Rose Duvall

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Rose Marie Reneau Duvall was born on April 18, 1938. She entered her Father’s Kingdom on May 24, 2016.

Early in her life, Rose found that she took joy in serving those older than herself. She used that calling throughout her life, eventually establishing the Hill Country Senior Citizen’s Activity Center through her work with the First Baptist Church of Dripping Springs.

Under direction from then-Governor Mark White, the Activity Center became a “model center,” for communities throughout the State – a Center that he said should be replicated statewide.

Rose was also instrumental in building a 14-unit apartment complex for senior citizens, and later a 60-bed nursing home; each of these projects remain important to the Dripping Springs Community.

Rose devoted her life to Christ when she was nine years old. That devotion remained throughout her days, as she worked hand-in-hand with her husband, Don, as he answered his calling as a spiritual leader for several Central Texas communities and churches.

She was a driving force behind the Capitol Area Rural Transportation Service, and was the first member appointed to their Board of Directors. That appointment allowed her the opportunity to watch first-hand as her work developed into great things for her community, for the Hill Country, and the State of Texas. Additionally, Rose served on the Board of Directors of the State of Texas Department on Aging. Through that work, she was invited twice to the White House Conference on Aging, and taught a week-long class on volunteerism in Washington, D.C.

Rose’s loving spirit and caring for others was the driving force behind her burning desire to serve. A successful fundraiser and organizer, she always said she was happy to ask anyone for anything, as long as she was asking on behalf of someone that she was serving, rather than for her own benefit.

Her labors of love were never more important to her, though, than when she was serving her family. In addition to her husband, she leaves behind two sons, Ray and wife, Irene, and their two daughters, and Gibb and wife, Julie, and their two daughters and one son. She also built cherished memories with seven great-grandchildren, who she loved with all her heart and never forgot to pray for.

Funeral Services will be held at First United Methodist Church, 313 W. San Antonio St., in Lockhart at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2016. A private family burial will follow at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions in Rose’s name to the Martindale United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 552, Martindale, Texas, 78655.

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  1. Larry Roberson 28 May, 2016 at 08:08 Reply

    Don and family:

    So sorry to hear of Rose’s passing! She was a great lady and it was my privilege to know her!

    My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  2. Robert Morel 28 May, 2016 at 19:08 Reply

    Rose will be missed by her family and the many friends and relatives and the people she helped. Her loving sweet spirit will live on in Heaven. From my family to yours Don we wish you all comfort in this difficult time of grief.

  3. Martha Combs Herden 29 May, 2016 at 13:32 Reply

    Dear Bro. Don–
    My heart was deeply saddened to learn of your beloved Rose’s passing. The last time I saw both of you was at the visitation services for Alford Hohman, another amazing soul as dear Rose. My memories of Rose will always remain in my heart as I let my mind “drift” back to the Old Tabernacle at Fitzhugh Baptist Church, hearing your messages, watching Rose move quickly among the Tables loaded with Food for “Dinner on the Grounds” and most of all, her Loving SMILE!!!!! To read of all the many accomplishments Rose reached throughout her life is stunning and she will forever have her mark on the Hill country here in Central Texas. Both of you touched my life deeply and my Faith in God will remain STRONG–because I witnessed that same FAITH in both of you!!!!! Please pass my words onto your family and know you are always in my heart… Martha Herden

  4. Meg Grant 30 May, 2016 at 15:22 Reply

    Don and family,
    I am sending love and support as you move through this sad time. I pray Rose is at peace and that you all find comfort in knowing she has gone back to God. Such a dynamic , vibrant purposeful life Rose lived. No one ever had such a faithful loving husband, Don.
    Meg grant

  5. Veronica Tambunga Chavira 1 June, 2016 at 21:44 Reply

    Don & Family,

    My deep and heartfelt sympathy. May the loving memories heal your pain. You are in my thoughts and Prayers during this difficult time.
    Blessed to have met and worked with this wonderful lady when you guys lived in Big Lake, TX and she worked for a State Agency.
    Rose, May you Rest in Peace. Till we meet again. 🙏🏼

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