Mom raised 6 kids by herself, working as a public servant for local police departments and city governments.
Even though she had asthma she never let her disease prevent her from doing what she loved. She played softball and often could be found dancing at the local country western club. She even was a "roadie" for a local country western band!
The day after Christmas she was hospitalized for shortness of breath. Even though the doctors performed test after test, they could not determine exactly what was causing this current illness. While in the hospital she contracted influenza, fought a MRSA infection and finally developed pneumonia.
Despite the seriousness of her illnesses being complicated by her compromised lung function, both the doctors and Mom expected her to make a full recovery. Just a few days before her death she was excited about the prospect of being discharged and coming home. She was expected to make a full recovery.
Two days later she took a sudden turn for the worse. She wasn’t able to breathe, was intubated and placed in the ICU. Her blood pressure couldn’t be stabilized and her internal organs began to stop functioning.
Even though Mom had a life insurance policy to make sure we would not be burdened with her final expenses, it covered only accidental death. Due to the nature of her employment as a public servant (of which she was very proud) she received no life insurance or other means of financially providing for her final expenses.
Roxanne leaves behind 2 sisters, 6 children, 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Any support from our Mom’s family, friends and loved ones would be extremely helpful. All donations will go towards her final expenses and because of our mother’s deep love for her country any donations received beyond those needs will be donated to Homes for Our Troops, a charity that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans.
If you would like to share your memories of our Mom with us or find out when her services are, you can do so here: In Memory of Roxanne Frances Anderson
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