Wednesday, October 31, 2007

In Memory of Our Blogger Friend: Carmen San Diego

Mike, Carmen’s husband, has announced that Carmen, whose blog, Good Times and Boxed Whine, brought her friends from around the world, died peacefully at 7:08 in the morning on October 30th, 2007. She was not in any pain and was asleep with medications. She was 34 years old.

Memorial services will be held for her at the chapel on Naval Submarine Base Point Loma at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 10th, 2007. A reception will be held at the Harbor Inn (also on the submarine base) from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for the family and closest friends of Carmen.

Mike also writes:

Carmen had requested that that in the event of her death, instead of sending flowers to her funeral, that you donate to the Sceroderma Foundation in her name. Website can be found at:

or phone number at 800-722-4673.

She thought that if you donate, and someday they can find a cure, then one day family and friends won't have to endure these hardships like we all did with Carmen. If you knew Carmen then you know this to be true.

A few days after the funeral, Carmen's ashes will be interned at Roscrans National Cemetary high on the hill overlooking the ocean in San Diego.

Thank you for all your support. The love and support you've shown during this difficult time has been amazing. She has touched many lives, and Dominic and I are awed and grateful to all the support given.

My prayer:

Gracious and faithful God, with faith in your great mercy and wisdom, we entrust Carmen to your eternal care.

We thank you for your steadfast love for her and for all that she was to those who loved her.

We thank you that for Carmen all sickness and sorrow are ended, and death itself is past, and that she has entered the home where all of your people gather in peace.

Be with her husband, Mike, and her son, Dominic, and all of her family in this time of sorrow. Amen


  1. She was so very young. I second your prayer, Rev Saint.

  2. Hi Nick ~~ What a very sad thing to die so young, but at least her suffering is over. I will pray for her husband, son and family and for Carmen herself. I loke your prayer.
    Take care, Regards, Merle.

  3. Oh, no. So sad to hear this, Nick.

    And Amen to your prayer.

  4. Nick,
    OMG. I did not know her, but still feel very sad at her passing. Thanks for your post. It let's us all know how precious and short life can be.

  5. I knew her only from her posts (and our occasional emails) but she was so brave.

    She had a gratitude list with almost all of her posts.

    Thanks for doing this.

  6. I just looked up your link to find oou about Carmen. What a dreadfully sad story. So young. God will have a lot of questions to answer and things to explain when we get to heaven.

  7. aw i'm sorry nick... my thoughts are with her family.

  8. So sorry about your friend, Nick - will pray for her & her family...

  9. What a horrific disease to have to take the life of a young beautiful creature like her! I know exactly where the memorial will be. It's about 4 miles up the road from where I live. However, I will be doing the 60 mile breast cancer walk but she will definitely be in my thoughts. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow that's really sad. So young.