Tributes and stories in honor of Frank Rose

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Native Plant Society

Written by on October 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

Frank was a well-loved and highly regarded member of the Native Plant community in the Tucson area. He attended our Arizona Native Plant Society meetings regularly, and he was always such a kind, generous presence, greeting people so warmly and sharing so freely his love and knowledge of local plants. Many of us have wonderful […]

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Summerhaven Resident

Written by on October 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

Rest In Peace Mr. Frank Rose You were such an inspiration and a great example for loving the mountain and all creation. You knew every living plant and tree up here. You were absolutely an amazing teacher and artist. You were our teacher to our kids on the mountain and to all of us adults. […]

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See you there

Written by on October 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

I have had the honor of knowing Frank since I was a young child. Always ready with a funny story to tell. He became my Spiritual leader while the Pastor in Caryndale (Ontario, Canada) and Louise became a role model, helping me learn to raise and be a loving mother of two precious children. My […]

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Frank and Louise

Written by on October 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

Although I was not able to spend a lot of time with Frank, I know that he and Louise both had a major impact on my spiritual life. I have come to inhabit particular niches within the church universal; me being involved with these niches was either a direct result of their pioneering efforts, or […]

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One of the finest of humans I’ve ever met

Written by on October 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

Frank was one of the wisest, gentlest and most patient humans I’ve ever met. His endearing character helped open the door to Swedenborg’s teachings for which I re-payed him with scores of questions all of which he had an answer to. He continued helping others into his last days until he was too weak to […]

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Frank helped me see God’s presence everywhere

Written by on October 22, 2020 in Uncategorized

For over 40 years, Frank traveled up and down the Catalina Highway and along the trails of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Many feel privileged to have shared precious hours with him in this incredible natural environment. He once told me how much he felt the presence of God in nature. I think he was reflecting on […]

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An old friend

Written by on October 22, 2020 in Uncategorized

Mr. Rose baptized me in France in 1959 and then was my minister in Caryndale for a number of years. He brought a lot of energy, humour and new ideas to our society. I have several of his paintings. He was a truly original man and definitely left his mark on me! Best wishes to […]

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Ms.

Written by on October 21, 2020 in Uncategorized

Frank’s light and beauty was unmistakable from the first time we met. We knew each other briefly, but I felt loved and seen. He graciously received the same from me and that says so much about a person. He was generous with his attention and wisdom in the ultimate gift of sharing one’s soul honestly […]

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One of a Kind

Written by on October 21, 2020 in Uncategorized

I was so blessed to come across Frank and his wildflower hikes on Mt. Lemmon. We reveled in going up the mountain to learn, to hug, to see the mountain through Frank’s eyes. He was a kind, gentle, easy-going man, with genuine interest in what surrounded him. His watercolors and books showed his passion for […]

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The rght person at the right time

Written by on October 21, 2020 in Uncategorized

Finding the right person at the right time can really help guide us on our path. I was living with an alcoholic, working Alanon and trying to understand what it meant to have a spiritual life. It was a hard time for me and he helped me so much. He counseled me, I took his […]

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Friend

Written by on October 20, 2020 in Uncategorized

My story about Frank is both very short and very long. I am lucky enough to have one of his paintings and that will make us long term friends. It greets me and gives me great joy every day. The colors take hold of my eyes and I can feel the spirit of someone who […]

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Frank will be remembered as a one of a kind minister forever.

Written by on October 19, 2020 in Uncategorized

I’m really going to miss Frank as he was the person who brought me back to religion. He was truly a person who I simply loved and cherished and he will be greatly missed. After traveling in England with Frank and Louise for two weeks, I really got the feeling for where he first started […]

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Kindest & Most Caring Person

Written by on October 19, 2020 in Uncategorized

We hiked with Frank for many years. In addition to his extraordinary knowledge of Mt. Lemmon and native flowers he was very concerned that you received value from the hike. Every hike he had a list of flowers we might see on the route. I have never seen such preparation for any hike or event […]

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Thank you, Frank.

Written by on October 19, 2020 in Uncategorized

Frank’s influence on my life cannot be measured. At Maple Camp he listened to us. He respected us. He accepted us as we were. I believe my dedication to a spiritual life started right there at Maple Camp. As an adult, my husband and I attended his and Louise’s well-crafted spiritual growth groups, listening to […]

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Listen to the tree

Written by on October 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

Frank is a great Connector. I suspect the next time we’re on Mount Lemmon and we’re wondering which way to go, or struggling to recall the name of that wildflower we have seen so many times… if we are very still… we may be able to hear his guidance. Frank taught me to listen in […]

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Longtime Friend

Written by on October 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

I first met Frank and Louise Rose back in the 1970’s when our family was attending Almont Church camp in Michigan. When I moved to Tucson in 1993 I was delighted that the Rose’s were there and were in the process of building Sunrise Chapel. Frank married Mickey and I in 2007. We have since […]

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Very special memories

Written by on October 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

Pastor Rose married my husband and I 32 years ago next month. He was kind, delightful to be around and demonstrated authentic caring. He told us his marriages came with a “lifetime guaranty”!! He holds a special place in our hearts and wishing all who will miss him and were touched by his kindness, lasting […]

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Inspired by Frank

Written by on October 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

From the very first time I came to Tucson, attended a service, I felt Sunrise Chapel could be my spiritual home. But it wasn’t Frank’s sermon that eventually brought my husband and I to Tucson. I fell in love with the mountains on a hike Frank led up into Mt. Lemmon. Over the years, on […]

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Frank

Written by on October 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

He touched so many lives in every country he lived and travelled in. I cannot say how glad I am that our lives coincided here in the Santa Catalinas north of Tucson. My thanks to Andrea for making that connection happen.

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Frank will be missed

Written by on October 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

I was privileged to work with Frank on a show at the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild’s Gallery in the summer of 2019. Being with Frank was to feel special. His generosity of spirit and willingness to give of whatever was needed to make his show a success was so evident in the beauty of the […]

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The UK Legacy

Written by on October 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

My first memory of Frank is of a lanky young minister, newly ordained and full of enthusiasm. He was always singing ‘Every Little Breeze Whispers Louise…’ We knew what that meant! He would fold himself into his Mini, with his knees about level with the steering wheel, and travel off to visit people on ‘The […]

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May God be with you, Frank!

Written by on October 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

I was blessed to attend a class that Frank held at his church a couple of years ago. I didn’t know him prior to the (2 session) class, but it didn’t take long to know this man was special! Special in his love for others and oh, so artistically talented! My gift was in spending […]

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His Spirit will Live On

Written by on October 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

I did not know Frank well, but have known him through the watercolor guild for many, many years (I joined in 1974). I bought one of his small watercolors from the last show he had at the watercolor gallery, and will treasure it even more now. He was a gifted artist, and a kind and […]

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Opened our eyes to even more of God’s and nature’s wonders…

Written by on October 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

It is truly sad to learn that our dear friend and mentor has passed on – we could read between the lines of his last couple of emails over the past year that he seemed to know his body was giving out after all the years of exploring and life. What a loss of a […]

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Gone only from sight

Written by on October 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

Dear Frank, I know you’re in heaven now looking down and guiding us asvyou continue to share SO much of yourself with us… your knowledge, yes, but more importantly your kind heart. Mr Rose you have now earned the most beautiful if wings. “When you come to the edge of all that you know, you […]

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Seven Waterfalls Hike

Written by on October 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

Many years ago, it may have been close to 30, I traveled to Tucson in the winter to attend a weekend conference held at Sunrise Chapel. I was living in the far north of BC Canada at the time and planned my trip for an extra day in the sunshine and warmth, knowing I would […]

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Such a gift!

Written by on October 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

We met Frank when we were in our teens. He was the pastor in Kitchener, Ontario where my (now) husband lived. Frank’s approachability, good-natured fun, wisdom and humility sunk deeply into both of our hearts. We always relished an opportunity to be with Louise and him. I remember how special our confirmation service with him […]

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Till we Meet Again

Written by on October 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

I first met Frank and Louise when I moved to Tucson in 1993. Whenever Frank approached me, he held his arms wide and gave such a warm embrace and looked at me like I was the very person he was waiting to see. I had the privilege of attending several of his spiritual growth groups […]

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A Rose by this Name

Written by on October 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

Frank changed my life for the better in many ways. He was a source of knowledge, a wonderful companion, and an inimitable example. And a caring and compassionate friend. I will miss him and remember him always.

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Love for a lovely man

Written by on October 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

I feel so grateful to have known Frank. Such a dear dear human being. I love him very much and will miss him dearly. I am up on the mountain now and I walked to an area of one of his favorite plants Heuchera aka coral bells (although Frank especially loved the white ones) and […]

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Farewell, Frank

Written by on October 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

Frank S. Rose was an excellent minister and wonderful friend while he was with us, and received me well into the Church. He baptized me on my 34th birthday and passed one day before my 66th. I will miss him much, but know he is well off from now on.

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FRANK ROSE CHANGED MY TUCSON LIFE

Written by on October 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

I moved to Tucson 7 years ago. As I settled in, I tried to meet new outdoor loving friends in hiking groups but the participants were not nature oriented hikers. Then on a Tucson Audubon bird trip, someone mentioned Frank Rose’s wildflower walk. I contacted Frank and got in the group! For the first time […]

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Mr. & Mrs.

Written by on October 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

We always love your kind talks & Sermons. Thank you for being the loving person you where. Love Roy & Murielle

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The Frank Effect

Written by on October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

Children following him, pestering him for more stories… Students watching as he patiently taught the tricks of his watercolor genius… Sudden, unexpected tears flowing from thise hearing his words of deep inner reflection… Inspiring, leading where others before could not, would not dare to tread… Consecrating hands and minds to lead others to keep growing […]

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In memory of Frank Rose

Written by on October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

I was a small child when Frank visited my parents. I remember how engaged he was with me. He did walking handstands which I thought was so cool. When he went home, I wrote him a letter with the help of my Mom. I remember how thrilled I was when he actually took time to […]

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Frank Rose Tribute from Contreras Art Gallery

Written by on October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

We are deeply sorry to hear of Frank Roses Passing. He has been an annual exhibitor at Contreras Gallery, along with his son Owen, since the gallery was established. His paintings in watercolors and oils were of the highest artistic quality and standard. A sense of peace and joy can be felt when viewing his […]

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So blessed to have had Frank in my life

Written by on October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

I feel so blessed to have had both Frank and Louise in my life for the past 30 plus years. I will always treasure my time working alongside Frank beginning in the early years of Sunrise Chapel. I learned so much from both of them. They gave me the confidence to do things I didn’t […]

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Message of condolence to the family and friends

Written by on October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

In this difficult moment, May the Almighty God hold you close to his heart, where he can feel your deepest loss, and fill you with his deepest love. In John 11:25-26; Jesus said to her I’am the resurrection and the life. He who believe in me though he may die he shall live. And whoever […]

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Fav childhood memory of Frank

Written by on October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

Happiest memory of Frank was from my childhood (4-6 years old). He would stand in the chapel before church and greet people, but when he got to me or some of the other children, he would lift us up in the air as high as he could. He was so tall that the only place […]

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Freedom

Written by on October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

I am indebted to Frank for modeling how to truy love and embrace and promote individual freedom of thought and experience. I rejoice with Frank as he gathers together with the people in his angelic home. I see his smile as he experiences the vigor of life returning to his spirit and body fulfilling the […]

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Long time friend

Written by on October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

So much to say. For starters, Frank saved my life. (long story). He was human; we did get lost once on a climb up Mt. Lemmon. Spiritual Growth is the name of the game and he led the way. Thanks Frank.

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Mrs.

Written by on October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

Frank Rose was my pastor as a new teenager to Caryndale many years ago. He certainly helped me in so many ways. My siblings and I were all great friends with the Rose children. You all had the best dad, hands down. I thank you for the love and great influence on my life that […]

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Mentor with beautiful Soul

Written by on October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

One of the most Amazing humans I have known. His quiet but strong love for others along with his unwavering faith, will long live in my heart. Wonderful family, God Bless all through this loss. Greatest adventure ahead

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Frank and Louise

Written by on October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

The first thing that springs to my mind when I think of Frank is an incident that happened at Laurel. Louise was giving a talk on marriage and including examples from her own experience of it. At one point she hesitated and said she could tell that Frank was growing uncomfortable, that she wasn’t sure […]

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Mr

Written by on October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

Knowing Rev. FR + 50 years ago in the Netherlands has much perfected my life. He also helped us when moving to Canada. Wherever Frank was, the church would grow. A very special and loving man, with a great wife Louise.

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My very beloved uncle

Written by on October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

Many years ago, at Laurel Camp, Uncle Frank and Aunt Louise literally saved my life. I am who I am today in part because of them. Uncle Frank will continue to live on in the lives of those he so profoundly effected. I am sure that he and my dad, and all the other siblings, […]

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Condolences for the Rose family

Written by on October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

I am sending love and warm thoughts to the family of Rev. Frank Rose, especially his wife Louise, son Jonathan and granddaughter Chelsea. Prayers for his transition and much love and support to all that were touched by his incredibly rich life…..Tim Bilger

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Frank Rose

Written by on October 15, 2020 in Uncategorized

While I am saddened at our loss, I appreciate that he is free of his earthly discomforts and restrictions. I had the honor of meeting Frank Rose during a New Church summer study program in England in the mid-60s. He made a life-long impression on me with his wit, kindness and directness. When I moved […]

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