Obit-Rose1-1Our sweet Mother has completed her life’s journey and has returned home to Our Heavenly Father at the age of 92.

Dicie was born on March 6, 1924 in Bowling Green, Kentucky to Dave McDonald Martin and Virginia Elizabeth (Martin) Martin. She passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side, at the home of Pam and Jerry Mitchell on May 14, 2016 in Cedar City.

Dicie was the youngest of 8 children. Sherman, Alphonso (Sarge), Howard, Ruby, Emily, Millard, and George.


During World War II, she worked in the Defense Plant in Louisville, Kentucky operating a machine that made   ammunition for the Navy. She also worked as a telephone operator for Southern Bell Telephone Company in Louisville, Kentucky. She followed her brothers Sherman, Sarge and George to Ely after the war. There she fell in love with Harvey Prince and was married in April 3, 1947.  They had three children Deborah & Charles (twins) and Pamela.  Many years later they divorced. In 1975 she married Tom Rose.

She lived in Ely, Nevada most of her life and worked as a cosmetologist for over 35 years. She was an accomplished golfer, loved to bowl and loved to travel. Later in her life, a health condition required her to live with her daughters, which brought great pleasure to them.

She belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held many positions there, Nursery leader, Visiting Teacher, Librarian and Ely Stake Missionary.

She was loved and adored by everyone that came into her life. She loved children and children loved her, especially her Grandchildren, Justin (Connie), Brian (Tanya), T.J. (Karinna), Kamber Bovi (Rick), Chaunce and her Great Grandchilden, Brandon, Sirena, Summer, Shane, Nola, Kalab, Jase, Cassidy, Kianna, Anden, Isabel, Allysa, Ayla, and Bradley.

Fond memories of her humor and kindnesses will always remain with those she loved and those who loved her.

Our family would like to thank the wonderful nurses at the Iron CO. Home and the Alliance Hospice for their excellent care and support.  And we would like our ward families and friends to know how much they are appreciated and loved.

A Celebration of Life to honor her will be held in Ely first part of July. Date and place will be announced at a later time.