Eve M. Rouke of Falmouth Heights died on June 17. She was 100 years old.
She was the widow of Fabian L. Rouke, who died in 1965.
She was raised in Kansas on a farm. During World War II, she was an officer in the WAVES.
A former resident of Pelham, New York, she was a director of education at the Katharine Gibbs School for many years, teaching in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey over the course of her career.
Ms. Rouke had lived in Falmouth year-round since the 1970s. The home she moved to belonged to her husband’s family who bought it in the 1920s. She and her husband had honeymooned there in 1944. After that, the Roukes were seasonal and summer residents. When Mr. Rouke died, the house became hers.
In 2001, the Falmouth Garden Club selected Ms. Rouke’s property for one of eight awards it gave that summer. The coverage in the Enterprise said, “On the crest of Falmouth Heights, at 10 Wyoming Avenue, lies the quintessential rose-covered cottage of Eve Rouke. Built in 1872, the white-painted shingle cottage has been in her family for five generations. The long front porch and chimney are adorned by a cloud of pink climbing roses, tended by her son, Carl. A profusion of blooms can be seen once a year for about three weeks starting in late June.”
She leaves three children, Regina Rouke of New York City, Carl Rouke of Honolulu, Hawaii, and John Rouke of Pelham, New York; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and other family.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two sons, Fabian L. Rouke Jr. and Christopher Rouke; and a granddaughter, Laura A. Rouke.
There will be no service. She will be buried with her husband in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.