In Memory: Rose Mary Carroll Johnson

From the INANE Mailing List:

To my colleagues,

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Rose Mary Carroll Johnson,
Editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum, passed away very early this morning, February 21st, surrounded by family and dear friends at her home in California. This is sad news and not unexpected – but difficult nonetheless. Rose Mary put up a long and strong fight against cancer – a disease that she also fought on the professional front. Rose Mary celebrated her 20th year as Editor of the Oncology Nursing
Forum this year, in 2011. For her professional and personal friendship, we are
all grateful. She will be missed in so many ways.

No arrangements have been finalized at this time. Her daughter, Elizabeth Mills,
has posted an update on the CaringBridge website
( and will share
further plans on the website as they become available. I will also share any
information I receive through ONS.

Please remember Rose Mary’s family in your thoughts and prayers. To all of Rose
Mary’s colleagues, we extend a wish for peace, solace and tender memories of a
dear friend.

Susan Moore RN, MSN, ANP, AOCN
Assistant Editor
Oncology Nursing Forum

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This is very sad news. I was the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing from 2001-2009. Prior to my assuming the editorship, Rose Mary was in the editor role. I always enjoyed talking with her at INANE meetings and I appreciated her support in my first months on the job at JHPN. My thoughts and prayers go out to Rose Mary’s family, friends, and professional colleagues.

1 thought on “In Memory: Rose Mary Carroll Johnson

  1. I have had the pleasure of knowing Rose Mary for decades and socializing with her at annual INANE meetings. My favorite memory is the spur of the moment decision we and another editor made at the Hawaii meeting to hop on an 8 person outrigger canoe where we paddled it way out and rode the big surf in. She will be missed by all. Suzanne

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