Longtime Haines resident Ray Rose, 71, died Nov. 20, 2005, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau.
He was born May 4, 1934, in Ontario, Ore. He attended high school there, and in 1953, he joined the U.S. Army and served 18 months in Korea. He was discharged in 1956 and found work in Seattle and San Diego as a heavy-duty mechanic for Caterpillar Tractor Co.
He and his wife Corlene and their two daughters moved to Haines in May 1965. He drove logging trucks, and in later years, he worked as a superintendent of Lutak Trading and Stevedoring, and road maintenance for the state. More recently, he was self-employed in various endeavors.
He also served on the Haines City Council and Haines Borough Assembly in the late 1970s. After retiring, he enjoyed woodworking, reading and spending time with his dog Goober.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lillian Rose.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years Corlene Rose; daughters, Ralene Rose (Kelly Lapp) of Juneau and Rhonda Burnham (Ed Davis) of Haines; brother, Carol Rose (Laura) of Arizona; sister, Donna Krausse of California; grandchildren, Brent Maki, Darren Rose, Kenny Burnham and Heather Burnham; two great-grandchildren various nieces and nephews.
According to his wishes, no services were held. His ashes will be spread in the Chilkat Valley.