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Death of wife prompts Roses to suspend campaign activities

Richard Mauer

Anchorage Senate candidate Bob Roses said Wednesday he was suspending campaign activities through Sunday because of the death of his wife, Beverly.

A statement issued by the campaign Wednesday evening said Beverly Roses died Tuesday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She had recently entered a nursing home.

The couple had been married 44 years.

Roses, a Republican, is running against incumbent Bill Wielechowski, a Democrat, in District G (Muldoon, College Gate, Russian Jack and the Elmendorf portion of Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson).

The statement said Beverly Roses came to Alaska as a young girl in 1952. She graduated from East High and Alaska Methodist University and was a math teacher.

The family will hold a private service followed by a public celebration of life Oct. 13.


By RICHARD MAUER
Anchorage Daily News