Rose Tabor was four years old at the end of
the 19th Century, 105 years old at the turn
of the 21st. In between, she raised six
children and worked as a homemaker on a small
ranch in the Scappoose area before moving to
St Helens and eventually living in Measow
Park Health and Specialty Care Center.
After a lifetime of hard work and healthy
living, Mrs Taber died on
Jan. 14 at the age of 108.
She wsa born Rose Gutzman on Jan. 9, 1895,
parents. She grew up in Nebraska
with nine brothers and sisters. There she
received her education and met her husband,
Homer A Taber. Rose and Homer
Taber were married in Nebraska in 1912.
They moved to Scappoose
later the same year.
In Scappoose, the Tabers raised their own food,
growing fruits and vegetables
and keepin pigs, goats and calves."In those
days they lived healthy, they raised their
own food, there were no pesticides or anything,
no chemicals in the growing
of things, I think that has a lot to do with
it" said Bernice Bennett, Mrs Taber's
84-year-old daughter, when speaking of her
mother's longevity. "She never took any
medication, she ate well and she never weighted
more than 120 pounds."
Even during the depression of the 1930's when
people in town were struggling to
make end meet, the six Taber children were
always well-fed thanks to the hard
work of their parents, Mrs. Bennett said.
After retirement, Mrs. Taber moved to St. Helens.
On Jan 9 her family gathered to celebrate her
108th birthday. Five days later, she
passed away in her sleep. Mrs. Taber
was prededed in death by her
husband and four of her children. She
is survived by two daughters-Mrs.
Bennett and Nancy Triplett - and by numberous
No service is planned.
The family asks that remembrances be made to
the charity of the donor's choice.