Rozella Bozarth was born September 12, 1923, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Felix and Grace Gamble. She graduated from Chickasha High School and earned an Associate Degree from Oklahoma College for Woman. Her love of God and a desire for ministry took her to Central Bible College, Springfield, Missouri. Upon graduation, she returned to Chickasha where she met the love of her life, Olan Bozarth. They married January 5, 1949, and shortly after moved to Tulsa. Rozella put her heart and soul into raising their three daughters and a niece. As the girls grew older, Rozella began a 25-year career with Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association.

She loved life and believed being positive was a choice. Always filled with gratitude, she was an inspiration and encourager. She believed in forgiveness, showing mercy and grace to others and led by example, never failing to thank God for her many blessings.

Rozella was a talented musician. She had an enthusiasm for learning new things. She would most want to be remembered for pointing the way to Christ. She was a role model to all as she lived her Christian faith. She was generous with her time, money and talents. Rozella was the kind, talented, persevering, and tenacious woman spoken of in Proverbs 31.

Rozella was recently preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Olan. She is led to Heaven by her parents, Felix and Grace Gamble; brothers, Alton, Don, Harold, and Leslie; and sister, Patsy Ruth. She is survived by her three daughters and their spouses, Judith and Bill Kelley (Tulsa), Janice and Richard Potter (Kellyville), Joan and Mike Poling (Tulsa); and the niece she raised, Margaret and Ronnie Ferguson (Jasper, TX); five grandchildren and their spouses; and seven great-grandchildren.

This was Rozella Bozarth, she looked beyond the imperfections to see the perfect!

A funeral service will be held on February 25, 2019, at Moore's Southlawn Chapel, 9350 E. 51st, 1:00 PM.

Donations may be given in memory of Rozella to Saint Simeon's Foundation.

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