Roxanne Hatfield born October 31, 1956, passed away after a brief illness on April 26, 2007. Her father, E.J. 'Al' Duplantis, preceded her in death on August 14, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Hatfield of the US Navy, based in San Diego, CA.; her mother, Celeste Duplantis of Pueblo; siblings: Marcia (Tony) Sefcovic of Pueblo, Marie (Craig) Webb of Colorado Springs, and Paul (Sharron) Duplantis of Phoenix, Arizona; nieces and nephews, Callie and McKenzie Sefcovic, Irene Webb, and Vaughn Duplantis; special friend, Lee Douglas, other loving relatives and countless friends. Roxanne was born in Sherman, Texas. She attended Jefferson City High School in Missouri and obtained a business degree at CSU-Pueblo. She played drums in the high school band and had the honor of playing in a performance with Woody Herman and his orchestra featuring Ed Shaughnessy, the drummer from The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Roxanne lived in Phoenix, Arizona for the past 6 years, serving as the Human Resources Director for Arizona Contractor Center. Roxanne was known for her wonderful gift of humor, quick wit, and a fantastic ability to make people laugh. She was loved greatly by all who knew her and she will be missed immensely. There will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2007, at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe, with the Reverend Father Derrek Scott as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Hospice of the Valley, Palm Valley PCU, through Montgomery & Steward. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Thank you Roxanne for the wonderful memories. I have always looked up to you for your courage, your wit, your compassion and your ability to light up a room with your smile.

    I was a lucky man to call you my sister.

    I love you Roc.

    Your Brother.

    Paul

  2. roxanne was always there for you when you needed her the most. I will always remember our long bike rides and deep conversations listening to bonnie raitt. She was a very giving person!

  3. Some things I will tell Roxanne when I see her in heaven.

    I’m going to tell her that I loved her smile. It was the kind that comes from somewhere deep in the heart. The kind that most of us start out with in life, and tragically lose somewhere along the way. Roxanne knew to keep her smile. I will thank her for that gift to me. The gift of her smile.

    I’m going to tell her that she is the single most joyous person i’ve ever met in life. The kind of joy that people daydream about having. The kind that is infectious. The kind that every single one of us wants to have for ourselves. Thank you for your joy Roxanne. It gives the rest of us hope.
    And finally, i’m going to tell her that her sense of humor amazed and inspired me. I will learn from her ability to just simply laugh more often in life. Thank you Roxanne, for making me laugh.

    Mark Twain said ” Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place”

    Thank you for being our sunny spirit. We’ll miss you.

  4. She was a very sweet person and always said hello to me. I worked in the same office at Affordable Business & Contractor Insurance, a sister company of AZ Contractor Center. I will never forget that little conversations we had from time to time when I saw her.

  5. Roxanne helped me out in a great time of need through her work with Share Colorado in 1997-about 1999. I will never forget her! She was a most wonderful friend!! My sympathy to all of her family!

  6. TO the Family and friends of roxanna.I will never Forget all the good times we had in Pueblo and Phoenix I wish i had more time to spend with her but the time has passed to wish She will be very much missed by me. LOVE YOU ALWAYS PETE VIGIL PHOENIX AZ

  7. Hi, i want to give sincere condolences, and say how sorry i am, Roxanne will be missed by me very much! I knew her as a kind and good friend, i now wish i could have stayed in touch much more often, if your family need’s anything, feel free to call! 719/564/4271 Thankyou Gary St. Clair

  8. Roxanne and I shared a dear thing thing in life………two things, actually. We both thought the world of her mother and a Bag Lady costume. Celeste, that orange outfit is a wonderful way to remember her humor and laughter. Though we only saw each other when our daughters were at the dance studio or a performance, she was always the person with a bright light around her.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Jennifer and Celeste.
    Sincerely, Jil Teawalt

  9. My deepest, heart felt sympathy goes out to her family and friends. I will never forget all the good times we shared. I am very grateful that you became apart of my life and you of mine. Life brings us together and sends us apart for only awhile, but one day we’ll meet again and catch up where we left off, Roxy. Just remembering your smile will make me smile. I love and miss you my, Sister. Love always Jos.

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