Amanda “Amy” Beth Carnagey, 33, passed from our arms into the arms of our Lord and Savior on May 4, 2015. She ran her race with her eyes focused on Jesus and with her heart full of love for everyone along the way. She OVERCAME cancer, sin, and death through the way she lived, through her faith in Christ Jesus and through His cleansing blood.
Amy was born on February 2, 1982, into the loving home of her parents Mel and Doris Schaefer of Yukon, and her siblings Greg and Amber. Amy loved sports and spent her childhood playing basketball, soccer, and softball. She always got great joy from music and laughter, and she loved to be surrounded by friends. She was very involved with her church youth group and went on mission trips to South Dakota, St. Louis, and Mexico.
After graduating from Yukon High School she went to Oklahoma Christian University, where she met Luke Carnagey, or “Superman” as she called him, and they married on May 15, 2004. Amy worked at Stonebridge Eye Care as a Certified Paraoptometric (CPO) until her daughter Autumn was born and she became a full-time mom. Three years later, Cailyn arrived and completed their family. Amy’s family was the joy of her life. She consistently blessed others with her tender heart and big smile that radiated from head to toe. Amy loved to serve and worship with her church family. She was a devoted follower of God her entire life, but she may have made her most meaningful impact in the way she lived, loved, and worshipped during her 16-month battle with appendiceal cancer. If there is one thing Amy would want you to know, it was the guiding principle in her fight with cancer, “God is good!”
Amy will be lovingly remembered by her husband Luke, her daughters Autumn (5), and Cailyn (2), her parents Mel and Doris Schaefer of Yukon, her brother Greg Schaefer and wife Carrie of Oklahoma City, her sister Amber Garner and husband Ben of Yukon, her nieces, nephews, and countless other family and friends. We all give Amy back to God and thank him for the gift she IS to us.
Amy’s family sincerely thanks all of those who have been so supportive over the last year, including her many friends, family, healthcare professionals, and supportive church families at Memorial Road Church of Christ and South Yukon Church of Christ.
Please join Amy’s loved ones for a celebration of her life at Memorial Road Church of Christ at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9.
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