Born in Denver, Colorado on August 7th, 1942

Departed on August 29th, 2019 and resided in Centennial, Colorado

    “We are born for wonder, for joy, for hope, for love, to marvel at the

    mystery of existence, to be ravished by the beauty of the world, to seek truth

    and meaning, to acquire wisdom, and by our treatment of others to

    brighten the corner where we are.” -Dean Koontz


    In loving memory of a deeply caring, strong willed and understanding

    woman who was constantly putting others before herself. Rose was a strong

    woman who spent a lot of her time in later years relaxing, reading and

    playing with her grandchildren. Rose was one of the most supportive people

    many of us will have the pleasure to know, she may not have always

    agreed, but she was always there with a supportive word.

    Rose loved spending time with her grandchildren and could be found

    relaxing at home enjoying a good mystery book in hand, reading about

    mysteries and constantly challenging her intellect with psychological



    Roses grew up on the Cramer homestead in Roxborough which shaped her

    to be a strong, determined, and stubborn person. Rose always thought of

    Alaska and Colorado as her home and loved time in both places. Rose was

    an adventurous person who loved the beauty of the world around and

    enjoyed the silent beauty of the wilderness.

    Surviving family includes children; Bret Compton and Cole Tjepkes;

    daughter in laws, Valerie Geist and Inese Tjepkes; Grandchildren, Jenna

    Geist, Jordan Tjepkes and Grant Tjepkes.


    We will think of her often with a smile on our faces and think of the impact

    she left in each of our lives. We hope that in the after life you are able to

    have many more adventures.


    “To the well-organized mind death is but the

    next great adventure” – JK Rowling

    Guestbook Entries

    Cole Tjepkes

    I love you mom!

    September 18th, 2019 at 12:24pm
    Bret Compton

    In loving memory mom
    We will always love and miss you

    February 1st, 2020 at 7:10pm

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