Roxanne Schloss

  • "Remembering Roxanne.. When someone you love becomes a..."
    - Family
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    - Clare Johansen
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    - David & Susan Honigstock
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Former Anchorage resident Roxanne Schloss, 64, died peacefully July 24, 2010, at home in Beaverton, Ore., after a brave five-year battle with multiple myeloma.

Roxanne was born May 14, 1946, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, but relocated in her teens to Seattle, where she fell in love with and married her high school sweetheart, Gary Schloss.

There she had two children and soon moved with her family to Anchorage, where she raised her children and became very active in the Jewish community. Gary and Roxanne were longtime members of Congregation Beth Sholom in Anchorage as well as their Havarah, which included many of their closest friends.

Roxanne's greatest passion was her five grandchildren, Nathan, Elliot, Jordan, Payton and Evelyn. Her optimism about everything was contagious and always comforting. She was able to appreciate all that life had to offer, due in large part to the love and devotion that she had for her family and friends.

Roxanne enjoyed reading, traveling extensively, seeing movies, socializing and spending time with her family. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, wife, sister and daughter. She also had many dear friends.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Gary; her mother, Doris; her sons, Mark and Paul; her daughters-in-law, Jennifer and Suzanne; her sister, Carolyn; and her five grandchildren.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from July 27 to July 28, 2010