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CARRIER, ROMANCE F. - formerly of Oak Ridge passed away Friday January 24, 2014 at the Jefferson City Health and Rehab in Jefferson City. Romance was born July 26, 1935 in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late George and Mildred Lorentz Frederichs. She attended the University of Michigan and received her Masters from the University of Tennessee. Romance met the love of her life William L. Carrier at the University of Tennessee and they were married May 16, 1959. They moved to Oak Ridge and she was employed with Union Carbide and retired from Martin Marietta in 1998 where she was employed as an information analyst. Romance and William enjoyed traveling with trips to Japan, Moscow, Italy, Puerto Rico, Canada, and many states here in the United States. Romance was a member of First united Methodist Church and enjoyed painting and took many art classes after her retirement. She loved to read and spent time volunteering at Recording for the Blind here in Oak Ridge. Romance is survived by her loving husband of 56 years William L. Carrier of Oak Ridge; son Nathan Carrier of Wartburg; daughter Wendy Baxter and her husband Randy of Dandridge; granddaughter Brittany Gibson of Harriman; step grandchildren Amber Gass and Ashley Dance both of Dandridge; and step great grandchildren Kaylee Dance, Dylon Dance, Izzie Gass, and Ellie Gass all of Dandridge. A memorial service will be held Saturday February 1, 2014 5:00pm in the chapel of Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Sledge officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 3:00 to 5:00pm at the funeral home. The family would like to express their sincere and heartfelt thanks to the staff of Jefferson City Health and Rehab and Smoky Mountain Hospice for the loving care given to Romance. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial gifts be sent to Alzheimer's Tennessee, INC. P.O. Box 10088 Knoxville, TN 37939-9910. Online messages to the family may be left at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2014
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