Delpha Almira Johnson Rose  


 Delpha Almira Johnson Rose was born May 25, 1921 in Chandler, Arizona to Lovisa Cox and Sixtus Ellis Johnson. She died on April 6, 2018 in Henrieville, Utah, just short of her 97th birthday.

After her birth, her family moved to various mining towns in Utah, and eventually settled in Hanksville, Utah. There she lived from the age 7 to 17. At that time the family moved to their “old stomping grounds” in Henrieville. There she met David Quilter Rose, and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple. Henrieville became her home for most of the remaining years of her life.  She was the mother of fourteen children, thirteen of whom she raised to maturity. Her posterity includes 78 grandchildren, and well over 200 great and great-great grandchildren.   

 She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held various positions in her ward. She enjoyed working in the name extraction program, and participating in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She and her husband served for several years as ordinance workers in the St. George Utah Temple.  

 She loved horses, and in her youth aspired to be a trick rider. She had a great love of reading and instilled that love in her children. She especially loved to be surrounded by her children and grandchildren. They all enjoyed her stories and her quick wit. 

 She was welcomed into heaven by her husband David, and her sons, Floyd, Verland, Max, and son-in-law Robb Adkins. She is survived by her children, Theron and Marilyn Rose; daughters-in-law Kathy Rose, Lonna Rose, and Robin Rose; Millie and Dan Chidester; Milton and Brenda Rose; Artoise and Ken Platt; Collin and Laurie Rose; Collette and Clifford Mathews; Galen and Regina Rose; Kerry and Genifer Rose; Jeanne and David Payne; Loreli Adkins; and Daniel and Sarah Rose. 

 Funeral services will be held on April 20, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the Cannonville Utah Ward chapel.  Friends may call prior to the services, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Cannonville church.  Interment will be in the Henrieville Cemetery under the direction of Affordable Funeral Services in Cedar City, Utah 435-586-3456 


Online condolences can be sent to Delpha’s Memorial page at     



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