Rose Maude (Self) Smith, 85, died peacefully at home on August 28, 2017. She was born July 30, 1932 in Falfa, Colorado on the Self Ranch to Howard C. and Florence M. (Rea) Self, longtime residents of Florida Mesa. Rose was the middle child with older brothers Charles and Ivan and younger brother LeRoy and sister ELaine. During her younger years she lived on Florida Mesa attending Orr School and Durango High School. She married Haron A. (Bill) Smith on August 13, 1949 in Aztec, New Mexico. They owned their own seismograph drilling company and traveled extensively with oil related business for 20 years before they settled in Shattuck, Oklahoma in 1969. Rose owned and operated the Tiara Beauty Shop for 30 years and was active in the Shattuck community. When she moved to Pagosa Springs in 1998, Rose volunteered at the elementary school, the Humane Society, Chamber of Commerce and Chimney Rock Interpretive Association. Her hobbies included traveling, hiking, needlework and gardening and always had beautiful yards everywhere she lived.
Rose is survived by her brother LeRoy Self and his wife Gisela of Middle Mesa, New Mexico, her sister-in-law, Rosalee (Smith) Spradling of Jacksboro, Texas and her two daughters Lynnis and Kristine and their husbands John Steinert and Larry Stone. Her grandchildren are David Steinert, Justin Stone and Sanci (Stone) Hall along with five precious great grandchildren, Abby, Hannah and Lydia Stone and Elizabeth and Zane Hall. She has several cousins, nieces and nephews both in Colorado and in Texas. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill and her brothers Charles and Ivan and her sister ELaine.
A celebration of Rose’s life will be held at the Hood Mortuary in Durango, Colorado on September 7 at 10:00. Interment will be at the Florida Mesa Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Chimney Rock Interpretive Association, P. O. Box 1662, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.