Name:   Rose M. (Ward) Livingston Burke Lawson

From:  The Caldwell News-Tribune, Caldwell, Idaho
Date:  Saturday, October 30, 1999

Rose Lawson, 84, of Caldwell, died Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at a Nampa care center of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 1, 1999 at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Rev. John Mars of the Caldwell United Methodist Church will officiate. Private burial will be at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell.

Rose was born January 2, 1915 at Farmington, Utah to Henry and Abbie Ward, one of 12 children. She married Virgil W. Livingston in 1932. They were later divorced. To that marriage were born her two children. In 1949 she married Hilton (Jack) Burke. He was in the Air Force and they spent several years in Africa and Guam during his tour of duty. Mr. Burke died in 1974, at which time Rose moved to Caldwell. She married Samuel B. Lawson September 7, 1976. They enjoyed many happy years together. Rose was a very giving person and seemed to know everyone. She loved to tease those around her, especially the staff at Caldwell and Nampa Care Centers, during her years of stay. She thought of them as family.

Survivors include a daughter, Jeanne Dorsey of Caldwell; a son, Jerry Livingston and his wife, Lucy of Donnelly, ID; two step-daughters, Charlotte Vea of Vancouver, WA and Barbara Hartmann of Forest Grove, OR.; three grandchildren, who brought a lot of joy into her life, Dr. Pamela Solhaug and her husband, Steve of Seattle, WA., Dan Dorsey and his wife, Chrisanne of Caldwell and Steve Dorsey and his wife, Lisa of Nampa; and numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam, her parents, and all of her brothers and sisters.