February 11, 1916—September 14, 2017
Dolores Rose Stookey and her twin brother, Deloss Rose, were born to Ira K. Rose and Vada Moss Rose on February 11, 1916, in Gordon, Nebraska. The family moved to California during the twins’ early years, settling first in Martinez, then Concord, and eventually in Berkeley. As teens, Dolores and De both worked hard, not only to help the family out financially during the difficult depression era years, but also using their uniquely wonderful senses of humor to make the time as enjoyable as possible for their three younger siblings.
Dolores married Theodore Parks Stookey on February 21, 1942. They soon moved to Ted’s home town, Salt Lake City, Utah where Ted joined the army, and Dolores stayed with Ted’s parents until his return. After World War II ended, Dolores and Ted returned to California for a few years, living in Stockton, Sacramento, and Chico. They then began their long residency in Elko, Nevada, on Rahas Rd., and then on Northside Drive. Dolores worked for many years as manager of First Federal Savings and Loan.
After Ted’s death in March of 2002, Dolores lived on in their Elko house, aided by her beloved care-giver, Gracie Ramirez.
Although Dolores and her twin, De, had hoped to reach their 100th birthday together, De died just days short of their goal, leaving Dolores to mark the occasion on February 11, 2016, surrounded by relatives and friends.
Dolores entered Elko’s hospital on August 27 of this year and was moved to Highland Manor on August 31. She passed away there on September 14, at the age of 101.
Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Vada Rose; three brothers: Marion, Deloss, and Lloyd Rose; and her husband Ted Stookey. She is survived by her two sisters: Helen Rose Cooley and Marlene Rose Carlton; brother-in-law, Lodge Carlton; sister-in-law, Sheila Rose; two nieces: Linda Moran Coles and Kathy Moran; and six nephews: Donald and Patrick Cooley; Robert Moran; Jerry, Michael, and Jeff Rose; plus several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
It was Dolores’ wish that there be a brief gravesite service. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, September 18, at Elko City Cemetery.