Carmelita Pope

Boise, Idaho

1924 - 2019


January 1, 2019
Boise, Idaho


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Carmelita PopeApril 15, 1924-April 3, 2019Carmelita Pope, a pioneer in television, Broadway actor, long-time volunteer for the Warhawk Air Museum, and mother to two sons, passed away on April 3 at the age of 94. In an acting career that spanned over sixty years, Carmelita performed in theater,...

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I watched her on Chicago TV for many years. I was so excited to hear she had moved to Boise where I live. But by the time I found out she had just recently passed.

Does anyone know where/if Carmelita was buried or otherwise entombed somewhere that can be visited?

My mother was a Carmelita fan. My mother had her cookbook which was very popular at the time. One day my mother came home with moose meat that her boss gave her following a hunting trip. She didn't know how to prepare it so she called Carmelita. It took a couple of hours but Carmelita called her back and told her how to prepare moose. Carmelita was a domestic goddess before Martha Stewart.

I grew up in the Chicago area and remember Carmelita when she was on TV back then. I actually had the chance to meet her years ago. I now live in Boise and just learned last year that she also lived in Boise and was an amazing volunteer with the Warhawk Air Museum. I wanted to much to go see her, but sadly she passed away before I had that chance. She was a very special and amazing woman.


I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Carmelita. I just recently learned that she was living in Boise and a long-time volunteer at the Warhawk Air Museum. I grew up in Chicago and watched her on local TV for many years.

I worked with Carmelita on the Veterans History Project at the Warhawk for 13 years. I count her as a good friend and colleague. She was a classy and funny lady who will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my dear friend.

So sorry for your loss of your mother.

My name is Pat Reding and I grew up in Chicago, watching Carmelita Pope on TV.
Also watched her dad, Francois'. Her cookbook was quite popular among my mom and her friends. It sounds like she had a wonderful, full and rewarding life. My sympathy to the family.

A great lady, member of the North Shore Yacht Club, tireless and fun contributor who had a sincere empathy for all.
Peg & Pete Koukos