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Joan Rose Sanders

Joan Rose Sanders passed peacefully away in Nashville, TN on March 3, 2013.

She was born Anita Joan Wilson, January 25, 1932 in Edmond, OK to John & Lois Wilson.  She was raised in Norman, OK.  After graduating as Music Queen from Norman High School, she went on to the University of Oklahoma.  She later moved to Amarillo, TX in 1957. While raising four children, she developed a career as the Office Manager for The Khiva Temple where she remained until her retirement, eventually settling in Nashville, TN.  She was preceded in death by her parents and loving sister, Johnice Bass.

She is remembered for her love of music and reading, her love of sweet treats, a life full of good times and adventures, but most of all, for the love she shared with her family and many friends.

Joan is survived by her four children: two sons, James Rose & his loving wife Jane of Austin,TX, John Rose of Nashville, TN and two daughters, Candace Smith of Nashville,TN and Lauri Sanders of Ocean Springs, MS, her five grandchildren; Caitlin Rose, Hayley Rose Maurer, Gavin Smith, Marlana Smith, and John Christian Rose and her beloved nephews, Mike Bass, Jason Bass, niece, Gina Henry and last but not least in Joan’s words “the blessing I never deserved” Peggy McClain of Las Vegas, NV.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family suggests donations be made in her memory to the Shriners Burn Center of which she was affiliated in her work with the Shriners of Khiva Temple; Amarillo, Texas.

Their website is www.donate2shc.org [1].

Please also sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com [2].