Katherine 'Cassie' (Rothrock) Gamble
Gamble, Katherine "Cassie" Rothrock age 84, died peacefully in her home on Saturday, September 7 with loving family at her side. Cassie was born in Bethlehem, PA to Dr. Henry (Harry) and Katherine (Kay) Rothrock. She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Mount Holyoke College in 1956. She and her beloved husband, Bill, were blessed with 60 years of marriage until his death in 2016. Her greatest pleasures were her faith, her family, and service to her community. One of Cassie's deepest joys was the love and care of her children and her grand and great grandchildren. Cassie participated for many years with Bill and their children in medical missions in Honduras, and she and Bill lived in Kenya for a year providing care at a mission hospital. Along with their dear friends, they were founding members of the Dodoma Tanzania Health Development (DTHD) organization and the Dodoma Christian Medical Center, in Dodoma, Tanzania. She and Bill also took many travel adventures over their final 20 years together - Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, the Galápagos, and China, to name a few favorites. Cassie enjoyed good health and independence until the last year of her life, for which she was always grateful. She missed Bill terribly after his death and took great comfort in knowing someday they would be together again. The family rests in the assurance that they are together now. In Cassie's final days, she was surrounded by family and experienced much laughter and love. We are thankful to have been able to care for her as she cared for us. Cassie is preceded in death by her beloved husband Bill, their son, David, and her sister, Carolyn Searles. She is survived by her children Tom (Anne), Kay (Dave), and Anne (Jim). She is survived by eleven grandchildren (Mandy (Jason), John, Alex, Lucy, Katie, Joseph, Ellie, Robert, Grace, Jacob and Rose), and two great-grandchildren, Blake and Madi. Visitation at Wooddale Church, 5532 Wooddale Avenue South, Edina on Saturday, September 14 at 9:30 AM. Memorial service at 10:30 AM with luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Park Nicollet Medical Center-Frauenshuh Hospice and Dodoma Tanzania Health Development. The family wishes to thank Park Nicollet hospice for their care and support in her final days.
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