Velma Rothwell

Obituary of Velma Rothwell

Velma Clemmer Rothwell Velma Clemmer Rothwell, of Belmont and formerly of Queens Road West, Charlotte, NC, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2009 at the age of 90. Mrs. Rothwell was born July 6, 1918, a daughter of the late Avery Clemmer and Willie Saunders Clemmer. She was the most beautiful army nurse in the 97th Evacuation Hospital during World War II, which provided critical care to the wounded from the beaches of Normandy across Europe. While serving in Europe, she met William Rothwell to whom she was happily married for 53 years. Because of her infectious laugh, he loved to tell her jokes. With her husband, she co-founded Universal Fastener Company in Charlotte, where she worked until her 89th birthday. She enjoyed her weekly scrabble games with her best friend and cousin, Ruby Nicholas. She loved and was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she always treated to the greatest scrambled eggs, chocolate cake, and ice cream. She is survived by her sons, William F. Rothwell and his wife, Michele, and Daniel A Rothwell and his wife, Connie, both of Charlotte; daughter, Linda Rothwell Ivey and her husband, David, of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren, Matthew Rothwell and his wife Amy, Bryan Rothwell, Stephan Rothwell and William T. Rothwell, all of Charlotte, Carolina Ivey and Morgan Ivey, both of Atlanta; great grandchildren, Cecilia Rothwell and Cameron Rothwell, both of Charlotte. A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Forest Lawn West Cemetery, 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be announced later upon the return of the rest of her family from overseas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Holy Angels, 6600 Wilkinson Blvd., PO Box 710, Belmont, NC 28012-0710,
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