This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, ROSE PHILLIPS . We will remember her forever.
Posted by Mardell Phillips on January 28, 2019
Rose Marie Decoteau Phillips, age 77, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 4:36pm. Rose was born in Red-Wing Minnesota on October 12, 1941 to Ella May Smith and Marvin Alexander (Gallagher). She was 1 of 7 siblings including Jim, Mary, Jerry, Ray, Dorothy and Vicki. She married Albert Decoteau on October 13, 1955 in Stevenson Washington, whom she had 5 children with; Alvin, Alberta, Ella Margret, Joseph and Ruby. Rose spent most of her young life raising kids and supporting her husband Albert’s career. When Albert fell sick he asked his lifelong friend Mardell to be there for Rose and take care of her family. Mardell and Rose eventually fell in love and were married on August 15, 1975, inwhich they had 3 more children; Dusty, Carlena and Mardell. Rose continued to raise children and now grandchildren, as Mardell worked as a roofer. Rose is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Jerry. Her Husbands Albert and Mardell and her sons Alvin and Joseph, whom she loved deeply. Rose is survived by 6 children, Alberta, Ella Margaret, Ruby, Dusty, Carlena and Mardell. Rose has twenty-Seven (27) Grandchildren; and LOTS of Great Grandchildren and (Great-Great Grandchildren). Many that describe Rose do so by saying, “she was not one to mince her words”; and she has taken care of everyone. Rose was a loving Mom, Grandma, Memaw and Mom Rose to all that knew her often giving a home to 100’s of people that needed it. To the others you would often find her outside drinking coffee and smoking. We will miss her every day.

We invite you to join us in support and grief at Grace Christian Church February 1, 2019 at 4pm to celebrate the life of this beautiful lady.

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Posted by Mardell Phillips on January 28, 2019
Rose Marie Decoteau Phillips, age 77, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 4:36pm. Rose was born in Red-Wing Minnesota on October 12, 1941 to Ella May Smith and Marvin Alexander (Gallagher). She was 1 of 7 siblings including Jim, Mary, Jerry, Ray, Dorothy and Vicki. She married Albert Decoteau on October 13, 1955 in Stevenson Washington, whom she had 5 children with; Alvin, Alberta, Ella Margret, Joseph and Ruby. Rose spent most of her young life raising kids and supporting her husband Albert’s career. When Albert fell sick he asked his lifelong friend Mardell to be there for Rose and take care of her family. Mardell and Rose eventually fell in love and were married on August 15, 1975, inwhich they had 3 more children; Dusty, Carlena and Mardell. Rose continued to raise children and now grandchildren, as Mardell worked as a roofer. Rose is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Jerry. Her Husbands Albert and Mardell and her sons Alvin and Joseph, whom she loved deeply. Rose is survived by 6 children, Alberta, Ella Margaret, Ruby, Dusty, Carlena and Mardell. Rose has twenty-Seven (27) Grandchildren; and LOTS of Great Grandchildren and (Great-Great Grandchildren). Many that describe Rose do so by saying, “she was not one to mince her words”; and she has taken care of everyone. Rose was a loving Mom, Grandma, Memaw and Mom Rose to all that knew her often giving a home to 100’s of people that needed it. To the others you would often find her outside drinking coffee and smoking. We will miss her every day.

We invite you to join us in support and grief at Grace Christian Church February 1, 2019 at 4pm to celebrate the life of this beautiful lady.
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Rose

-It hurt's to let go, because so many got use to being loved by you. She was so blessed to live such a long life, CHAOS, but a GREAT LIFE and to be loved by so many people, she wouldn't have traded any of it. There was a certain amount of pressure by all of us at different moments in time... this was playing a part... a favorite at one moment in time. Something we all have in common is that we were ALL her favorites at one point in life. @--(----..... SHE LOVES YOU ALL!!!!!

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Shared by Dusty McCoy on February 3, 2019

Mom,

 I miss you so much everyday. I know in my heart your with the angels but in my mind...your still in your room napping. You rested a lot towards the end. I am so greatful that you were able to get out with us and do all the fun fun stuff you enjoyed doing your whole life. From hunting to fishing to camping and bingo. Those are just a few. I got to hear you say to someone else how proud you was of me. For that...I’m grateful. We had moments and adventures that nobody could ever understand but us. Arizona? Let’s go. Anything for you. No AC, 2 kids and 2 dogs. your feet in a bag of ice on the floorboard because they were swollen from the drive and you trying to wipe the sweat off my face with a dirty wrung out sock that you had just taken off your foot. Your we’re trying to cool me down and care for me when all I wanted to do was care for you. Needless to say a wet sock in my face while driving 90 mph to get you to a rest stop to stretch. The fun and excitement we had. That is just a simple brokedown version of just one of our shenanigans. Your bright ideas and I was all aboard. Heck....we even turned nick into a bingo queen. I love and miss you momma and promise that everyday for the rest of my life, I will continue to make you smile. Just watch over all of us and guide each and everyone of us in the right direction. We’re all gonna need your guidance at some point in our lives. Rest peaceful mom. I love you so much. Forever in my heart. Ps kiss daddy 

Shared by Gabi Seastone on January 31, 2019

Im so sorry for your loss. She will be deaply missed. 

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Shared by Tawnie Morrow on January 29, 2019

I remember staying the night with Carla at the house on Tyler. Rose made the best food! I specially remember the meat stuffed sweet rolls. No clue what it’s called but it was delicious. She was not afraid to speak her mind and had the biggest heart. She always had us cracking up. Me and Carla would be pranking Andy and she would say “ leave that man alone” Oh those were the good ole days!! Tyler was the place to be when the whole fam damily lived on that street.