Roxanne DeStafney

    April 19, 1956  -  January 26, 2013

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Roxanne DeStafney, 56, of Pensacola, FL passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013.

She was born on April 19, 1956 in Henderson, KY to Tom and Martha Royster. Roxie and the Royster family moved to Pensacola in 1968. She attended Ferry Pass Middle School and graduated from Woodham High School in 1974. After attending Pensacola Junior College, Roxie graduated from the University of West Florida with the Class of 1978.

She married her high school sweetheart, Bobby DeStafney in 1979 and spent twenty-nine years moving to and from Marine Corps posts and stations around the world, leading and supporting her husband and their three children. Of her many accomplishments, none were more fulfilling than raising her family. When Bobby retired from the Marine Corps in 2008, the family returned to Pensacola.

Roxie is preceded in death by her parents, and her niece, Stephanie Royster.

Survivors include her loving husband of more than 33 years, Bob DeStafney of Pensacola, FL; daughter, Kelly DeStafney of Pensacola, FL; son, Mark DeStafney of Pensacola, FL; daughter, Zoey DeStafney Meneses (Cpl Zach Meneses, USMC) of Camp Pendleton, CA; brother, Thomas Wix Royster, II of Pensacola, FL; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass will be held 10:00am Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with Fr. Matt Worthen celebrant. Committal Service will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the USO (please visit to make donations) or to the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC Gateway), 3932 N. 10th Ave., Pensacola, FL 32503 (

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Born: April 19, 1956

Place of Birth: Henderson, KY

Death: January 26, 2013

Place of Death: Manhasset, NY

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