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Gloria Ellen Rose: Nov. 22, 1946-Feb. 18, 2023

Gloria Ellen Rose wanted to travel the world with the love of her life and to cherish her family — she did both.

Gloria Ellen Rose, 76, of Kerrville, TX, passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on February 18, 2023. She was born in El Paso, TX on November 22, 1946 to William O’Dell Maxwell and Angela Rosales Maxwell. On November 14, 1987, she married the love of her life, Sammy Lee Rose, at Sunrise Baptist Church in Kerrville, TX.

Gloria worked as a CNA for many years. She worked for the Veterans Affairs for 21 plus years.

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Gloria Ellen Rose
Gloria Ellen Rose

Gloria’s dream in life was to travel the world with the love of her life. When she married Sammy, those dreams came true. They were able to enjoy many cruises together and traveled to Hawaii, Western Europe, Ireland, Scotland, and many other countries.


The happiest moment in Gloria’s life was creating a family with Sammy. Gloria adored her two children, Brandy and Daniel very dearly. Her family is what she cherished most. She always made sure to send out cards to family members on special occasions.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, William and Angela Maxwell; and brothers, William Maxwell and Patrick Maxwell.

Survivors include her loving husband of 35 years, Sammy Rose; daughter, Brandy Rose-Buxton (Brenton); son, Daniel Jeffers (Matt); sisters, Carol Moreno, Barbara Maxwell, Angela Brown (Ned), and Lisa Malfaro (Louis); her grandchildren, Hazel, Nora, and Franklin. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews that she cared for deeply.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm, Friday, February 24, 2023, at Grimes Funeral Chapels.

Funeral services will be held at 3pm, Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Grimes Funeral Chapels.

A private burial service will be held at a later date.

Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Rose, Christian Brown, Trevor Brown, Aaron Swatzell, Eric Moreno, Julius Neunhoffer, Mark Moreno, and Liam Thierry.

Memorials may be given to American Lung Association and American Cancer Society.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to New Century Hospice and Chaplain Rob Lohmeyer.

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