Our loving sister and aunt Theresa Carmack, 87, was called to her eternal home by our Lord on Saturday, October 26, 2013 after a very long illness. Theresa has been cherished by her family for kindness and generosity, especially to her many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband James E. Carmack, her parents William Erle and Mary E. Rawlins, her brothers William (Bill), Joseph, Paul and John, her sister Mary and her nieces Anna Marie Ciccolella and Jennifer Rawlins. She had no children. Theresa is survived by her sisters, Agnes, Rosemary, Rita and Loretta and many many nieces and nephews, and great, and great, great nieces and nephews. Theresa was born in Phoenix, attended St. Mary’s Elementary and High School. She also received credit for various business classes at Phoenix College. Theresa was very proud of her career as a paralegal with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Phoenix. Visitation will be from 6-8pm with a Scripture Service/Rosary at 7pm on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30am, Wednesday, November 6, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 11300 N. 64th Street, Scottsdale. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers you may send a monetary gift to Life Choices Women’s Clinic, 9303 N. 7th Street, Ste 4, Phoenix, AZ 85020.
Aunt Theresa my, God Mother was a wonderful and blessed women who cared deeply for others. She was be missed dearly. I have many fond memories of my younger years when she took us in her home with open arms when my Mom moved back to Arizona. And throughout the years she was always there for us. She was a very loving woman that would do anything to help others when asked or needed. I love you Aunt Theresa, God bless you.
Steve and Daughter Autumn Smith
You will always hold a dear and close part of my heart. You were always wonderful, kind and generous to all who had an opportunity to know you. Your smile and caring spirit often lifted those around you. I never recall a complaint about an illness or any other adversity you faced in life. Theresa always found something to be positive and cheerful about. Family was always important and you made time for everyone. I love you and our family will always remember your kindness and zest for life.
Sweet Dreams Dear One.
Scott Smith and Family