Meta Cantey Boykin “Pete” Rose, 86, died fifth day of June 2011, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where she has lived for the last nine years at The Cypress.
She was born December 18, 1924 in Boykin, South Carolina, the daughter of Meta Cantey Boykin and Bolivar De Saussure Boykin.
She grew up in Camden and graduated from St. Mary's School, Raleigh, North Carolina and attended The University of South Carolina. She loved hunting, fishing, travel and was a licensed pilot.
Prior to moving to Hilton Head Island in 2001, she lived in Boykin with her late husband, William Shepard Rose. From 1967 to 1981 she lived in Middletown, Ohio; in Paris, France from 1964 to 1967; Genoa, Italy from 1954 to 1964; and Paris, France from 1951 to 1954.
She was a lifetime Board member of the Boykin Spaniel Society. She was on the Altar Guild of the Grace Episcopal Church, Camden and Ascension Episcopal Church, Middletown. She was a Garden Club member in Middletown and Camden. She and her late husband were supporters of the Camden Arts Center. She was a member of the Huguenot and Jamestowne Societies.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bill, and a brother, Lemuel Whitaker Boykin, II. She is survived by her son, William S. Rose, Jr. (Frances) of Hilton Head Island, Bolivar De Saussure Boykin Rose (Margot) of Charleston, and Meta Rose Boyd (Bill) of Baltimore, and grandchildren, Katherine Rose Trotter (John Scott), W. Shepard Rose, III, Whitaker B. Rose, W. Bradford Boyd, M. Cantey Boyd, Edward H. Boyd (Alicia) and Sarah Janney Rose, and great granddaughter, Frances Rose Trotter.
Her final resting place will be at the Quaker Cemetery, Camden, South Carolina and a memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden at 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 24, 2011.
Memorial contributions can be made to Camden Archives and Museum, 1314 Broad Street, Camden, South Carolina 29020, or The Boykin Spaniel Society, P.O. Box 2047, Camden, South Carolina 29020.