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Date of Birth: December 26, 1949

Date of Death: May 25, 2022

Rose Kinser Rumney was born on Dec 26th, 1949, to Clifford and Opha Kinser, in Bloomington, IN, and was the older of two daughters (Beth). The family relocated to Maryland in 1964, and Rose later graduated from Glenelg HS. After attending Oklahoma City University, Rose returned to Maryland and began working for C&P Telephone Co.. While working on Christmas Day, 1969, she met her future husband, David A. Rumney. They were married on Apr 11th, 1970, and remained united until his death in March, 2003. Rose earned a BA in Geography from UMBC in 1980, while raising two sons. The family soon relocated to Glendale, AZ, where Rose entered the cable television industry, producing local interest shows and managing offerings for Storer Cable. She earned a Master’s degree in Education, and became an administrator for the Scottsdale Unified School District, where she managed the District’s TV studio and channel. Fridays often found her producing high school football games, and some of her greatest joys were helping students learn how to operate cameras, run audio boards, editing equipment or produce their own shows. She remained in education after retiring from SUSD, teaching technology. Rose lived in the Seattle area for several years, to be near her younger son, and returned to the Valley with his family in 2011. She became a certified SCUBA diver, volunteered at the Seattle Aquarium, enjoyed traveling and diving, and spending time with dear friends. She will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her sons, David (Nicolette) and Benjamin (Jeri), grandchildren Dillon, Rebecca, Hannah, Colin, and David, sister Beth, niece Amanda, sister-in-law Ellen, nephew, Jeffrey, and four grandnieces and nephews.

Service Information

Best Funeral Services 3:30p Friday June 3, 2022 501 East Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85020


Any donation made with Rose's memory in your heart to diabetes or cancer research is greatly appreciated.