K.D. Rose was first married to a daughter of one of the Rogers brothers who founded the Rogers Brothers Seed Company in 1876 in Chaumont, New York. Mr. Rose came with the company to Idaho Falls to establish a pea seed production program in 1916. His first wife subsequently died and K.D. married Elizabeth Holden.
Mr. and Mrs. Rose were both quite active in the community. In addition to serving as President of the Rogers Brothers Seed Company, Mr. Rose was President of the Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce in 1932 and was Chairman of the committee representing Idaho Falls in the site selection process for the National Reactor Testing Station (now known as the Idaho National Laboratory) in 1949. According to Mrs. Rose, K.D. was also involved in the early development of Pinecrest Golf Course in Idaho Falls.
Elizabeth Rose is greeted by Mr. Thant Myint-U, grandson|
of U Thant, during her visit to United Nations University for the
dedication of the Elizabeth Rose Conference Hall in 2000.
Rose was thrilled to find her late |
husband's doormat still in use!