Rozan Carter McFadden

Rozan Carter McFadden, of Hazen, beloved daughter, mother, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully in front of family and friends on January 27, 2018.  She was 84.

Rozan was born on January 7, 1934 in Weathersford, Oklahoma, to Grace and Verner Alan Carter.  They moved to Hazen, Arkansas in 1936 where Rozan grew up. While in High School, Rozan excelled in sports and in 1952 set a state record 56 points in a county playoff basketball game.  She was also an accomplished barrel racing rider with 64 blue ribbons during her rodeo career.

She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri for a year, then on to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and was Homecoming Queen in 1954 and Cotton Bowl Queen in 1955.

It was also at the University of Arkansas where she met the love of her life and future husband, Gerald McFadden.  As a homemaker, golf partner, and world travel companion of 53 years, before his death in 2009, they lived in Tokyo,  Japan, New York City, Stamford, Ct., New Orleans, Louisiana, Washington D.C., and Memphis, TN.

Rozan was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald McFadden; three brothers, “Big Nick” Carter, “Booger” Carter,  and Joe Carter.  She is survived by her son, Gerald McFadden and his wife, Laura, a brother, Jerry Dee Carter, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Rozan will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Hazen.  Interment will be in the Hazen Cemetery.

5 thoughts on “Rozan Carter McFadden”

  1. Gerry, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember she and my mom were friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Angela.

  2. Paula Prislovsky Rozan was such a lovely lady! She and your Dad were both wonderful people.The times that I was around her she was such a breath of fresh air. Her smile and laughter will be missed.

  3. James/Sara Weddle

    Prayers to the family in this time of grief.
    Known Rozan all our lives, Sara grew up across the street from the Carter family.
    She was a wonderful caring person to all she knew and will be missed.
    Comfort to all the family, James & Sara Weddle

  4. Becky House Dewan

    Gerry, your mom was such a favorite of my dad, Conley, who died 3 years ago. I heard a lot of wonderful stories, he was especially excited when she returned to Hazen, but I did not know about her “rodeo career” until now! What a woman, what a life! She will surely be missed. Mom and I will be thinking of you.

  5. Jerry, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. I will always remember her enormous kindness and wit. May she rest in peace.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Bless her soul.

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