Rose Mortuary & Crematory

​Rose Mortuary & Crematory is a family owned and operated funeral home. Our locations in Desert Hot Springs and Palm Desert are available 24 hours every day. We were founded with the belief that every family and their loved one should be treated with the respect and dignity that we would expect our family to be treated with. The Lori and Vradenburg family have been serving the Coachella Valley for over 40 years and have provided families care during their most difficult hour with compassion and concern. We feel that a family owned funeral home can give each family the special attention that they deserve. Each member of the Rose Mortuary ​staff is highly experienced in the funeral industry and is here to help you make a difficult part of life less complicated. We believe in family.

Our Obituaries

Dennis Robert Westergaard

February 9, 1931 - July 10, 2014

Dennis (Denny) Robert Westergaard passed away at home on July 10, 2014 in La Quinta, CA surrounded by family. He was born February 9, 1931 in farmhouse near Viborg, SD to Robert and Anna Marie Hansen Westergaard. A child of the depression years, Denny studied in a one room school house for 8 years before attending Viborg High School where he played football and in his senior year was homecoming...
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Elaine Joanne Miller

September 13, 1936 - February 18, 2014

Elaine J. Miller, 77, died on Feb. 18, 2014, of lung cancer at her home in Rancho Mirage with Robert, her husband of more than 55 years, by her side. Elaine had been ill for several years suffering pain from two failed back surgeries and was under Hospice care for both conditions. She was born Sept. 13, 1936, in Fosston, Minn., the second child of Gerhard and Bertha Berglund. Her parents and...
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Aubery Leon Nicholas

May 1, 1936 - January 11, 2014

This is written In loving memory of Aubery Leon Nicholas who left us on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Aubery is now in the receiving arms of his family in Heaven. He is survived by his wife Cindy and three children- Debbie Langseth, Kathy Nicholas Bernish, and David Nicholas. He is also survived by his sister Faye Kiker, six grandchildren, one great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews whom he...
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Joseph Paul Fearey

November 25, 1929 - December 22, 2013

Joseph Paul Fearey was born November 25, 1929, in Schenectady, New York to Joseph Gregory Fearey and Anne Elizabeth Coffey. Joe studied at Siena College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he earned his undergraduate degree in math and physics and, in 1976, his PhD in Economics and Business Economics from Claremont Graduate School. In 1975, in a quiet cabin in Running Springs, CA, he...
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Russell Kelso Bolton, Jr.

March 25, 1921 - November 17, 2013

Russell Kelso Bolton Jr., 92, a longtime Palm Desert resident, died peacefully at his home Saturday, Nov. 16, with his family near his side. Russell was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who seemed to have an endless number of friends and acquaintances. A retired corporate executive known to family and friends as Bud, he was an avid golfer who enjoyed his retirement years at Ironwood...
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Wendell "Joe" Amidon

October 31, 1915 - July 6, 2013

Wendell H. "Joe" Amidon, CLU, passed away July 6, 2013. Joe was born October 31, 1915 to Ralph and Mae Amidon in Dedham, Mass. He began his extensive working career delivering groceries for the local A&P during high school and moved on to caddying at a golf course and unloading banana boats at United Fruit Company where he was promoted to delivery truck driver. When Hitler invaded Poland, he...
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Robert Joseph Evans

March 2, 1930 - May 29, 2013

Robert Joseph Evans of Palm Desert, California, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Eisenhower Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Robert (Bob) was born on March 2, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, the only child of Robert Patrick Evans and Olga Anne Gluck and spent his childhood there. After graduating from Fenwick High School, he served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953 playing...
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Arnold G. Martens

September 4, 1928 - January 21, 2013

Arnold G Martens September 4, 1928 – January 21, 2013 Born in Davenport, Iowa to Herman and Frieda Martens. He married Doris Lee Seabold in 1949, eventually moving the family to Southern California 1955. He is survived by his wife, Doris, sisters Betty Hepner and Darlene Norton, Children Linda Bergen, Debra Nicol, Kathy Furr, Robert Martens, and 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren....
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Archer David Huott, M.D.

May 21, 1930 - October 9, 2012

Archer D. Huott, MD of Palm Desert, California passed away on October 9, 2012 after a short illness. He was 82 years old. He was preceded in passing in 1990 by his wife, Rita Lorraine Schneider originally of Rib Lake, Wisconsin, and also by his only sibling in 1989, his sister, Catherine Doris Finn. Dr. Huott was born in Nyack, New York and spent his childhood in Haverstraw, New York, where he...
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