|Birth: ||Nov. 25, 1919|
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 2006|
ORANGE CITY - Florence Pancoast Chamberlin, 87, died June 28, 2006, at John Knox Village. Burial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at the Fort Call Cemetery in Union County. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 9, at John Knox Village in Orange City.
Mrs. Chamberlin, a fifth-generation Floridian, was born in Tampa, and was a graduate of the P.K. Yonge School at the University of Florida. She was a granddaughter of Joseph Lafayette Matthews, a prominent landowner and banker in Alachua County during the 1920s and 1930s.
It was said "Florence will be remembered for her talented work as an artist, her tireless support of the community and her elegant and adventuresome spirit. Florence was a true lady, gracious, loving, humorous, artistic and an enviable hostess who made her home a comfortable, welcoming beacon to her family and friends. She strove for perfection, but like all of us, didn't quite achieve that impossibility."
She did achieve the ability to make perfect popcorn and yogurt from scratch by the gallon. She loved horses, dogs, hardware stores, travel, ethnic food, unusual belts and watermelon. She had made a list of all the things she wanted to do before she died, including driving the Alaska Highway and riding in a hot-air balloon, both of which she accomplished. She worked hard to meet her personal goals, and brought joy and laughter to her family and friends.
Mrs. Chamberlin was preceded in death by her first husband, Roe Huey Wilkins. She is survived by her husband, Duncan; one son, Stephen Wilkins of Daytona Beach; one daughter, Roe Wilkins Linzee and her husband, Thomas Linzee Jr., of Fairhaven, Mass; and two grandsons, Evan and Travis Whittington.
Memorial donations may be made to The Conservation Trust of Florida, P.O. Box 134, Micanopy, FL 32667. Allen-Summerhill was in charge.
Roe Huey Wilkins (1916 - 1977)*
Fort Call Cemetery
Created by: Paul Tillis
Record added: Feb 02, 2009
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