Laguna Beach resident Don Rose died Oct. 14 at his home. He was
Born in Kansas City in 1908, Mr. Rose graduated from Kansas
University and was a manager for Bloomingdales in New York for 14
years. He moved to California in 1948. He moved to Laguna Beach in
Mr. Rose ran as a Democrat for Secretary of State on the ticket
with Pat Brown and served 10 years as the Los Angeles Democratic
County Commissioner. Mr. Rose was active in the Laguna Beach Chamber
of Commerce, Beautification Committee and supported parks, open
spaces, trees, Village Laguna and the Greenbelt. He was postmaster of
Laguna Beach and Laguna Niguel from 1965 until 1973.
Some will remember him for his slogan “Love Laguna -- Shop
Mr. Rose is survived by his wife, Roma; his son Donald Jr.; his
daughter Romita “Skip” Lowe; and four grandchildren, Candy Stevens,
Peter Covington, Victoria Canahan and Donald Rose III.