Rose Johnson Katen



Katen, Rose Johnson, 98, a native of Rock Springs, Wyoming and a long-time resident of Falls Church, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Midlothian. She is survived by her children, Ann Katen Magri (Jerome) and Brian Katen (Christine); nephews, Tim Kirk (Virginia), Robert Johnson (Sandra); niece, Anna Johnson (Javier); great niece, Olivia Kirk; and great nephew, Dashiell Kirk. Beginning her career in WWII with the Navy Bureau of Ships, Rose retired after 34 years of service, rising to become the highest ranking woman in the command. Services will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Contributions can be mailed to: Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Attn: Development 875 N. Randolph St. Ste 225 Arlington, VA 22203 Online guestbook available at