- 63 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 9, 1947
- Date of passing: May 21, 2011
|Let the memory of Rose and Darby be with us forever|
This Celebration of Life website was created in the memory of our loved one, Rose Milbeck and...Darby of course. Rose was born on August 9, 1947 and passed away on May 21, 2011. Darby passed shortly thereafter. We will remember her and Darby forever.
Rose's Memorial Service titled "A Celebration of Rose's Independence" was held on July 4, 2011. Many friends and business associates celebrated with Rose's family. She actually has many families come to think of it. Immediate family, Aviation Family, Coaching Family, Hawaii families (known as various pods) and Friends who she treated as Family. Many tears, a beautiful slide show , a video featuring Christine Ortner, her son, Rose and Darby and a remarkable flyover by Janet Nottingham (thank you Janet!). What a wonderful Day! One notable discussion was around "connectivity". Rose connected many, was connected to many and loved by many.
Please continue to share stories and light candles and share this site with those who knew Rose.
"There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of Rose. The life lessons she taught me can be applied to so many situations, not just flying. I don't fly anymore. That special chapter in my life was a beautiful time that she was a part of from beginning to end. I pass the airport often now that my children and I are horseback riding at Narnia farms in Aurora. I know how much she loved her horse, so I think of that as I pass the airport. I know she is happy that we are riding. My life is better because of her and I miss her every day. Love You Rose!"
"Happy birthday my dear friend! I miss you terribly, Darby too, flying my plane without you next to me seems empty. I still haven't found an instructor to replace you. All my love to you her ever you are!"
"Happy Birthday Rose.
. Your smile and the cheer that you brought to
aviation is missed by all."
"So today you would have been 69 and we would have celebrated. I miss your laugh and your kind ear. You were such a great listener and of course you had an opinion!! I will eat cake for you today in celebration of the 55 years we had together."
"Miss you Rose...in continuing education I have honed in on the topic "the ONE Thing"....when I reflect on our time together with you as my business coach and friend the ONE thing that comes to mind is COURAGE. You inspired and encouraged me to leap over buildings with confidence in order to make change and reach my dreams and goals. Thank you!!! I carry your words of wisdom and direction with me daily to this day. I can't believe 5 years have gone by so quickly without you."
"Hey you, remember the "canyon turns" we learned in McCall Idaho? You reaction was priceless. I miss you terribly my friend. Hugs to Darby and don't forget to use the brush I gave you. Many blessings to you, I know you are givin them hell up ther!! I love you. Greg"
"Always in my heart and your words of wisdom in my ear. Gosh , I miss you."
"Today I choose to remember and celebrate your birth. I sure miss you and wish we could have a good laugh over dinner. You always told it how it was, which made life so much more interesting."
"It's amazing how often I think of you. Every time I look at the sky or see a small plane. Driving in my car thinking about things and I will hear your words of wisdom. I think about trying to be the most authentic person I can be and I think you had truly achieved that goal. You are still my inspiration and my mentor. Love you and miss you tons!"
"dang i miss you girl! i have yet to find a replacement instructor, I'm flying solo! blessings from below!"
"Thinking of you today and remembering all the laughs and fun we had. I am grateful for the memories. You sure were something, girl!"
"Happy Birthday Rose, thinking of all the fun birthdays we spent together. Wish you were here to celebrate with a great dinner. Thank you for being the best big sister there ever was."
"Happy 67th birthday, Rose! I'll celebrate your rich, generous life today and let the Universe know how glad I am you were on this plane and came into my life. Thanks for your wisdom and for sharing your joy."
"Hey girl! I miss you barking orders at me in my airplane! No, you were firm but gentle in your guidance, I am grateful to have spent so much time in the cock pit w you. Especially our trip to McCall for the mountain flying school and the infamous "canyon turns"! You were awesome! Love you. Greg"
"Rose, I must say that you must be having some huge Birthday Celebration because the Big Island is ROCKING and ROLLING! You are so missed. Think about you often and still...to this day...ask myself in times of struggle...what would Rose guide me to do...a time of reflection on the eve of your Birthday...P.S. Sure miss our annual BD Lunches too."
"Dear, dear Rose. I miss you deeply my friend and coach. Your guidance and wisdom are with me everyday. I'm grateful for your presence in my life."
"Rose, You are still so missed, but today we should remember your life, how you touched others with your guidance, love, and best of all your laughter."
"Happy 66th Birthday, Rose! I'm raising my coffee cup to toast your immense spirit and love this morning. Coffee, because we shared that passion over many meetings and conversations. I see you being in a joyful space, appreciating beauty and love, snuggling the Darby Lama and laughing with delight. And, stirring the pot, just a little. Love you and miss you, but know you're well."
"Rose, you are still in my life every day -- from my kitty named Missy to certain colorful words you added to my vocabulary -- and here it is your mortal 66th birthday! Now you can take Darby and swim/fly with those dolphins. What a deal! I count the years and still miss you; love lasts forever. Happy, happy dear one! From old Whosie Whatsis"
"Rose's memory is always in my heart. The other day my daughter said how much she missed Rose and her beautiful voice. I miss talking to her and sharing our horse stories. Rose was one of a kind and I miss her so much."
"Rose, you've been on my mind and in my thoughts more so recently, as I'm about to take a big step into an ambitious goal. I know I have your support in doing this--just wish I could talk to you about it. I miss you being on the same plane as me, but I know your energy persists and that you and Darby are smiling and cuddling."
"My Dear Rose,
My life has been forever changed because of the gifts you gave me. I miss being able to physically be with you, but I know you are still poking me regularly to be my highest self. I can feel you often.
Cheers to you and much love."
"I think about you every day. I miss you so much but I know you are in a beautiful place. You helped me achieve something I thought was impossible. You taught me so much. Love you, Rose!"
"Two years have passed and you are missed and loved just like it was yesterday."
"I know many people are thinking of Rose today on the 65th anniversary of her birth. I am so grateful for her life and the positive impact she had on so many. I think of her so often. I miss her but feel the joy of knowing she and Darby are happy."
"Rose, today is the first anniversary of your departure from this planet and I'm reminded of how much you gave me through your mentoring, coaching and friendship. I'm deeply grateful that Kathleen connected us and that from that lunch meeting with you, my life was transformed. I miss you. I hope you and Darby are whole and happy in the great beyond. Fly high, my friend! I love you."
"Rose, you re-sparked my love of flying. You taught me so much and for that I will be forever greatful. You will be in my thoughts everytime I fly. I know you will be right there next to me and in that, I find comfort. As soon as I pop this kiddo out lets hit the skies together!"
"Dear Rose, I am going flying today for the first time without you. I'm going with Paul's instructor, John. I'll be thinking of you the whole time and hearing your voice guiding me as you always did. "Pitch to speed, power to altitude." I miss you so much! Love, Chris"
"I've been thinking of you all day, Rosie! And I know you know how much I miss you. Much, much love, old friend. Your smile and your laughter will be with me forever! Peg"
"I celebrate you, Rose, today and every day. Knowing you and sharing life's adventures has been one of the greatest blessings of my life. Love and remember you FOREVER!"
"Thanks for letting me know today is Rose's birthday--she reminds me to appreciate each moment, each experience--and to wink at life."
"Beloved Rose, you are my dolphin sister and forever friend. We've worked and played, laughed and cried, dived deep and flown high, together. Even now, in the silent stillness of my heart, you are always there. I love, treasure and remember you always. Ke akua aloha pu me 'oe."
"Rose. I said goodbye today the best way I could,in an airplane. As I circled your friends and family gathered below and waved goodbye with the wings I remembered that you used to refer to me as the "Been there Done that Pilot". Today I finally feel that I have earned that honor.."
"I got a student to tolerate steep turns; Rose got that same student to enjoy them! What a mentor. I will be remembering her blessed style whether at 41,000' in a Citation Mustang or during short field landings in the back country. Dearest Rose; what a class act!"
"Thank you Rose, for the generosity & kindness you showed my mother. She loved being up in the plane with you, and smiled for days after. What a gift you gave to her as she neared the end of her life. Rose, you are greatly missed."
"A dream come true was made possible because Rose and I shared a common dream.. to swim with the dolphins. The help I received from Rose in my business made my life so much saner and enjoyable. I loved the friendships made through our meetings and trips, so THANK YOU ROSE."
"Dear Rose :
Even though I only met with you a handful of times here at PrintSync, what an amazing comfort you brought with you. Thank you for helping keep Angela in line when need be . Thank you for helping out our team and finding new ways to d"
"Rose was a superlative person andcoach. She helped so very many people and did so much good in the world. She was an irrepressible character and a delightful friend. We had an absolutely wonderful time together coaching,laughing, dolphining. Miss you"
"For over ten years, Rose was my coach and one of my dearest friends. Her tough love guided me through multiple transitions and relationships. She took me swimming with the dolphins, but the real highlight was when I realized my dream of flying."
"Thanks to Rose I spent my 60th birthday realizing a life long dream to swim with wild dolphins.Rose initiated us all to new experiences and ideas. Thank you, Dear Rose. You are a teacher of teachers!"
"Rose, I will never forget you or your love of life and the passion you carried in anything you did! I will miss you and the smile that you always had on your face around me. I have learned from you not only in aviation but in life as well…I miss you."
"Rose joined the Willamette Aviation family with her love of flight and passion for life. Rose gave us more than can be expressed. Her gentle touch guided us for many years. Her absents leaves more than just a personal void. She is missed."
"My dear Rose-I cannot put my head around what I'll do when I need re-direction now that you are not here. You would probably say "ok missy, you know what to do, now go knock 'em dead, the only roadblocks in front of you are the ones YOU have created"
"Rose was one of my most treasured mentors and teachers. She helped me overcome my fear of the water by introducing me to the wild dolphins of the Big Island. I miss her laugh and her love of life. Fly high and free, my dear friend!"
"Rose was a great mentor/teacher/partner on the journey of being authentic, no matter what, and in the face of whatever the externals seemed to 'dictate'. May she truly fly in limitless joy now--along with Darby of course."
"Rose gave me courage to fly even though it scared me. Her patience had no end. She'd always say, "When you're ready." She never got frustrated with my itty bitty baby steps with flying or my frequent moments of getting startled while flying."
"Rose, I admire your openess to keep learning, your courage to demonstrate in your life what you knew, and to teach others to discover that knowing for themselves. Your presence on this earth will be missed by many. Your gifts treasured forever."
"Rose's guidance, her love and her friendship have changed my life in ways too numerous to list. The 3 trips with her to be with the dolphins are some of the most treasured moments of my life. Her delight and joy in the Dolphin energy was a gift."
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