Joan Rose Sanders
(1932 - 2013)

Joan Rose Sanders

January 25, 1932

March 3, 2013

This site is dedicated to 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.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM😘😗😙🎉 I miss you more than ever! I know I will see you again. I have spent the day remembering all the birthdays we have shared. This is special wish to a mother that was and is spectacular. I love and miss you.

Lauri Sanders (Daughter)
January 25th, 2017
So sorry for Joan's passing. She was a lovely woman and dear person. I have so enjoyed keeping in touch with visits, letters & phone calls through the years.

She will be missed!
Best, Virginia Trosper

Thank you Lauri for the calls.
Virginia Trosper (cousin)
April 4th, 2013
I remeber your eyes would light up any room you walked in, when I was young I also thought you had eyes in the back of your head. (Its a Wilson thing.)Because we could never sneak anything by you. Your wisdom will be missed. You showed us the way and always made us feel safe. We love you and will see you again one day.
Mike Bass (nephew)
March 19th, 2013
I have been a little slow to post and try to share in some way how many ways our mother influenced and affected me as a person. It has been two weeks now though and it is easier to understand and reflect upon the impact she had upon myself and many others.

My earliest memories are filled with her understanding, her joy in life, the coolness of her hand on my brow, her long and graceful fingers which played the piano so much back then. It was the first music I ever heard and still the sweetest.

She dealt with more than her share of unfortunate instances yet maintained throughout her life, a wonderfully warm and kind person. She gave fully of herself to her children, her family, and her world...which was a better place because she was in it.

She taught me so many things and loved me completely as I did her. We had a wonderful relationship and as far as I recall, never even had a cross word. And she's not here to debate it with me....For those and millions of other reasons, I am consoled in knowing that she will always be here. Because those kinds of things become part of who you are, all because of her. Our dearest Mother.
Johnny Rose (Son)
March 18th, 2013
Now starts my journey in life without my Mom. I've always known she was just a phone call away. I know that I must continue this journey thru life without her. She has always been my rock and I hers. For now, we are separated but I know I'll find her in the end. I don’t know how I’ll go on without her, it will be hard, but its God’s plan. I will work hard to make her proud of me everyday. I will love like she taught me, appreciate the little things and never sweat the small stuff, because life is just too short. Never sacrifice your beliefs and always love the hell out of the people that mean the most. I love you Mom
Lauri Sanders (daughter)
March 10th, 2013
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"Happy Birthday Mom!! I miss you more today than yesterday. I know I will see you again but please know how much you are missed. All my love, Lauri"
Lauri Sanders
January 25th, 2020
"Happy Birthday Mom!! I miss you more today than yesterday. I know I will see you again but please know how much you are missed. All my love, Lauri"
Lauri Sanders
January 25th, 2020
"Mom, really thinking of you today. As Lauri said, I wish we were at the Lake celebrating Mothers Day. Know that we love and miss you......."
Jamey Rose
May 8th, 2016
"Mom I miss you everyday. It seems like just yesterday we were at the lake. I miss you so much. Happy Mothers Day!!! I love you. Lauri"
Lauri Sanders
May 8th, 2016
"Mom, I went thru all the photos today and as always they bring me smiles and laughs. I am also reminded of how much you loved us all and that is something that stays with me everyday. Your LOVE Lives in us and keeps us strong. Happy Birthday!"
Jamey Rose
January 25th, 2016
"Happy Birthday Mom!!! I miss you so much. I love you. Lauri"
January 25th, 2016
"I sit here thinking of Mom. It seems like it doesn't ever get easier with our loss. I love you Mom and I will always have you with me. All my love, Lauri"
Lauri Sanders
September 21st, 2015
"Mom, well another birthday has come and gone. Yours is fast approaching and I will remember all the ones we shared. I miss you so much and I always will until we see each other again. You are always with me. Love, Lauri"
Lauri Sanders
January 18th, 2014
"It's been 4 months and it seems like yesterday! I miss you so much. Life is less guided without you. You helped me laugh when I was sad and cry when I was mad. Life has uncertainy without you,but I know your there always. I love you."
Lauri Sanders
July 13th, 2013
"Mom, I miss you so very much. This is a day that would be all yours in years past. Today is no different! I will have you in my heart and my thoughts every minute of the day. I love you and I know you are always here with me. Happy Mother's Day!!"
Lauri Sanders
May 12th, 2013


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