Evelyn Vaughn Fry
FORT WHITE - Evelyn Vaughn Fry of Fort White died Thursday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was 78.
Mrs. Fry was a homemaker and a member of Fort White Baptist Church.
Born in High Springs, she moved from High Springs to Fort White 42 years ago.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Fry.
Survivors include a brother, Millard Vaughn of High Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Hospice of North Central Florida.
Joseph Garcia of Gainesville died Wednesday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 87.
Mr. Garcia was a retired manager for Kresge Corp., now Kmart Stores.
Born in Taunton, Mass., he moved from Somerville, Mass., to Gainesville last year.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph T. Garcia of Seattle and Stephen Garcia of Alachua; and three grandchildren.
LIVE OAK - Norris Kent of Live Oak died Thursday at Suwannee Health Care Center in Live Oak. He was 93.
Mr. Kent was a retired supervisor at Western Electric Co. in Buffalo, N.Y.
Born in Muscatine, Iowa, he moved from Wilson, N.Y., to Live Oak about 25 years ago.
He was a member of Northern Florida Christian Center in O'Brien and the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Survivors include two daughters, Roberta Merrick of Rome, N.Y., and Kathleen Austin of Chapel Hill, N.C.; two sons, Berne Kent of Wilson and David Kent of Gold Hills, Ore.; a brother, Wilbur Kent of Rock Island, Ill.; a sister, Flora Baker of Cedarburg, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Northern Florida Christian Center in O'Brien.
Carl Axel Lilieholm
Carl Axel Lilieholm of Gainesville died Thursday at his home. He was 79.
Mr. Lilieholm was a retired building contractor. He also was a sergeant in the Swedish Marines.
Born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, he moved from Colts Neck, N.J., to Gainesville 27 years ago.
He was a member of the Builders Association, Cattlemans Association, Vasa Lodge in New Jersey and was a former member of the Moose Lodge.
Mr. Lilieholm was a Lutheran.
Survivors include his wife, Lucile Lilieholm of Gainesville; a son, Lennart Lilieholm of Gainesville; a daughter, Ingrid E. Heckner of Jacksonville; two stepsons, William Beck of Charlotte, N.C., and Tom Beck of Jacksonville; a brother, Gunnar Lilieholm of Sweden; and three sisters, Mary Tornqvist, Gun Lilieholm and Maj-Britt Strom, all of Sweden.
Leon W. O'Hara
CHIEFLAND - Leon W. O'Hara of Chiefland died Friday at Ayers Health and Rehab Center in Trenton. He was 85.
Mr. O'Hara was a service foreman for Florida Power Corp.
Born in Inverness, he moved to Chiefland 44 years ago.
He was a Mason and a member of New England Heights Harly Town Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lilly Mae O'Hara of Chiefland; a son, Billy O'Hara of Chiefland; two daughters, Loreine P. Gilliard of Louisville, Ga., and Nancy A. Thornton of Sanford; a sister, Mary Lee Kearny of Lake City; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
LA CROSSE - Reginald Pegler of La Crosse died Thursday at his home. He was 81.
Mr. Pegler was a salesman for hardware stores. He also was a Spitfire airplane mechanic in the British Royal Air Force during World War II.
Born in London, he moved to the United States 52 years ago before moving from Fort Lauderdale to La Crosse 17 years ago.
He was a member of the Church of England.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Smith Pegler of La Crosse; a daughter, Ann Dehn of Cooper City; three sons, Bill Pegler of Starke, Cliff Pegler of Williston and Richard Pegler of La Crosse; three sisters, Daphne Hoddy, Iris Allingham and Jill Hatton, all of England; and nine grandchildren.
Mildred Marie Shinholster
SUWANNEE - Mildred Marie Shinholster of Suwannee died Thursday at her home. She was 82.
Mrs. Shinholster was a homemaker and a member of Salt Creek Baptist Church.
Born in Screven, Ga., she moved from Jacksonville to Suwannee 31 years ago.
She enjoyed growing flowers and cooking.
Survivors include her husband, William Shinholster of Suwannee; a son, Fred Stanley Boatright of Waverly, Ga.; two daughters, Eloise Williams of Waverly and Bearnese Hasty of Hilliard; a sister, Ruth Aspinwall of Odum, Ga.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
G. Hoyt Whipple
G. Hoyt Whipple of Gainesville died Wednesday at his home after a brief illness. He was 82.
Dr. Whipple was a professor emeritus of radiological health at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health. He also was a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Commission, the World Health Organization and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. He designed environmental surveys for nuclear power plants.
Born in San Francisco, he grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and moved from Tallahassee to Gainesville four years ago.
He received a bachelor's of science degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Rochester.
Dr. Whipple enjoyed bird-watching, nature, music and reading.
Survivors include his wife, Marta Whipple of Gainesville; two daughters, Elizabeth Whipple and Dr. Margaret Whipple; three sons, Andrew Whipple, Dana Whipple and Matthew Whipple; and one granddaughter.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the University of Florida Museum of Natural History.
Beulah Holman Howell
Beulah Holman Howell died Monday at her Gainesville residence. She was 69.
She was born in Sparta, Tenn., and moved to Gainesville from Nashville in 1979.
She worked as a medical technician at Shands at the University of Florida for 10 years.
Mrs. Howell belonged to the University Shands Golf League for 10 years.
Survivors include her husband, Herbert Howell of Gainesville; a daughter, Debra Cantrell of Nashville; six sisters, Esteline Cashdollar of Sparta, Dorothy McCall of Jackson, Miss., Pauline Bennett and Ernestine Holman, both of Sparta, Jean Clark of Nashville and Jo Howard of Memphis; and three brothers, Walter Holman Jr., Raymond Holman and Buford Holman, all of Sparta.
Peggy Saunders Latour
Peggy Saunders Latour died Monday at her Gainesville residence. She was 80.
She was born in Oxford, Ohio, and moved to Gainesville in 1946 when her husband was appointed to the faculty of the electrical engineering department at the University of Florida.
She was a member of the University Wive's Club and the Engineering Wive's Club.
She attended Florida Southern College for two years.
During World War II she was a volunteer with Traveler's Aid in Chicago.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a circle leader and moderator. She was a former president of the Women of the Church. She was also a member of Gainesville Church Women United.
She was a lifelong member of the Florida Historical Society, where she served on the board of directors and as secretary in the 1950s. She also was a member of the Alachua County Historical Society. She was a past regent of the Gainesville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Marinus H. Latour of Gainesville; and a sister, Joan Saunders Barker of Houston.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Florida Historical Society.
Karin Gena von Mering
Karin Gena von Mering died Monday at her Gainesville residence after an extended illness. She was 42.
She loved her work as a special education teacher and combined this with a passion for art. This passion carried throughout her life with all her friends.
Survivors include her husband, Arthur Eckroth of Gainesville; her father, Otto von Mering of Gainesville; a sister, Gretchen Maria of Medford, Mass.; and a brother, Gregory Otto of Gainesville.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Marjorie Borden Young
EDGEWATER -- Marjorie Borden Young of Edgewater died Sunday after an extended illness. She was 88.
Mrs. Young was born in Tampa, moved to Live Oak in 1948 and then moved to Edgewater in 1994.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Live Oak.
Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, David Young.
Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Young Prekup of Edgewater, Judy Young Stamper of Andrews, S.C., and Deborah Young of Tallahassee; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.