Mrs. Bert (Lazelle) Rose was called home Friday, January 18, 2008, having lived a full 89 years. She came to Abilene in 1936 to attend Abilene Christian College and worked in Abilene since that time with the exception of several years during World War II. She was born in Joaquin, TX and attended high school at Paxton,TX. She graduated Abilene Christian in 1942 and taught in East Texas and Abilene, retiring after 38 years of teaching. She also received an MA in 1956 from ACC. She is survived by son David and wife Kay of Horseshoe Bay, grand son Alex of Round Rock, TX, Shere Rodgers and one great grandchild Allie; son James and wife Gloria of Keller, TX, grand daughter Dr. Marcy Rose of Arlington, VA, and grand son Trevor of Fort Worth and his wife Courtney. Her husband Bert passed away in January 2000. Her parents were A. D. and Justine May of Paxton, TX, and one sister Edgel May Permenter of Joaquin. One brother, Donald C. May, passed away in 1970. In addition to teaching 40 years, she worked in World Book sales, was a Shaklee distributor, and sold jewelry. She was a member of Women for ACU and the Women's Club. She has been a member of Highland Church of Christ since 1936. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Christian Homes and Family Services, Global Samaritan Resources, or your favorite charity. A visitation with the family will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 2008 at The Hamil Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Highland Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park.