Carrie Roxanne AnthonyJuly 13, 1956 ~ June 6, 2017 (age 60)
Carrie Roxanne “Roxie” Anthony, 60, of Niceville, FL lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday June 6, 2017. She was born in Tooele, UT on Friday, July 13, 1956 to Marshall and Ida Wolcott. Roxie graduated from Lompoc High School where she reveled in theatre and choir. She went on to get a Bachelor of Science from Bellevue University, a Masters of Public Administration from Troy State University, and a Masters of Science in National Resource Strategy at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University. These degrees served her well in her remarkable 30 year civil service career as a budget analyst for various USAF programs. She finished up her career as a GS15 at the Pentagon.
She was married to LtCol (Ret) Roland “Tony” Anthony and resided in Bluewater Bay, Florida. Roxie traveled with Tony to the far corners of the world enjoying its many wonders. She loved theater, music, and community service. She served as past president of the FWB Community Choir, past President of the Twin Cities Women's Club and Treasurer P.E.O. 2016 to present.
Although she enjoyed the Arts and found fulfillment in her career and community service, Roxie’s passion was her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Roland Anthony, Jr, son, Roland Anthony, III, son, Jason Miller (Dawn Sams daughter in-law), daughter Merrina Godwin (Jamie Godwin son in-law) son, John Vann IV (Betsy daughter-in-law) and five of the most beautiful grandchildren (in her unbiased opinion), Sims Godwin, Seth Godwin, Brie Sams, John Vann V and Emma Jean Vann and seven siblings: Marlene Wolcott, Brandy McCuen, Patrick Wolcott, Marty Wolcott, Debra Wolcott, Mike Wolcott and David Wolcott.
A celebration of Roxanne’s life will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017, at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1100 S Palm Blvd 27th St, Niceville, FL. Interment: Columbarium, Arlington National Cemetery.
The family wishes to express a profound sense of gratitude to Doctor Mose Hayes and his staff, Tonya Hundley at Brookdale and staff, Emerald Coast Hospice and particularly Roxie’s angels: Kat Pierce, Jo Winstel, Lynda Prestarri, and Ann Morat who loved, laughed, cried, prayed, and held their dear friend through her battle.In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in memorial to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Cancer Society, or Emerald Coast Hospice.