Rose Marie Proch, age 57, of Mena passed away February 29th, 2016 at her home in Mena after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born July 9th, 1958 to her late parents, Recie and Arthur Cogburn in Grants Pass, Oregon. She lived in several states throughout her life, but ultimately called Mena her home.
Rose was a kind, loving, soul who would go out of her way to help someone else. She rarely complained about anything and always had a smile on her face. She truly was a joy to be around. She worked at many things over the years, a true jack of all trades, but was a mother first and foremost and took great pride and satisfaction in taking care of her children. The last couple of years had been very tough on her physically, but she soldiered through it with little complaint.
Rose is survived by husband, Mike Proch of 29 years; brothers, Dean and Henry Cogburn of Mena; daughters, Gwyn Owens and Rachel Wells; sons, Matthew Anderson and Michael Proch; grandchildren, Kristen Trulock, Patrick Trulock, Bradley Trulock, Cole Davis, Heidi Wells, and Ross Wells; and great-granddaughter, Maci Smith. She also leaves behind countless cousins, relatives, and other friends who will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her brothers Roy Cogburn of Mena, Doice Cogburn of Aberdeen, Washington, and Danny Cogburn who passed as a child.
Family will hold a celebration and memorial of her life on Sunday, March 13th at the Daisy Room behind Janssen Florist in Mena from 2 to 4 PM. Cremation services have been entrusted to the Beasley Wood Funeral Home with Rose’s final resting place being The Cogburn Cemetery in Fancy Hill, Arkansas. Everyone who knew or cared for Rose is invited and refreshments will be provided. Please bring any stories or fond memories you have of Rose with you.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.