Grace Mair McMillan Rose passed away peacefully, with family at her bedside, at the age of 83 on January 25, 2022.
Born on November 18, 1938, in Glasgow, Scotland, she was the first of four children born to her mother, Isabella Tumelty, and father, Charles McMillan. She married Willard Rose on December 25, 1981, who survives her in death.
Grace was a licensed therapist, with her Masters in social work from the University of Southern California. Over her career, she helped many families and individuals work through traumas at her home practice in Port Ludlow, WA.
Early in life, Grace married Robert Waterhouse in California and they had three children. After being baptized and joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in San Diego, CA, Grace and her young family moved to Utah and owned a ranch where the children were raised in Cache Valley. Grace later married and was sealed in the church temple to Willard Rose. Together they served a senior church mission in the U.K., assisting individuals within the 12-step addiction recovery program. Grace and Will also celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in 2021.
Grace always remained very close to her Scottish roots and would frequently enjoy bagpipe and celtic music in her home. She placed the highest priority on her family and loved ones and put special effort into creating meaningful relationships with each individual in her life. She had a remarkable gift for making others feel seen, heard, and above all loved. She cherished her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren immensely and would often use sign language to sign “I love you” to each of them at every opportunity she could.
She is survived by her husband, Will Rose; three children, Glen Waterhouse (Lidia), Robin Murillo, and Rebecca Waterhouse (Brad); two step children Rick Rose and Lissa Lurth (Scott); her younger sister Isabelle Halvorson (Doug) and brother George McMillan (Heather); 13 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.
Grace is preceded in death by her parents and brother Charlie McMillan.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 11:00am in the Chapel at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary; 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.) Sandy, Utah. Family and friends are invited to attend viewings at Larkin Sunset Gardens on the evening of Tuesday, February 1st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and on the morning of Wednesday, February 2nd from 9:30am until the time of the funeral service at 11:00am. Grace will be laid to rest at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary, in Cottonwood Heights.