Iva Marie Roxburgh at 101 years old went to be with her Savior on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Pantego Bible Church, 8001 Anderson Blvd., Fort Worth. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Moore Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please donate to Camp Thurman. On Dec. 25, 1914, Iva Marie Roxburgh's parents were blessed with the birth of their wonderful daughter, a true Christmas miracle. Raised in the city of Fort Worth, Iva married Thurman Roxburgh in 1936. For 50 years they were happily married, living together in the city of Pantego, where Iva was one of the 42 charter members of Pantego Community Church, which would later become Pantego Bible Church. As a demonstration of their love for God and their adoration of children, Iva and Thurman donated a wooded campsite and pool to their church. This site became the well-known and loved Camp Thurman, a Christian ministry that has served thousands of children and is still thriving today. As part of her dedication to the Lord, Iva taught Sunday school to teenagers and toddlers, through her 100th birthday. She also participated in mission trips to both Indonesia and France on numerous occasions. Prior to World War II, Iva worked for T and P Coal & Oil. During the war, she worked for the aeronautics manufacturer, LTV, and afterward she took a position working for the superintendent of the Arlington ISD. In 1960 she went to work for the Corps of Engineers in Fort Worth, where she retired in 1980. Survivors: Iva is survived by nephews, Thomas Lynn Bonfiglio, Charles Lawrence Bonfiglio and Christopher Joseph Bonfiglio; grandnieces, Tai Bonfiglio and Lindsey Bonfiglio; along with countless friends who have always considered her family.
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