lloyd despite the difficulties they treated him with dignity and respect and babied him like our family did.
They say it takes a village to raise kids it also takes a village to care for the elderly and disabled thanks to all from the bottom of our family's hearts.
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