RINGSTED – Funeral services for Carmen Rovn-Luscombe, 63, of Sherman, Texas and formerly of the Armstrong/Ringsted area will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011, at United Lutheran Church in Ringsted with Pastor Lauri Boysen officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Armstrong. Interment will be at Armstrong Grove Cemetery in Armstrong.
She died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Anschutz Medical Center in Denver.
Carmen Sue Rovn-Luscombe was born July 23, 1947, in Estherville, the only child of Arne and Martha Rovn.
She was raised in Ringsted and graduated from Ringsted High School in 1965. She attended Estherville Junior College immediately following high school and transferred to Mankato State University and graduated in 1969 with a bachelor of arts degree majoring in music. After finishing college, she taught music at Janesville ISD and Armstrong ISD. She was on the board of directors and co-head of production for the Miss Emmet County Pageant established in 1974.
On Oct. 22, 1978, she married Gene Luscombe and they moved to Sherman, Texas. Carmen was Gene’s one true love and his co-pilot in life on land and air. Carmen’s greatest passion in life was her family. She lived for her children and grandchildren. Her joy in life was family gatherings so she could cook, love and protect them. She wanted everyone to be together as a family. She wanted them around her all the time.
Carmen also liked to travel across the country attending air shows with her husband and enjoying the finer things in life. Music was always part of Carmen’s life whether she was playing clarinet, piano, or singing. She was a very talented and gracious woman.
She is survived by her husband, Gene Luscombe, of Sherman; four children: Jason Godfredsen and wife, Darlene, of Sherman, Marne Brand and husband, Jackie, of Sherman, Amy White and husband, Jeff, of Pottsboro, Texas and Dena Newell and husband, Tim, of Aledo, Texas; eight grandchildren: Alana, Ella, and Ava Godfredsen of Sherman, Landen and Kaylee Brand of Sherman, Ashley Thompson of Abilene, Texas, and Halle and Max Newell of Aledo, Texas.
Carmen was preceded in death by her parents, Arne and Martha Rovn; father- and mother-in-law, Arthur and Elvina Luscombe and a granddaughter, Nicole Peterson. On-line condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com.
Family visitation for Carmen will also be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at Dannel Funeral Home in Sherman, Texas. You can visit their website at www.dannelfuneralhome.com.