Rose Marie Carnefix

Rose Marie Carnefix

Rose Marie Gamba Carnefix, 74, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Stillwater, Okla., with her family by her side. She finally succumbed in her battle with ovarian cancer, after proving to be an inspiration to many when she survived cervical cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer.

Her funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 22, at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater, Okla.

Rose Marie was born on Oct. 15, 1938 in Seattle to Anthony Samuel and Nettie Maxine (Niles) Gamba. On Aug. 20, 1960, she married the love of her life, Jack Henderson Carnefix, in Carson City, Nev.

Rose Marie is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jack, of Perkins, Okla.; son, Jack Henderson Carnefix II, and his wife, Rashel, who Rose Marie called her daughter, of Pueblo, Colo.; sister, Antonette Nelson (Russ Haag); and brothers, Anthony (Gloria) Gamba, and Timothy Gamba.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Rodney.

In lieu of flowers, Rose Marie requested that donations be made in her name to the Art Ehrmann Cancer Fund. Please send donations to Auxiliary #4277, P.O. Box 224, Stillwater, OK, 74076.

Checks should be made payable to F.O.E. Charity Foundation with the Art Ehrmann Cancer Fund in honor of Rose Marie Carnefix in the MEMO line.

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Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 21, 2013