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2013 September 18: Roxana Lynn Palomino

Roxana Lynn Palomino, 57, of Oxnard, California, was taken by the Lord on September 18, 2013. She was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer on Friday, July 13, 2012 and fought with everything she had till the end—she is now resting in peace.

Services will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Perez Family Funeral Home in Camarillo, California. Visitation for family members only will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Visitation from friends are welcome thereafter from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Services are being handled by Perez Family Funeral Home in Camarillo, California and at Roxana’s request cremation will privately follow at Ivy Lawn in Ventura, California. Roxana Palomino was born in Santa Rosa, California on June 7, 1956. She graduated from Hueneme High School. Roxana was married to Roberto Palomino on June 6, 2003; they were married 10 years. Roxana worked as a general manager for Sav-On Drugs and CVS for over 17 years. She enjoyed reading Danielle Steel novels, knitting and sewing for others, especially for her grandchildren—they were her world. She was actively involved in Avon and Revlon run-walks for cancer before she was diagnosed with her own cancer. After she was diagnosed with lung cancer, Roxana had a goal of making 20 blankets before the end of every year to donate to The Children’s Cancer Center in Ventura. She achieved that first year’s goal by delivering the first batch of 20 blankets last year November 2012. Unfortunately, with her condition declining this year the blankets she did start were not able to be completed. Roxana was a great mom and the best grandma in the world. She spoiled her grandchildren like there was no tomorrow. This included weekends at the movies, shopping and just plainly enjoyed every minute of their company and spoiling them all rotten. Roxana was a great boss and co-worker to many. She was known as Foxy-Roxy. Words cannot describe the out pour of support from CVS employees, general and district managers’, etc., that came out to the hospital to visit her on a daily basis. They came in herds from all over the county, some from other states and cities. At times there were lines that developed, which sometimes lasted hours, just for her CVS family to get in to see her. Roxana had a tremendous impact on the CMH staff, nurses, technicians and doctors. They were just overwhelmed by her kindness and determination to live. These staff members suffered with Roxana as if they were watching their own family member fight for their life. When Roxana was finally able to come home and prepare for her departure to be with the Lord, the staff was very saddened she was leaving them. They all came in to say farewell and some even cried and gave her their blessing along with well wishes. She was more than grateful. As for Roxana’s best friends Edna and Jenny, they were like her sisters. They were by her side like clockwork, constantly comforting her. She was very fortunate to have such caring friends in her life. She will be forever grateful. Roxana was infatuated with palm trees and everything tropical, so with all due respect we ask that everyone attending her services wear hawaiian or tropical attire instead of the traditional black. Roxana is survived by her husband Roberto Palomino, two daughters Carlan Lynn Ramirez and Delphi Marie Orozco, son Eason Michael Ramirez, stepson Benito Palomino, sister Rebecca Henning, mother Beverley Cope, one niece, one nephew, eight grandchildren and numerous other family members. Roxana is preceded in death by her father Frank Leroy Cope. The family of Roxana Palomino wishes to thank her Oncologist Dr. David Maisello and staff, her entire palliative care team at CMH, her chemo nurse Cora, her assisted living team Maggie and Araceli, numerous RNs, and nurse techs at Community Memorial Hospital.

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