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"A photograph never grows old.  People change all through the months and years, but a photograph remains the same.  You see them as you remember them."     Albert Einstein

We hope that you will share your thoughts and memories of classmates whom you find on this page by going to Contact Us  and forwarding your tributes.   " To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die..."  
 
 
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DONALD R. AMERSON
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DELORES (BAGGETT) BARNETT
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 LINDA LEE (BAKER) BENNETT
January 31, 1942 - January 6, 2010

 
     Linda L. Bennett, 67, passed away on January 6, 2010 at Covenant Hospice in Pensacola. Linda was born January 31, 1942 in Pensacola, the daughter of Melville Carr and Avie Lee Brown Baker. She grew up in Pensacola, graduating from Pensacola High School as a member of the National Honor Society. She went on to attend Pensacola Junior College. Linda enjoyed bowling and playing city league baseball and basketball. In 1966 she was united in marriage to Paul Bennett. During her moves around the Midwest she worked for several years as a teacher's aide in Special Education. Her dedication and generosity is remembered by those she worked with. Linda's years in California were especially rewarding as it was there that her children received their college degrees and she was able to enjoy a new passion, horseback riding. In 2000 she and her husband returned to Pensacola. She always had a special place in her heart for Pensacola Beach, the Gulf waters and all inhabitants great and small. In the last few months Linda enjoyed watching the birds and creatures from the deck of their East Bay home. Her positive outlook and loving spirit touched all who knew her.
      Linda was survived by her husband, Paul; son, Derek P. Bennett of San Francisco; daughter, Carin R. Froesch of Konigswinter, Germany; granddaughters, Kaja, Hannah; and grandson, Timothy.

      Linda was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Timothy Carr Baker.

      The family requests that a memorial donation be made to the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida  or Covenant Hospice .
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WILLIAM W. BATES
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BOBBIE JEAN BEASLEY
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WINFIELD W. BECK
October 23, 1942 - February 13, 1968
Killed in Action - Thua Thign Province
Panel 39E, Row 17 - Vietnam Memorial Washington DC
 
First Lt. Winfield Beck (US Army) was killed in Viet Nam. His name is etched on the Viet Nam War Memorial in Washington, DC. I can remember participating in many activities at PHS such as the Hi Y, where he was the President. I can remember him as a go- getter and natural leader, thus it was not unusual for him to become an Officer in the Military. Wish there were words to give some comfort to his family who have had to endure such a loss. He will always be remembered by those of us whose path he crossed.   Roland Newhouse

From Marti Gunnells Moe:
Winfield Wesley Beck was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.  He was married to Joanne Reilly, one of our classmates.  He was killed in Viet Nam on February 13, 1968 at the age of 25.
 
Remembering Lt. Winfield W Beck – Postings on the Vietnam Memorial Website
 
Posted on 2/13/03 - by Leonard Wayne Purinton
Today, I am remembering Lt. Beck, who was my platoon leader in the summer of 1967. We served together in C Co. 5th Bn 7th Cavalry 1st Cavalry Divison. I was his radio operator July 67- August 1967. In August I had to give up the radio, as I had a bad leg infection and spent a week at the 15th Med hospital in LZ English. When I came back to the field, I went back to being a rifleman. Later on, Lt. Beck became the Company XO. Lt. Beck was a good soldier, one who I looked up to. I was 19 years old and he around 25. 
This past year, my parents found over 120 letters that I had written home to them, my brothers and Grandparents detailing the many things that was going on. I have a letter dated February 14th, 1968 that mentions the day Lt. Beck died in action. " Dear Mom & Dad, Hi. Just a few lines this afternoon to let you know I'm ok. Things are really bad here now. The 12th, Lt. Beck, our old platoon leader and than Company XO was killed along with a bunch more as we walked into a BN of NVA soldiers" We were caught in a cross fire and I was able to make it back to to our line of defense, but Lt. Beck was hit and killed on a battlefield NW of Hue. On February 20th, our BN went back to that village and took it over. Today, I am suffering from PTSD. I have been dealing with the war for the past 13 years, it never seems to go away. I have made two trips back to Vietnam in recent years, 1995 to the southern part where the war was fought and in 1998 went to Hanoi for a week. 
 
Posted on 8/22/00 - by Janes B. D'Arcy
Winfield Beck was my friend at Ft. Ord, CA from January to June 1967. He was honest, compassionate, and a man of very high morals. I learned of his death in 1996 while seeing The Wall. Winfield helped me overcome some bitterness and helped me grow up and to lead a good life. Many times, I wanted to thank him for all that he did for me. Winfield's death was a great loss for this country and for the world. I know he is with our Heavenly Father and I look forward to seeing him again someday.
 
Posted on 3/1/00 - by May Ferguson
My husband and I were best friends with Winfield and his wife prior to him going to Viet Nam. He was the most positive, patriotic person I have ever known. His death was a GREAT loss for this country.
 
Posted on 5/23/99 - by Judi Hamm 
I attended Pensacola High School in Pensacola, Florida with Winfield in 1958-1960 and remember him as a very caring young man. He was well liked by his classmates. I remember him as the type of young man who would gladly do his duty for his country. Judith Elane Dixon Hamm
 
Posted on 2/9/11 - by abeck619@charter.net
My name is Andy Beck. My father is Aaron, Winfield's younger brother. I was born 8 years after his death. My whole life I have heard my dad and other family members talk about Winfield and what he meant to them. Reading these remembrances has given me a greater perspective of what kind of man my uncle was. I have always felt strongly connected to him although we've never met. I am very proud to be Winfield Wesley Beck's nephew, and I am very happy that he had such a profound, positive effect on so many. I have always wanted to know more information about him and who he really was, and I thank each one of you for taking the time to remember him. 
 
 
 
 
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RICHARD BOND BELL
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RICHARD BLACKMON
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PATRICIA (BOYETTE) WARD
February 11, 1942 - July 8, 2011

 
Patricia Boyette Ward, beloved wife, mother, maw-maw, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2011, after a courageous and valiant battle against cancer.

Trish was born in Pensacola, and remained a life long resident. She graduated from PensacolaHigh School in 1960, and then met and married the love of her life in December 1961. She and Edsel would have celebrated 50 years of love and devotion this year. Trish retired from Ford Motor Credit in 2000 after 27 years of service, and became the primary caregiver for her son Kevin, who also suffered from cancer.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her husband Edsel, son Kerry (Sharon), grandchildren Nathan and Lindsey, her faithful and beloved Shih Tzu, Jazz, sisters Mary Galbraith, Sherry Brogden, Susie (Wess) Wallis, nephews, Stacy (Stacy) Brogden, Shawn (Tammy) Wallis, Shane (Theresa) Wallis, Tracy and Tim Williams, very special niece, Brandi Reilly, and brother in law Donald Ward. Pat will be especially missed by her best buds, Melva, Brooksie, and Faye. She loved them dearly.

Pat was preceded in death by her loving son, Kevin: mother, Mildred Salter: father, Van W. Boyette and brother, Gil Gambrel.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Wallis, Shane Wallis, Stacy Brogden, Kyle Brogden, Larry Collier and Ed Woolam. Honorary pallbearers will be Wess Wallis, Dwight Hedger, Chuck Wardlow, Carl Smith, Melva Davis, Linda Brooks, and Faye Brewton.

A celebration of Pat's life will be held on Monday, July 11, 2011, at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel, from 5pm-8pm, and services to be held on Tuesday, July 12, at 11am.

The family extends a heart felt thank you to Dr. German Herrera and staff, the caring and compassionate nursing staff of BaptistInfusionCenter, and Covenant Hospice, for the excellent care given to Pat during her illness.

 
 
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CAROLYN (BRIDGES) CLEMENTS
March 25, 1942 - April 30, 2008
 
Carolyn Christine Bridges Clements, 66, a life long resident of Pensacola, was born into Eternal Life on April 30th, 2008. She was born on March 25th, 1942 to Herbert and Gladys Bridges. She was a graduate of Pensacola High School and Pensacola Junior College. She was married in 1962, and gave birth to her only child in August 1963. A single mother by 1965, She worked at N.A.S. Pensacola in various capacities until retiring as a Budget analyst in the fall of 1997. She enjoyed Sewing, making many clothes for both her son and her granddaughter. She also enjoyed board games, Crossword and Jigsaw puzzles, the rodeo and bull riding, and Dancing with the Stars. She was devoted to her sheltie, Prince and enjoyed meeting new people and engaging them in conversation. A lover of porcelain flowers and classic movies, she also was well traveled visiting Europe and many scenic locations of the United States. She enjoyed gardening, and was well known for her green thumb and ability to grow beautiful roses.
Her parents preceded her in death in the mid-1980's and she is survived by her son and daughter in law, Will and Christina Clements, and her granddaughter, Jessica Kay Clements, all of Hampton Georgia, and Sister and Brother in Law, Dorothy and Robert Corbett, Sister and Brother in Law, Shirley and Charles Rettew, Niece and Nephew in Law, Elizabeth and Steven Steck, and grand nieces, Katherine and Lindsey Steck, all of Pensacola Florida. Also survived by Niece and Nephew in Law, Linda and Daniel Kirk, and grand nieces Katie and Kelley Kirk, all of The Woodlands Texas and Maternal Aunt and Uncle Willodene and Noble Warfield of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and many cousins too numerous to mention. The Family will receive friends and relatives at the Little Flower School Hall Saturday, May 31st, 2008 from 10:00-11:00am. A Memorial Mass celebrating her Life will begin at 11:00am, at Little Flower Catholic Church with Reverend Eugene Casserly officiating. Internment of her ashes will be at Bayview Memorial Cemetery immediately following the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made in her honor to Her Granddaughters School, St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, 240 Arnold Street, Hapeville Georgia, 30354. The Family wishes to convey their sincerest appreciation to all those who cared for her during her extended illness at Sacred Heart Hospital and Select Specialty Hospital, both in Pensacola. We also wish to thank them for the kindness shown to the Family during this time.
 
 

 
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LARRY GENE BULGER
July 9, 1941 - October 12, 1980

 
Larry Gene Bulger, 39, of St Petersburg, died Sunday (October 12, 1980) in Houston.  Mr. Bulger was born in Alabama.  He was a sales representative for the Colgate Palmolive Co. and also was employed with the RAM Golf Corp.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg; president and founder of the Pinellas County Junior Golf Association and was instrumental in organizing the Pasadena Junior Golfers Association, a summer experience for all junior golfers; a member of the County Golf Association and chairman of the St. Petersburg City Amateur golf tournament.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon E. Bulger of Pensacola; two daughters, Valerie and Rebecca, both of St. Petersburg; a brother, Dan, of Pensacola; and one sister, Elanore Williams of Mobile, Ala.  Faith Chapel Funeral Home, Pensacola, is in charge.

Published in the St. Petersburg Independent, Oct 14, 1980.  

Go HERE to view a tribute to Larry, published in the St Petersburg Times, October 15, 1990.  
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LARRY D. BURCH
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JUDY (BUSBEE) OLDRIDGE
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THOMAS CARSKADDEN
February 17, 1942 - January 30, 2009
 
 
Thomas Rush Carskadden, age 66, of Cincinnati, Ohio, originally of Pensacola, Florida died on Friday, January 30, 2009. Tom led a life of service to his family, friends, and community. He was a lifetime Methodist and loved his faith and lived his life accordingly. He was a dedicated coach, Rotarian, President of a school board, 32nd Degree Mason, and volunteer for Lifecare Rehab, Habitat for Humanity, and The United Way. He was an optician who helped write the original licensing law for the state of Ohio and was awarded the Distinguished Lifetime Service Award from the Opitcal Society of Ohio and retired from Hickory Chair Furniture in 2003.
Beloved husband of Diane Melton Carskadden for 46 years; loving father of Rick and wife Andrea of Cincinnati and Rob and wife Lisa of Pittsburgh; loving son-in-law of Lorene Melton; loving Pa-Pa to Emily, Laura, Derek, Kyle, and Dana and brother of Ted and his wife Elizabeth and their children Carrie and Rush. A service of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 6, 2009 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North-Cantonment with Rev. Jason B. Adams and Ted Bowne officiating. Interment will follow at Bayview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church-Habitat for Humanity Fund; 1394 East Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, Florida 32514. 

 
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DICK CASPARI
April 20, 1942 - January 19, 2000
 
     Dick Caspari was a very gifted physician as well as a world-renowned innovator in the arena of orthopedics and sports medicine His skills were recognized nationally after he performed microscopic surgery on Olympic star Mary Lou Retton. Four weeks before the 1984 Olympics, she suffered an injury, a bucket handle tear in a tendon in her knee,   and it was not certain if she would be able to compete. Following surgery,  she rebounded and became the first American woman to win a gold medal in  the all-around competition in gymnastics. This procedures was so new and successful TIME magazine requested an interview. Dick was on the leading edge in technology,  developing and patenting tools still used today in Arthroscopic surgery. He also found time to co-author Atlas of Arthroscopic Techniques, a handbook for orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists.
 
     In our teen years, Dick, Joan Hernandez, Earl Trant and I rode horses together at the stables on Hwy. 29. I was begging my horse not to move, while Dick had his galloping at full throttle inside the fenced area. His horse threw him over the fence breaking his leg. The break was severe.  Perhaps this ordeal influenced his decision to study sports medicine. Dick met his wife Judy while attending MedicalSchool at the University of Florida. They had two girls. 

     Dick was interesting and kind hearted and his loyalty to friends endeared him to many. When relaxing,  his passion was sailing the Caribbean with family and friends.  He was in the midst of a world cruise in December 1999, when he flew home from Australia for the holidays. On January 19, 2000, he suffered a fatal heart attack while skiing in Aspen. 

     The Richard B. Caspari Award has been established by the Richmond Area Association of periOperative Registered Nurses to honor an individual who has made a difference in the community and in the lives of others and who has made a significant contribution to mankind.  This speaks well of our friend and classmate.

Ruby Waid King
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GARY CLEGG
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BARRY LEN COBB
December 22, 1942 - July 26, 2009
 
Dr. Barry Len Cobb passed away on July 26, 2009.  Go HERE to read his obituary published in the Pensacola News Journal.
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MICHAEL H. COBB
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JAMES COGGIN
August 24, 1942 - May 29, 2003
 
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LINDA (COLLIER) MORRISON
September 14, 1942 - November 25, 2013
 
Linda Carole Collier Morrison, of Roswell, succumbed to complications from cancer on November 25, 2013. She was born in Century, Florida, on September 14, 1942, to James Quentin and Mae Dell Bohannon Collier. While growing up, her family lived in several areas of the Southeast, and Linda graduated from Pensacola High School, Pensacola, Florida, in 1960. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in 1964, and married Robert William Morrison of Jacksonville, Florida, on April 25, 1964. Their son, Blake William Morrison, was born in 1968. In 1971, Linda and her son moved from Florida to Atlanta, Georgia, where she lived until the time of her death. She received a Master's Degree from Georgia State University in 1989, and had several careers in Atlanta, including being a partner in the firm of Sheffield-Morrison Court Reporters. She was retired from AT&T, where she had worked in the Public Relations/Communications area. She was an active member of St. David's Episcopal Church in Roswell, and the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, Martha Stewart Bulloch Chapter. She is predeceased by her mother. Survivors include her father, James Collier of Marietta, Georgia; her beloved son, Blake Morrison and daughter-in-law Cassandra Krause Morrison, of Toluca Lake, California; grandchildren Remi Mae Morrison and Beau William Paul Morrison of Toluca Lake, California; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Collier Conrad and David Conrad of Marietta, Georgia. A memorial service is planned for 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at St. David's Episcopal Church, Roswell, Georgia. A reception will follow. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Linda's memory be made to St. David's Episcopal Church, Fund for Families in Need.
 
 
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WILLIAM "BILL" COLLINS, JR
August 8, 1942 - June 30, 2013
 
William "Bill" Collins, was born in Pensacola, FL and retired from Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL. Bill passed away on June 30, 2013 in Ocean Springs, MS at age of 70.

He was in the Army, worked for his father at Workman's Cleansers,worked for R.H.Bouligny, and President of I.A.M. and AM Local Lodge 192 in Pensacola, FL Naval Station. He was a foreman of High Voltage Show of P.W.C. Pensacola, FL . He is preceded in death by his parents, William Sr and Marie Collins; sister, Barbara Ely; brother, Richard Collins.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Charlotte Collins, Gautier; one sister, Carole and Chuck Ferrington, of Texas.

Visitation will be Friday, July 5, 2013, 1:00-2:00pm, at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 2:00pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ray McCorle officiating. Entombment will be at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Ocean Springs. Pallbearers will be Walter Gordan, Jim Singtary, Robert Branning, James Walters, Jack Henderson, and Terry Bubsy. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Conner, Ferris Shirley, and Johnnie Walker.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Hospice of Mississippi. You may send your condolences to his family at www.obryantokeefe.com
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TUCKER COTTEN
January 24, 1942 - October 11, 2005
 
Harvey Tucker Cotten III, 63, a resident of Montgomery, AL died Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 14, 2005 at 11:30 AM from the Westminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bert Eyster and Rev. Ron Stoker officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 v 7:00 PM Thursday at Leak-Memory Chapel. He is survived by his wife, Katherine K. Cotten, two daughters, Kelley Elizabeth Cotten and Katherine Marion Cotten; mother, Marion B. Cotten, sisters, Martha McCain (Howard) & Kathryn Bryant (Bob). He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey Tucker Cotten, Jr. Pallbearers will be Dixon Pugh, Richard Johnson, Howard McCain, John Aehnlich, Steve McCain and Keith Kelley. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church or to Hospice of Montgomery. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing.
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Oct. 14, 2005-
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WILLIAM P. CROW
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VICKI (DAHLGREN) RICHART
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EDWARD D. DeARMAN
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VICKI (DeBARR) LEISINGER
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DARLENE (DOOLEY) BALEW
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WAYNE ELLIS DOYLE
September 24, 1941 - January 16, 2012
 
A wonderful man, husband, son, father, grandfather (Pop) and friend. Skilled fisherman, hunter and life long resident of Gulf Breeze, he was most at home on East Pensacola Bay , with a fishing pole or cast net in his hand. Wayne was also a veteran of the United States Air Force and a life long member of First United Methodist Church in Pensacola .

Wayne is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carole Doyle; his children, Jason Doyle (Stephanie Doyle) and Jennifer Gibson (Alan Gibson); his mother, Louise Doyle; his brother, Gordon Doyle (Jenny Doyle); his grandchildren, Jesse Gibson, Emily Doyle and Drew Doyle; and niece, Jessica Heisinger (Aaron Heisinger).

He was preceded in death by his father, William Doyle.

He loved those dear to him with all of his heart; he will be missed but never forgotten.

A celebration of his life will take place at his home on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 1 to 3 PM; 4724 Hickory Shores Blvd., Gulf Breeze, Florida 32563.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Kids Hunting for a Cure, 107 North Parkway , Hueytown , Alabama 35023
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ROBERT E. EDGECUMBE
December 18, 1942 - December 1, 2008
 
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BOBBIE JEAN (FIELDING) FELCOFF
March 31, 1942 - December 14, 2007

Bobbie Jean and I became friends at Brentwood Jr. High where we both were cheerleaders. We spent so many hours together in those days. She was a vivacious girl with beautiful auburn hair. We did everything together. My first airplane ride was with her dad. He took us to a “fly-in” where others who owned planes would meet for breakfast.  I still remember how amazed I was to look down at the beautiful fields from a view point I had not experienced until that time.  She would help with class projects, let me borrow her clothes, and was a bridesmaid in my wedding. She worked for Delta many years as a stewardess.  Later she moved to Chicago and became involved in real estate and appraising. The years and miles separated us and we lost touch with each other. She was the first person  I tried to locate to see if she would be at the reunion.  I searched diligently,  just too late. The memories we shared have a special place in my heart.  (Bobbie died on December 14, 2007. Submitted by Ruby Waid King)
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SANDRA (FIVEASH) BELL
February 15, 1942 - September 13, 2009

Bell, Sandra G. (nee Fiveash) Thursday, September 3, 2009. Beloved wife of William H. Bell; dear mother of Tambria Blount, James and Stephen Bell; dear grandmother of Kimberly, Kristine and Kathryn Blount; great grandmother of Kylee Jiminez; dear sister in law, aunt, great aunt, niece, cousin and friend. Services: Funeral from Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 235 Oak Ridge West Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376, Saturday, September 5, 6:30 p.m. Visitation 3 pm. at the church till time of service. Sandy was a past member of the Eagle Fleet Travel Club. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the St. Louis Diabetes Association, Parkinson Association or to the Oak Ridge Baptist Church.

Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on September 4, 2009
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WILLIAM "BILL" FOWLER

Bill quit school his senior year when his dad died.  He took on the family business (propane delivery company) at age 17.  I always had a lot of respect for his courage at doing such a thing at such a young age.  He went on to have a couple of very successful companies later in life.  He died back in the 90's. (Submitted by Gerry Vinson)

 

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LILLIAN ANN FRASHUER
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BETTY (GAFFNEY) DAS
October 18, 1942 - December 21, 1990
 
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LINDA JOYCE GODWIN
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GLORIA LOUISE GOERTZ
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VERNON O. "BUDDY" GRESHAM
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MICHAEL THEODORE HANSEN
October 13, 1942 - February 13, 2003
 
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EDWARD HARPER
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WILLIAM E. HARRELL
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MARY ELIZABETH HARRELL
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GEORGE KENNEDY HARRINGTON
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ROBERT M. HAY
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LINDA C. HAYNO
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KAREN (HEAD) ASKEW
June 13, 1942 - December 7, 1970

 
Karen (Head) Askew was my mother.  She married my father Bob Askew in July 1961 and they had three children.  Karen was born in Buffalo, New York on June 13, 1942, but moved to Pensacola in 1945 with her parents, Alvin and Mildred (Millie) Head, where her father was a prominent businessman in land development and construction.  Tragically, Karen was killed in an automobile accident at age 28, on December 7, 1970.  By my own personal memories, and by all accounts from others, Karen was an extraordinarily intelligent and talented young woman with many friends.  She was especially gifted in music, both piano and voice, and she graduated with a nursing degree at the top of her class.  If you knew Karen and would like to leave a note on this website, it would be welcomed.

Tracy Askew Nims
Franklin, Tennessee
E-mail: tanims@comcast.net
Telephone: 615-734-9535

 
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JAMES EASTON "ECEY" HENDRIX
1942 - 2011
 
Dr. Jim "Ecey" Hendrix passed away Saturday, December 31. 2011, from complications from medical treatments.  Ecey was principal of Jim Hendrix Associates, Pacolet, SC. He became associated with Industrial Textile Associates, May, 2001. and worked  on several projects for some of the industry's leading companies. He had a senior management career with Springs and Milliken. In addition to his work with ITA, he also taught chemistry at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, and worked with USC on government grants on studies related to fiber forensics. He was also building a carbon fiber business with Pharr Yarns.  While with industry, Jim developed and obtained patents for a number of fire safety fabrics (FIREGARD, FIREWARE, Nomex, Kevlar, FR cotton, etc.), and was considered an industry expert in the field of FR fabrics and materials.  Ecey received a BS in Textile Engineering from Auburn University, an MS in Textile Chemistry and a PhD in Chemistry from Clemson University, and an MBA with focus in marketing and finance from Winthrop University. He served as an Adjunct Professor at NC State University, Winthrop University, and the University of South Carolina, where he taught Industrial Chemistry and pursued development of forensic analytical protocol for examining textile fibers (sponsored by the FBI).  His research was widely published and he authored 28 patents.  Ecey and his wife Linda operated a commercial sheep farm in Pacolet, South Carolina.  In his spare time, Ecey was an avid golfer and snow skier. 
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MADELINE FAITH HENDRIX
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BETTY JO (HOWELL) DAVIS
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EDWARD ELLIOT JONES
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FRED JULIAN JORDAN

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HELEN ELIZABETH JOSEPH
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PAUL DeWITT JOSEPH
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JUDITH ANN KENDRICK
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LARRY KENNEDY
January 13, 1942 - September 21, 2006
 
Larry Kennedy passed away from complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) on September 21, 2006.  Larry did not graduate with us but he was a classmate of ours during our sophomore year.  The above photograph was featured in the 1958 Annona when Larry was a member of the PHS basketball team.  Larry's long-time friend, Bert Hartley, recalls that Larry transferred to Escambia High School at the beginning of his junior year.  To read more about Larry, please go HERE.
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SHERRY JANE (LAGERGREN) MURRAY
December 23, 1942 - July 11, 2014 

 
Sherry Lagergren Murray, of Mandarin, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 11, 2014, after a battle with cancer. She was 71 years old. Sherry was born in Pensacola, FL, on December 23, 1942, to loving parents Axel (Buster) and Dorothy Lagergren. She graduated from the University of Florida in 1963. In 1964 she met Richard Murray, who was training for Naval Aviation in Pensacola; they were wed on December 26 and were married for 42 years. Sherry was preceded in death by Rick in 2007, for whom she was the primary caregiver during his 9-year struggle with ALS. Their first tour brought them to Jacksonville, where Sherry taught English at Cedar Hills, JEB Stuart, and Forrest. A lifelong learner and gifted instructor, her infectious love of books, art, and the English language rubbed off on anyone who knew her, most especially her children and grandchildren. Trips to museums and musicals, chats about paintings and poetry, and making the most of each and every teachable moment formed the fabric of daily life in her home. After serving 25 years as a Navy wife in such locales as Virginia, Hawaii, and her beloved Annapolis, MD, she returned to Jacksonville in 1995. Following her husband's passing, Sherry became increasingly involved in community service; her tireless dedication and generous spirit were an inspiration to many. She served on the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission and the boards of Leadership Jacksonville, Mal Washington Youth Foundation, and Senior Life Foundation. She was also a member of ALS Regional Council, Women's Giving Alliance, Friends for PACE, and DAR. She particularly loved mentoring high school students through Take Stock in Children and relished her role in Picture People, an art appreciation program for elementary school students. Sherry is survived by her brother, James Lagergren; her daughter Allison and her children Katelyn, Ryan, and Aaron; her son Scott and his children Logan and Liana; and her son Mark and his son Abraham. She was fond of saying that her finest accomplishments were her 3 children and 6 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 26, at 2 P.M. at New Grace Church in Fleming Island. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to either of Sherry's favorite causes would be greatly appreciated. Please write Sherry Murray Memorial Fund in the memo line. Mal Washington Youth Foundation 1096 W. 6th Street Jacksonville, FL 32209 ALS Association Florida Chapter 3242 Parkside Center Circle Tampa, FL 
 
 
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JAMES ROBERT LAIRD, JR. 
September 11, 1942 - April 22, 2005

 
Born in Pensacola, Florida.  Son of Mildred and James R. Laird, Sr.  Married Kathy Razzano June 1966.  Married for 39 years.  Florida State BS 1965.  University of Wyoming MA 1979.  
 
     Jim was an educator for over 25 years, working in public schools in Florida, Wyoming, and New Mexico for the Sante Fe Indian School in Sante Fe.  Jim was an Historian for the State of Wyoming and also worked as a consultant for the visually impaired for the State of Wyoming.  For over 30 years, Jim was owner of Laird's Western Americana which provided restoration, repair, reproduction, and appraisal services for antique and collectible cowboy equipment and literature.

     As a lover of western and cowboy history, Jim wrote articles for numerous western publications and was the author of The Cheyenne Saddle.   
     Jim was a member of the Corral of Westerners Historical Society, the National Bit, Spur, and Saddle Collectors Association, and the Kiwanis Club.

(Thanks to Classmate Golan Buck and Jim's widow, Kathy, for providing this tribute to Jim.) 
  
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DAVID R. LEE
April 27, 1942 - July 20, 2006
 
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MARIE (LOCKSTEAD) ANGLIN
July 12, 1942 - December 7, 1995
 
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DAVID EVERETT "DEWEY" LOWERY
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NANCY ANN (LOWERY) JOHNSON
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VICTOR L. MABIRE
April 23, 1941 - October 16, 2003
 
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EVA SANDRA (McWATERS) MURPHY
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NORMA (MOORE) ALEXANDER
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LINDA O'LEARY HUNNEYMAN 
JULY 4, 1942 - MARCH 4, 2013
 
 
Linda O'Leary Hunneyman, of Montgomery, Alabama, died on March 4, 2013, following a long and valiant fight with cancer. Linda was born on the 4th of July, 1942, in Pensacola, Florida, a daughter of the late Thomas Joseph O'Leary, Jr. and the late Katherine Stinson O'Leary.

Linda was educated in Pensacola and was a proud graduate of the Pensacola High School Class of 1960. Following high school she attended and graduated from Pensacola Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Linda and Edward J. Hunneyman of Oneida, New York, were united in marriage on September 16, 1967, at Richards Memorial Methodist Church, Pensacola and they enjoyed 45 wonderful years together. With the family's moves Linda was able to pursue her love of teaching in Florida, North Carolina, Texas, and Alabama. Following her retirement from teaching, she served as Educational Liaison with the American Association for Children and in that capacity presented child safety information to elementary children in the Montgomery area.

Linda was never happier than when she was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was an ardent Auburn fan and loved all sporting events and traveling throughout the US and Europe with her husband. Linda was an active member of Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church and over the years served on a variety of committees. Linda loved everyone.

Her Visitation will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013, at 11:30 AM, at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home, followed by her Celebration of Life Service at 1 PM, and interment will follow at Town Creek Cemetery in Auburn, Alabama.

Surviving, in addition to her loving husband, Ed, are daughter, Christy and son-in-law Matthew Flurry of Auburn, Alabama; son, Guy and daughter-in-law, Erin Hunneyman, of Poland, Ohio; grandchildren, Zachary, Anna, and Luke Flurry, and Evalyn and Elise Hunneyman. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Ann Etheridge of Pensacola, Florida; sisters-in-law, Carol Johnson and Linda Park and brother-in-law, William Park, all of New York State, and Dylan Flurry and family of Alpine, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions be made to The American Cancer Society and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
 
 
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PATRICK JERRELL "JERRY" PADGETT
July 27, 1942 - August 10, 2002
 
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JOYCE (PARKER) GOLDSBY
December 13, 1942 - January 25, 2009

 

 

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THOMAS ROBERT PATETE
July 26, 1941 - December 14, 2012
 

Mr. Thomas Robert Patete, age 71, of Duluth suddenly passed away Friday, December 14, 2012.

Tom graduated from Belhaven College and Columbia Seminary, then was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry. Married in 1966 to Jane Land of Clinton, MS. After three pastorates in Mississippi, he was called to be Executive Director of Great Commission Publications, his denomination's publishing house. The offices were in Philadelphia, PA at that time, and they relocated to Atlanta in the early '90s. Retirement plans were afoot, probably by 2015. He had a daughter in Pennsylvania and son in NC, both married with three children each.
 
Memorial Services were held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at Old Peachtree Presbyterian Church, 1756 Old Peachtree Road, Duluth, GA.


 
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JAMES THOMAS "TOM" PEAVY
February 7, 1942 - April 4, 2007

James Thomas "Tom" Peavy, 65, of Gulf Breeze, FL passed away April 4, 2007. Tom was born in Tallahassee in 1942.  He enlisted in the Air Force in 1962 and served 4 years.  He married Barbara Didday in 1963.  Together they raised three wonderful daughters, Janet, Cheryl and Samantha.  They moved to Gulf Breeze in 1965 and Tom began working for the Gulf Breeze Post Office in 1967.  He retired in 2004 after serving 37 years in Civil Service.  He worked at the Transfer Station in Gulf Breeze for the past three years.  His spare time was devoted to his wife and family.  He loved to spend time at their farm in Georgia hunting and fishing.  Tom lived for his wife and girls.  His family was everything to him.  It would take you about five minutes with Tommy to figure out he married his soul mate and loved Barbara in the manner most women dream of.  He would light up when his girls or grandkids were around.   He loved life and every small detail of it. 

Pensacola News-Journal

MARGUERITE "PEGGY" (PETERMAN) ASHE
March 14, 1942 - July 16, 2005
 
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CAROLYN (PIKE) COPPERNOLL
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LARRY PINKERTON
September 28, 1942 - October 11, 2009
 
Larry "Pinky" Pinkerton, 67, of Milton, FL passed away Sunday, October 11, 2009. Born on September 28, 1942 in Evergreen, AL to the late Pickett and Doris Adams Pinkerton, he had resided locally for the last 50 years. He retired from Westinghouse Electric after 20 years of dedicated service. Pinky was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death are his parents and a special aunt, Mary Landon. Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Carol L. Pinkerton; son, David L. Pinkerton; daughter, Denise Kinne and her husband, Walter Kinne, Jr.; step-son, John A. Ware; grandson, David L. Pinkerton, Jr. and step-grandson John Mason Ware; granddaughter, Coleby L. Pinkerton and step-granddaughter, Lauren Ware, all of Pensacola. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home beginning at 1:30 p.m. until services begin at 2:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens. Special thanks are extended to Covenant Hospice and all the dedicated nurses and support personnel for the care provided to Pinky. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant Hospice in memory of Larry Pinkerton. Arrangements are by Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

Published in Pensacola News Journal on October 13, 2009
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CARL B. PFEIFFER
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WILLIAM CARL POOLEY
July 2, 1941 - August 15, 1998
 
Bill Pooley died on August 15, 1998, age 56, from a massive heart attack.  He is survived by his wife, Caroline; his sons, Todd and Tony; his daughter, Lorie; and four grandchildren: Rhett, Lorie, Thomas and Victoria.  According to Bill's son, Todd, the Pooleys lived in Pace, Florida, for many years, before moving to Lake Wales, Florida, in 1984, to be nearer to Todd and his family. 
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FRANKIE LOU (POWELL) SOULE
Jan 5, 1942 – April 23, 2014
 
Frankie Lou Soule died April 23, 2014, at her home in Winter Haven, Florida, from complications from a rare form of Alzheimer’s, which had gradually and steadily taken away her vibrant life the past 16 years.
 
Frankie was born in Florala, Covington County, Alabama, on January 5, 1942, to Rae Nell Ward and Fred Talbot. In early childhood she moved to Pensacola with her mother and became a popular girl in the east Pensacola area, going through public schools in Pensacola, graduating from Pensacola High in 1960. She was a beauty queen reigning as Jr. Miss in 1960, a model, a cheerleader, and an accomplished member of choirs and glee clubs. She also was an accomplished operatic singer and participated in leading roles in several stage musicals. She attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg,Virginia, before returning to Pensacola when she married George Bryan in 1962, and then supported the family as a dental hygienist. In 1976 she married Michael Belk and assisted him in the development of his successful fashion photography business. In 1989 she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in interior design from the American College of the Arts in Atlanta. While in Atlanta she became an accomplished tennis player and won several titles in the ALTA leagues in the Atlanta area. In 1991 she married her high school sweetheart, Charlie Soule, and they moved to Chattanooga where his business in consulting was based. In Chattanooga she rediscovered her artistic and painting endeavors and produced several works.  
Beginning in 1998 Frankie began a long, slow decline into the unknown world of Alzheimer’s. The doctors at Shands in Gainesville diagnosed her condition as posterior cortical atrophy, a rare form of Alzheimer’s and she was referred to the specialists at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville in 2005. She was accepted into a research trial of drugs by Elan and Wyeth. Even though it turns out she was actually on the drugs and not a placebo, there was no noticeable benefit.  Beginning in 2006 Frankie had the constant care of not only her husband but also several dedicated caregivers, especially Liz, Millie, and Carol – and the expert medical care by Dr. Christopher Mondello and his staff, all who have taken such efforts to allow her to live in comfort these many years. Even in the latter years she always had a smile and a laugh for everyone. Her resilience and strong will always amazed those who came into contact with her. She was an active member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Winter Haven.
 
Frankie was preceded in death by her mother Rae Nell Flythe, her father Fred Talbot, her step-father Fleetwood Courtney Flythe, and her son Scott M. Bryan.  She is survived by her husband; her daughter Kelly B. Sullivan (Gary) and three grandsons – Charlton, Lawrence, and Oliver Sullivan – all of Tuscaloosa; two aunts, Sybill Longmire of Pensacola and Charlotte Medley of Columbus, GA; and numerous cousins.  Her brain is being donated to medical research at Mayo Clinic. Her remains then are to be cremated.  A memorial service and luncheon reception will be held at Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 11:00AM. Burial service will be held atPensacola Memorial Gardens, 7433 Pine Forest Road, in Pensacola on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 5:00PM.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Endowment Fund of Holy Cross Church, 201 Kipling Lane, Winter Haven, FL 33884.

 
 
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PATRICIA W. RAND
November 10, 1942 - April 21, 1991
 
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LARRY EUGENE RAWSON
1942 - 2014 

Larry E. Rawson, age 71 of Troy, died Monday, March 3, 2014 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Green Hills Funeral Home in Troy, AL with Dr. Luke Lane officiating and Green Hills Funeral Home directing. 

Mr. Rawson lettered in Football at Auburn University from 1961-1963. He graduated from Auburn University with an Electrical Engineering Degree in 1964 and was a member of the First United Baptist Church of Troy.

He is survived by his wife Joan Rawson; sons, Jeff Rawson (Donyale), Randy Rawson, Todd Rawson (Kristen), Kevin Rawson; brothers, Lamar Rawson, David Rawson (Pat); sister, Judy Wiggins (Gary); seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Troy "Faith Commitment Mission" at 200 West College Street, Troy, AL 36081.

Family and friends can sign the guest book at greenhillsfuneralhomes.net or at pnj.com/obits.



 
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NANCY JO (REACH) McMASTER
December 13, 1942 - May 19, 2009
 
Nancy J. McMaster, 66, of Sanford, FL passed away on May 19, after a courageous battle with cancer. Nancy was a long time resident of central Florida. She was born December 13, 1942 in Buffalo, NY. Nancy loved to entertain at home and cook for friends and family. She was an avid gardener and loved to work in her backyard. She especially liked to travel, fish, and could be found at every Bike Festival. She would never be caught without her lipstick or high heels. Nancy began her career as a paralegal for a law firm that included former Orlando Mayor Bill Frederick, and current U.S. Senator Mel Martinez. She then worked as an AFLAC representative for the following 27 years. She is survived by her daughters, Leslie McMaster of Lake Mary, FL, Jennifer McMaster Maxwell of Hermosa Beach, CA, brother Ron Reach of Phoenix, Arizona, grandson Jesse Walker Jr., son-in-laws Jeff Maxwell and David Whiteside, aunts Florence Paterniti and Florence Carry, uncle Dr. John Reach. She is pre-deceased by former husband, Robert McMaster. Memorial service and celebration will be held at 563 Walden View Dr., Sanford, FL32771, in her backyard, on Friday, May 22 at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, FL.
 
Published in Orlando Sentinel on May 21, 2009
 
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ROBERT W. ROBERTS
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ALAN ROSENBERG
June 7, 1942 - June 28, 1997
 
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CAROL ANNE (ROTH) SMITH
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SHIRLEY SUE SCHAFER
July 1, 1942 - January 22, 2014
 
Shirley Sue Schafer was born in Pensacola on July 1, 1942, and died on January 22, 2014. She was a member of the Warrington Church of Christ, the Panhandle Travel Club and the Orange Beach Art Center. She retired from the Escambia County Sheriff's Department.

Sue is survived by her sister JoAnn Black (Jim) of Gulf Breeze; nephews Scott Black (Lona) of Branden, MS; Damon Black of Gulf Breeze; Aunt Georgia Mullins (Jimmy); Uncle Clarence Nelson, Jr. (Earnestine) of Pensacola; and many relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, January 27, 2014 in the chapel of Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home with minister Bud Myer of Warrington Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow in Pensacola Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be at Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home on Monday from 10 AM to 11 AM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Escambia Christian School. Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
 
 
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BRENDA DIANE (SCHROEDER) FRENKEL
November 30, 1942 - December 17, 2009

Brenda Diane Frenkel, 67, a life long Pensacola resident, passed away peacefully from this life to join her savior, Jesus Christ, and to be reunited with her beloved husband, John E. Frenkel, Jr., who preceded her in death January 21, 2008.  Brenda died at home in her sleep, Thursday, December 17th.  She was a gracious, elegant lady, wife, mother, grandmother and sistrer who added grace wherever she went.  Brenda was a member of Marcus Pointe Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Frenkel, Jr., and her mother, Marie Blackmon McLeod.  She is survived by her three children, John E. Frenkel, III and his wife, Sheila; Boni Chay Bock and her husband, John; John E. Chivington, Jr. and Mollire B. Chivington; brother, "Papa Don" Schroeder and his wife, Gail; brother-in-law, Don E. Frenkel and his wife, Delores.  
 

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JEROME LEO "JERRY" SCHWARTZ
March 28, 1942 - July 6, 2013
 
Jerome "Jerry" Leo Schwartz, 71, of Pace, FL passed away Saturday, July 6th.  He was born to the late Leo and Francis Schwartz March 28, 1942 in Petersburg, VA. Jerry graduated from Pensacola High school in 1960. He served his country in the U.S. Army and in 1969 started his own business Aqua Pool and Patio. He worked there until 2006 selling the business to retire.  Those who knew Jerry appreciated his larger than life personality with a contagious zest for life. He never met a stranger- so eager to help others and did it with a kind heart. He was a giving person, but never wanted to be on the receiving end. Jerry was a prankster who loved to make people laugh. Jerry in his 40's started cycling and rode across the country. He was an avid fisherman and Harley enthusiast. He was the Road Captain of the Pensacola H.O.G Chapter, an active rider with The (NW Florida) Patriot Guard, and founding member of (NW Florida) The Weasels. He was an escort to WWII veterans on honor flights. His caring character led him to volunteer with Covenant Hospice serving on the Board of Directors. He is survived by his wife June Schwartz and their daughter Karen Schwartz McClure; sons Michael and Christopher Schwartz and their mother Margaret H. Schwartz; step son Billy Rahaim; step daughter Becky Slay; brother David Schwartz; 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and six nieces and nephews.  In Lieu of flowers please send donations to your favorite charity. Casual attire services will be held Friday July 12th at 1pm at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. Pastor Don Huntsman presiding.

 
 
 
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CONNOR SHAW
December 1, 1941 - January 21, 2006 

Connor passed away on January 21, 2006, at St. Louis University Hospital in Missouri.  He had undergone a liver transplant in February 1998.  Connor was a musician and drum teacher, and he was also a newspaper photographer for Leader Publications in Festus, Missouri.  He met his wife, Becky, in 1990 in New Orleans, and they had a Jazz wedding on the Steamboat Natchez.  That same year they moved to Festus to care for Becky's uncle, and Connor quickly became involved in the music scene, teaching and playing.  Connor was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.  He is survived by his wife, Becky; two sons:  Alan Shaw of Pensacola, and Christopher Shaw of Chidichimo, N. J.; one stepson, Charlie Ragusa; one sister, Carol Hart of Pensacola; one niece, Andrea Hart; one nephew, Richard Hart; and two grandchildren:  Mike Ragusa and Matt Whitworth. 

Becky Shaw was kind enough to send us some mementos of Connor.  Go HERE to read an article published in the Jefferson County Leader after his death.

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JAMES RONALD SHELLEY
November 13, 1942 - June 22, 2003
 
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JOHN "BUTCH" SIZEMORE
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HARVEY R. SLADE
June 2, 1941 - July 1981
 
February 3, 2011

I received an email today from Kerri Williams.  She's the daughter of one of our classmates, Harvey Richard Slade, pictured here.   

Harvey R. Slade, or Richard was my father. I was hoping I could garner some information from you guys about him since I was so young when he became ill and died.

Thanks.

Kerri Williams
E-mail: kerriaslade@hotmail.com
Telephone: 423-307-1525 


If anyone remembers Kerri's dad, I hope you will take the time to let her know.
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FRANCIS "SMITTY" SMITH
November 22, 1940 - July 27, 2013 
 
Francis Emmett Smith, Jr., "Smitty", to his friends and family, has gone home to be with the "Lord". Smitty was loved by everyone and will be sorely missed. He was born November 22, 1940 and was a lifelong resident of Pensacola.

Smitty is survived by his loving wife of forty-nine years, Ginger, his mother, Helen J. Smith, son, Jeff (Terry) Smith, daughter Jennifer (Robbie) Best and grandson, Dalton Smith.

A Celebration of his life will be held in his home on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 1:00 to 6:00 PM where he loved to entertain, welcome his family and friends and watch Alabama football.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Midway Fire District, 1322 College Pkwy., Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 or Lifeguard Ambulance Service, PO 487, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563.

Arrangements entrusted to Rose Lawn Funeral Home of Gulf Breeze. You may offer condolences, share memories and sign the guestbook at: www.roselawn-fh.com

Express your condolences in guestbooks at pnj.com/obits or legacy.com
 
 
 
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RUBY (SOUTHARD) STANTON
1942 - 2010

 
Ruby Southard Stanton, age 67, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2010.  Ruby retired from the Escambia County Civil Service Board in 2005 where she had served since 1978.  She is preceded in death by her father, Burle Southard, and her sister, Sallie Helton.  She leaves to cherish her life and memory her mom, Vernell; daughter, Candace; siblings and spouses, Burle, Jr. and Ann, Jimmy, Sidney (Buck) and Sherry, Paul and Burnita Fuller, Sam (Butch) and Norma, Rocky Seitz; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.  A memorial service will be held at The Salvation Army, 1501 North Q Street, Pensacola, FL 32505, where she was a faithful soldier, on March 31, 2010 at 10:30 am.  Major Richard Watts will be officiating the memorial and committal services.  A committal will be held at Union Hill Cemetery that same day.  
   
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LAWRENCE T. STANLEY
 
 
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NICHOLAS "NIKOS" STASSINOS

 

In Memory and Gratitude

At the time of the 25th PHS reunion, Nikos Stassinos and I had decided to meet and spend some time together.  He was already quite ill.  After a lovely visit reconnecting with friends, he left to return to his life and I to travel five weeks in Germany.  In Berlin I bought a book of German poetry from which I read a poem by Kaschnitz.  Later Nikos and I spoke a few times.  After his death, the first line of Kaschnitz's poem came back to me, and I borrowed it for the first line of this poem I wrote for Nikos.  I will always remember him, tanned and lean, running and laughing, at the beach with Maria Magoulas and me.  We three walked arm in arm singing, "Black is the color of my true love's hair".  That image is as warm and alive to me today as it was over fifty years ago.  It comes from a heart grateful for the memories of a sun drenched youth with friends who opened doors I might never have found on my own.

In Memory of our classmates who have passed
from this life as we know it and begun the journey we, in time will all take.

Frage (Question)

"Wer sterbe gern in der Rosenzweit?"
Marie Louise Kaschnitz

Who wants to die in the time of roses
when the grape is on the vine, 
the blazing sun high on the sea
with wind as soft as wine?

Who dares to close his eyes in sleep
eternal as the night
with visions of an autumn eve
still fresh within his sight?

Who freely gives his life away
or gently yields to death
with the fragrance of a summer rose
yet mingled with his breath?

 

Carolyn Joyce Tokson - ctokson@hotmail.com 

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DONALD STROHL
July 28, 1942 - January 25, 2012

Don Strohl, age 69 of Pensacola, Florida, died on January 25, 2012.  He was born on July 28, 1942, in Plainfield, NJ. Two-year old Don arrived in Pensacola with his parents Carman D. and Almira M. Strohl and older brother, Evan, in August of 1944. Don grew up in the Navy Point community, and attended the local public schools. He graduated from Pensacola High School in 1960.  After a brief period at PJC, Don enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1963.  Following his discharge in 1967 he returned home and attended the University of West Florida, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology in 1971.  Don moved to South Florida in the early 1970's, and worked for several major companies, then retired early about 1995. While residing in Key Largo, he obtained his captain's license, and enjoyed the boating life in the Gulf and Atlantic waters for a number of years. He returned to Pensacola in 2004, and worked for seven years at both Boat U. S. and West Marine in Warrington. In 2009, he married his high school sweetheart, Susan K. Wagner (PHS 1964).  Don and Susan became charter members of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Warrington in 1953. Survivors include: his wife, Susan, a son, Christopher Ryan Strohl, a daughter, Shannon Lynn Clinard, brother Evan R.. Strohl, and an extended family. Don’s  ashes will be scattered over one of his favorite fishing waters outside Pensacola Pass. Melanoma took away the flesh but Don's spirit is now with our Heavenly Father."

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MARGET (STRUCK) MOORE
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RAYMOND ROY TAYLOR
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JOHNIE CLIFFORD THARP, JR.
September 19, 1942 - March 11, 2013
 

Johnie Clifford Tharp, Jr., of Richmond, formerly of Nashville, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 11, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Marie Tharp. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Rose; his daughter, Stacey Davenport and her husband, Nathan; granddaughter, Rachel; grandson, Andrew; and sister, Anne Marie Benton of Pensacola, Fla. He spent his life's work at LifeWay Christian Resources and the Baptist Sunday School Board. The family will receive visitors on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Homes, 11020 West Broad St., Glen Allen, Va. 23060. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013 at Second Baptist Church, 9614 River Rd., Richmond, Va. 23229. Interment will follow at Westhampton Memorial Park.


Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on March 13, 2013

 

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   MARGARET FE' (THOMAS) WHITE
October 19, 1942 - June 24, 1997

 

    As the days draw closer to our 50th reunion, I find Fe' in my thoughts more and more.  She was one of my best friends and whenever I think of my years at PHS, I think of Fe'.  There are some people you meet who are special, who instantly become part of your life, and it was like that with Fe'.  We met in junior high, and for the rest of her life, Fe' was part of my life.  There are few people who know you as well as friends you grew up with, and I was blessed to have our friendship continue long after high school.  She was my maid of honor when I was married, and was there to share my joy when my children were born.  When she passed away, a part of me went with her.
    I am reminded of a quotation that I read recently:  "Some people come into our lives and quickly go.  Others stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same."  Fe' was that kind of person.  She touched so many lives during her lifetime, mine and all the people around her.  She was one of those people who was genuinely interested in you.  Her friends knew they could call on her at anytime, for anything.  Her door was always open, and I mean that literally!  Friends could just walk in at anytime of the day, usually not even bothering to knock.  She was never too busy to lend an ear or a helping hand.
    Fe' passed away on June 24, 1997.  At the church service,  I was overwhelmed to see the hundreds of people who had gathered to honor her.  The large church was overflowing to standing room only, which gave testament to the wonderful person she was, and the lives she touched.  
    Although I am looking forward to our reunion, I also feel sadness that Fe' will not be there to share it with us.  It's a celebration that she would have loved to have been a part of.  

 "Those we love remain with us
for love itself lives on,
and cherished memories never fade
because a loved one's gone.
Those we love can never be
more than a thought apart,
for as long as there is memory,
they'll live on in our heart."


                                                Mary (Workman) Kettenring

 

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SIDNEY EDWIN TIMBIE
February 1, 1942 - October 21, 2012 
 
 
Mr. Sidney Edwin Timbie, age 70, a resident of Dothan died Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Flowers Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary with Dr. James B. Sanders, III and Rev. Lynn Nesbitt officiating. Burial will follow in the Memory Hill Cemetery, 2390 Hartford Highway, Dothan, with Kendall Glover of Glover Funeral Home directing. The family will be receiving friends Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Parlor prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to In Christ's Name Fund, First United Methodist Church, 1380 W Main Street, Dothan, AL 36301.
 
Mr. Timbie was born on February 1, 1942 in Wilmington, Delaware the son of the late Robert W. and Margaret Ruth Siemen Timbie. At the age of 7 his family moved to Pensacola, FL where he was raised. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1964, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity. Upon graduation, he moved to Opp, AL and joined Covington Industries, Inc. as an industrial engineer. He continued his career with Covington for 35 years ending as President and CEO. He helped expand the operation during his career with plants in Kinston, Samson, Florala and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as well as starting and overseeing operations in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In 1984, Mr. Timbie, along with a group of investors, purchased Covington Industries. He served as Chairman of the Board leading the company until it was sold in 1999. He retired to Dothan to a life of travel and golf. Mr. Timbie was an Eagle Scout in the BSA, President of the Opp Rotary Club, President of the Opp Chamber of Commerce, twice chairman of the Opp United Fund, a 25 year member and past chairman of the Mizell Memorial Hospital Board, and a member of both the First National and Southtrust Bank Boards of Opp. In Dothan, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a member of the Dothan Country Club where he served as a Director on the Board. He was also a member of the Southeast Regional Planning Commission Revolving Loan Board as well as several social Supper Clubs.
 
Survivors include his wife, Rosalyn Werner Timbie; two sons - Christopher Hill Timbie (Kandy), Bowling Green, KY; and Randolph William Timbie, Montgomery, AL; three step-sons - Charles McRae of Memphis, TN; Christopher McRae of Memphis, TN; and Dr. William McRae III (Shannon) of Dothan, AL; two grandchildren Chrisann Timbie and Lauraline Timbie; four step grandchildren - Atticus McRae, Wills McRae, Lib McRae and Amelia McRae; a sister - Judith DiLonardo (Tony) of Pensacola, FL; and a brother David Timbie (Giselle) of New York City, New York. Mr. Timbie's honorary pallbearers will be the Church Golf Group of the Dothan Country Club. Glover Funeral Home of Dothan, (334) 699-3888, is in charge of the arrangements.
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THOMAS MICHAEL TURNER
February 23, 1943 - January 8, 2014
 
Thomas Michael (Mike) Turner of Humble, Texas, age of 70, passed away unexpectedly at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 8, 2014. He was born on February 23, 1943 in Pensacola, to Stirling Turner and Martha (Hutchinson) Turner. 

He grew up in the North Hill neighborhood of Pensacola where he matriculated at Miss Elsie's kindergarten, P.K. Yong Grammar School, AV Clubbs Junior High School, the Marion Military Institute, graduating from Pensacola High School in 1960. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church where he served as an altar boy.

Mike was a scratch golfer winning the Pensacola Country Club Junior Championship and playing three years for the University of Alabama Golf Team. He was a member of the ATO fraternity. In 1964 he graduated with a degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Industrial Management and Engineering, which he later put to good use throughout his career as a senior international management executive in the electronics, aeronautical and automotive industries. 

From 1964 - 1968 he served as a Lieutenant with the 101st Airborne Division and reassigned to the U.S. the 1st Air Calvary Division in Viet Nam participating in the battle of Ia Drang among others. He was wounded while simultaneously suffering from dengue fever and sent for treatment at Camp Zama in Japan. During his convalescence he was reassigned to the US Army Proving Ground in Yuma, AZ, where in 1968 he retired with the rank of Captain. 

Completing his military obligation he went to work for Texas Instruments in Dallas where he met his wife Rita. Subsequent positions were with RANCO/Siebe, Moog Automotive, and later as Chief Operating Officer of Certified Fabricators in Buena Park, CA and Datacom De Mexico in Reynosa, MX.

He retired as COO of Certified Fabricators in Rochester, NY in 2012 in order to spend more time with his family and granddaughter who lived near his home in Humble, TX. Mike suffered several adverse coronary events before retiring. His quick wit and intelligence earned him many friends and genuine respect by his peers. He was particularly proud of his wife and two sons. He always looked forward to a few beers with his lifelong golfing buddy Jackie Behr in Pensacola.

Mike is survived by his wife of 44 years Rita Turner, sons Derek Turner of Kingwood, TX, and Lance Turner (Jennifer) of North Hollywood, CA, his brother Hutch "Sandy" Turner (Phyllis) of Novato, CA, granddaughter Sydney Turner and grandson Brandon Seals.

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THOMAS SPEAR WALLER
May 4, 1942 - January 2, 1996
 

US Air Force Capt. Thomas Spear Waller is buried in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.
 

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JOANNE (WARE) BYRD
July 11, 1942 - October 1, 2013
 


Joanne Ware Byrd, loyal and loving wife, mother, Meme, sister, aunt, friend, coworker, and teacher was born in Pensacola, Florida, July 11, 1942 to the late Jimmie W. and Susie Turner Ware. She lived in Milton her entire adult life with her husband of 52 years, James E. (Jimmy) Byrd, and had three children: Jamie Dubose, Wade Byrd, and Travis Byrd. Grandchildren are Adam Lockett, Kelly (Randall) Spann, Samantha Byrd, and Cameron DuBose and a great granddaughter, Kyndal Nevaeh Spann.
Brothers are James Robert Ware (deceased), M. Todd Ware, D. Wayne Ware; and a Sister, Wilma Ware Shortall. Other special "family" members include Mary (Norman) Ard, Sister-in-law, Ricky Lockett, Peggy Byrd, Greg Dubose, Lori Cash, Van Price, Mason Turner, and many nieces and nephews, as well as her two dachshunds, Toby and Maggie.

Joanne's career in the insurance industry started early with her first job at Fisher-Brown at the age of 18. She continued in the field with various jobs at Locklin Insurance for many years, interspersed between the births and rearing of her children, at MetLife Property and Casualty for 10 years, and AAA Auto Club for 10 years, where she retired in June of 2007. She was also an instructor for Overton - Lee Associates Insurance Licensing School for the past 20 years while working part-time with Allstate Insurance, Christina Miller Agency up until the onset of her illness in August, 2013.

Her favorite leisure was spending time at "the cabin", reading, and - most importantly - tending her flock. She loved Alabama football, Elvis, and laughter. She was Jimmy's queen, her daddy's pet and her mama's mimic. Each member of her family and every friend had a large and unique place in her heart - and it was magical! The sparkle and gold was from deep within, for she genuinely loved and cared for people. She was an amazingly selfless lady!

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel. Burial will follow in Serenity Gardens Cemetery. The family is indeed grateful to the Baptist Hospital Medical Group for their personal and professional care, especially Dr. German Herrera whose kind and gentle spirit flowed so freely and was so warmly received by Joanne.

 

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MARY DORIS (WARREN) SIMONSON
September 30, 1942 - August 12, 2010

 

Mary Doris Simonson, 67, died peacefully Thursday, August 12, 2010, after a courageous battle with breast cancer, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born September 30, 1942, in Pensacola, Florida, to William H. and Eva Mae Warren.  She had a great love for children, whether her own children, her grandchildren, or those she cared for in a lifetime of service in childcare. She enjoyed life to the fullest whether it was travelling the world with her loving husband of 47 years, Roger, or spending time with her many close friends.

Her faith in the Lord never waivered.  She enjoyed her service to Him in the Catholic faith from its beginnings at Sacred Heart in Pensacola to helping establish a new parish, Mater Dei in Chula Vista, California, to the rich faith and fellowship found at St. Patrick's in Robertsdale.

She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.  

She was preceded in death by her father and mother; a grandson, Andrew; sister, Marilyn Downs; brother, William H. Warren, Jr.; and sister, Nancy W. Owens.  Survivors include her husband, Arnold Roger Simonson of Seminole; four children, Arnold Roger (Denise) Simonson, Jr. of Chula Vista, California, Michael W. (Maria) Simonson of Covington, Virginia, Karen Michelle (Dan) Gunter of Maple Valley, Washington, and Susanne Marie (William) Brach of Kent, Washington; 10 grandchildren, Michael, Peter, Adam, Alyssa, David, Danielle, Matthew, Mary, Jacob and Maggie; numerous nieces, nephews, many loving friends and neighbors.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Alejandro Inclan and all of the wonderful nurses and associates at the Woodlands Medical Specialists and to all the doctors, medical and associate personnel at Coastal Vein Institute.  

Burial at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Pensacola.  The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Covenant Hospice, Inc.  

The Pensacola News-Journal     

 

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JANE ANITA (WEAVER) MOODHARD
August 24, 1942 - January 10, 2014

 
 
Jane Anita Moodhard, 71, earned her wings on January 10, 2014 after a long, hard battle with rheumatoid arthritis. She was born August 24, 1942 in Pensacola, Florida to parents Johnny Weaver and Eunice (Regan) Weaver. Jane was the third of four siblings. Brothers Donald and Jimmy Weaver live in the Pensacola area. Her sister, Virginia Barnes lives in Orlando. Jane grew up, worked and attended school in Pensacola, graduating from Pensacola High School in 1960. She married the love of her life, Jack Moodhard in 1961 and spent the next 52 years being the most loving wife and mother, caring friend and relative, and compassionate woman anyone could have the privilege of knowing. Jane enjoyed her years working as a nurse at West Florida Hospital where she left many friends when her illness required her to take an early retirement. She enjoyed her family and pets, being a homemaker, and occasional travel. Jane will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was an extraordinary person. Survivors include her husband, Jack, two sons; John (Beth) Moodhhard and James (Patty) Moodhard, her brothers; Donald and Jimmy Weaver, her sister Virginia Barnes, 6 nieces and nephews, 7 cousins, 2 aunts and countless friends including her closest friend, Lana (Mike) Martin. She also leaves behind her beloved pet dogs and miniature horses. 

Thank you Judy (Regan), Angel (Hopkins) and all who spent time with her in her final days at West Florida Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Bryan and the ICU staff at WFH as well as the CCU staff who took such good care of our mother the last couple of years. Your efforts and compassion were greatly appreciated. Visitation will be Thursday, January 16th from 12:00pm to 1:30pm at Faith Chapel North. At 2:00pm the funeral procession will depart to carry Jane to her final resting place at Pensacola Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pensacola Humane Society.



 
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JON D. WHITE
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PATRICIA (WOODCOCK) MOORE