Rose Wilson Ebaugh
Sunrise November 11, 1959 Sunset May 4, 2009
Rose Wilson Ebaugh was born in Winslow, Arizona as the third daughter to James and Louise Wilson. She had five sisters—Elsie Barber (Richard), Elouise Lee (Randolph), Ella Wilson, Carol Wilson, Judy Wilson (Gilbert Packineau) who loved her very much.
Rose was the proud mother of three sons: Joseph James Ebaugh, Justin Jeremy Ebaugh and Carson Gilmore Lafferty. Joseph Caine Ebaugh, her grandson, was the apple of her eye. All of her boys brought her much joy and she went out of her way to find opportunities for her children’s enrichment.
Rose was fiercely independent and a leading community activist. She would take a stand for what she believed in; she would speak out for her beliefs and for the rights of others. She was very involved in her community and supported many social justices’ causes. Much of her work both paid and volunteer reflects her convictions. She was a SAGE Council Board Member, An Advisory Board member for the "All My Relations" program at 1st Nations, An active member of the Network of Indian Organization, Worked on the ABQ Dineh Voters Project as a member of National Indian Youth Council (NIYC) and the Navajo Vote Coordinator for Navajos in Albuquerque, Employed by 1st Nations and a long time DJ for Singing Wire on KUNM- FM. Rose and was an avid athlete and enjoyed many sports. She was a UNM Alumnus.
Rose was a very loving generous person who was willing to share what she had. However, she was also very humble … She gave to and touched more people then what any of us will ever know about.
She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends at the marches, the fundraisers, on the radio, the sports events, and the celebrations …..
Rose Wilson Ebaugh passed away on May 4, 2009. Her memorial services will be forthcoming.