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Rose Ann Cavanaugh, 87, of Edmond, Okla., died Wednesday, February 10, 2016, from complications following surgery. Born and raised in Winfield, Kan., the only child of C. E. Wolfe and Ruth Horton Wolfe, Rose Ann lived a long and happy life, loved deeply, cared greatly, laughed often and wanted the best possible for everyone. In 1950, Rose Ann moved to Oklahoma and came to claim it as her true home. She met the love of her life, James Cavanaugh, in Oklahoma City and married him in 1956. Together they enjoyed many years of participation in the world of purebred dogs, raising Standard Poodles and exhibiting them in obedience and conformation dog shows under the kennel name “Canden.” She was a member of Town and Country Kennel Club since 1963. Rose Ann held secretarial positions with Oklahoma Gas and Electric and in the Oklahoma City District office of The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA, from which she retired after 28 years. Also, through the years she served as secretary in numerous clubs. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by stepdaughters, Candice Sheppard and Denise Hendricks, Oklahoma City; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kay and Mike Barnes, Dallas, Texas, and their respective families. Services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, in the Memorial Park Historic Cemetery Chapel, Oklahoma City. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
Published on  February 12, 2016
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