Palma Gerarda Rouse, 88, of Gresham, a longtime Baker City resident, died Oct. 30, 2002, at Gresham.
Visitations will be today at the Gresham Funeral Chapel. Her funeral will at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gresham Funeral Chapel. There will be a reception afterward.
Her graveside funeral and burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception at the Elks Lodge afterward.
Palma was born on Feb. 4, 1914, at Baker City. She was the oldest of nine children born to Bruno and Seibila Lomckriet DeRoest. In February of 1934, she married Jack Rouse.
They were lifelong partners and together raised five children. They were well-known Baker County cattle ranchers.
Palma was an avid gardener and active in the Baker County Garden Club. She also was a member of the St. Francis Altar Society and the Wool Growers Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, and a son, Patrick.
Survivors include her daughters, Mary Ann McGrath of Portland and Janet Schomburg of Baker City; sons, John Rouse of Spokane, Wash., and David Rouse of Clackamas; sisters, Mae Rouse of Lake Oswego and Mary DeMey of Napa, Calif.; brothers, Francis and Don DeRoest of Baker City and Joe DeRoest of Provo, Utah; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 1, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor