Rose L. Slate, 67, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away March 8, 2013. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Slate; son, Steven Slate; parents, HD and Ruth Bishop; in-laws, Merlin and Mary Slate; and brother, Ed Easley. Survived by her children, Sherry Slate and Scott (Debra) Slate; grandchildren, Sarina, Isaac and Rachel Slate; great-granddaughter, Jennifer Nicole; and brother, Bill (Betty) Easley. Rose was born July 11, 1945, in Eads, Colo. She worked as a finance director for Rocky Ford School District and Pueblo School District #70. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. So sorry for the loss of Rose. She was my boss while I worked at Pueblo School District 70. She was so kind to me and very helpful as I learned a new job. Although it has been a long time since I have seen Rose, I will miss her as she had such a positive impact on my life. Love and Blessings to the family.

  2. So sorry for your loss. Rose was part of the Pueblo West Women’s League and shared her wonderful, positive spirit. The first year of the Christmas House, she hosted the complimentary tea and goodies – I think it was largely her idea. I got to know her there. The complimentary tea is now a tradition. She always had a smile on her face and made me feel like I was important to her. I’m sad to have lost her so young. It was time to shed ‘that old suit’ and live on free of the struggle to breathe. She’ll be watching over you.

  3. I knew Rose through the Pueblo West Women’s League. She was a wonderful, dear person who always had a ready smile and a willing hand to help. She was such a trooper as we worked on our fundraisers, always crafting something beautiful with her expert sewing skills, even after her health began to fail. She was a sweet woman, and I will miss her very much. Love, Mo

  4. Scott & Sherry you & your families are in our thoughts and Prayers! Rose was a wonderful woman. Darryl & Sandi Schulz

  5. Well Sherry and Sarina, you know how I felt about Rose. She was one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. I’ll never forget when I was sick she made soup for me and I didn’t know her that well at the time. Then when we met you guys for the first time at Blue Mesa, she was so nice to my boys. I’ll never forget that! We had a blast scrapbooking. We giggled a lot! She always let me borrow whatever I wanted from her at the crops! Just a fun, fun lady!! She was very lucky Sherry to have a daughter like you! For her to live in your home right up until the end was truly a gift from you to her! Our prayers and thoughts are with you!
    Brenda and Shawn

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