Got a call this past Thursday from Gail Armitage with the news that Deanna had passed away one week earlier, April 13. She had been in failing health recently with cardio/pulmonary issues. She’d been in a local hospice near her home in Summerfield, FL, not even a week. According to Gail the urgency of her condition came on rather suddenly—or so it seemed to non-family observers. And yet it was totally in keeping with Deanna’s spirit and past behavior to ignore it, at best, or be in complete denial, at worst. A brief obit appears here in the Villages News.
Rest in peace, Dee. You were a lifelong friend, a class leader, a good wife and citizen who loved your country with a passion. All that and a healthy, grown-up ego to boot. I am writing more on your Classmate Update page and inviting all of the many classmates who knew you and loved you to do likewise.