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Carmelita Solis Pope

Carmelita S. Pope, "Lita," of Gary, Indiana, transitioned February 23, 2015.

Born Carmelita Solis Burgos in Malabon, Philippines, she settled in East Chicago after earning a degree in Nursing from St. Catherine's General Hospital School of Nursing in Quezon City, Philippines. Served 40 years as a RN at St. Catherine's Hospital, and did quality assurance for Quality Home Health Care in Schererville.

Married 45 years to loving husband, Sylvester Pope, she is the dedicated mother of daughter, Melita Marie (Rari) Mitchell and grandmother of London & Tristan Mitchell.

The family has established the Carmelita S. Pope Caring Heart Fund Scholarship at the University of Iowa, College of Nursing. In lieu of flowers, donate to University of Iowa, Carmelita S. Pope Fund, University of Iowa Foundation, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, Iowa, 52244.

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