James Vernon Berdine, 65, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023.
Susan Elizabeth Roberts, 65, of Mary Esther, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
Stephen Michael Ducote, 59, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
Michael Preuss, 48, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023.
Khen Sao, 82 of Niceville, FL, passed away peacefully, on January 23, 2023.
Khen Sao was born in a rural village in northeastern Thailand on February 3, 1940. She married Youen Kang, a Cambodian soldier in 1971 and moved with him to Cambodia for 3 years before the civil war forced them to return to Thailand as refugees in 1974. They immigrated to the United States in 1978, sponsored by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Enterprise, AL. Over the
next few years they lived in Louisiana, Washington, North Carolina and Rhode Island before settling in Valparaiso, FL in 1995. They spent over 15 peaceful years in Valparaiso, raising their children and grandchildren. After a move to Texas in 2012, Khen Sao returned to Niceville in
2022 to be near her daughter and son.
Khen Sao is survived by her four children, Sary K. Gaines, Sao Ngan Kang, Chan Vuthy Kang, and David Kang; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and her step-daughter and three step-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Youen Kang.
Funeral arrangements are scheduled for Friday, February 3, 2023 with a viewing at 2:00 pm and a memorial service at 3:00 pm at Family - Funeral & Cremation, 101 Mary Esther Blvd, Mary Esther, FL 32569 (850)226-4240.
Alta Elizabeth Houston, 79, of Destin, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023.
Margie Clark, 48, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
Robert A. (Bob) Morey passed away on January 21, 2023, after an extended illness with COPD.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughters, Cheryl Lester, Deborah Hull, Michelle Schmidt, and 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Bob spent 40 years in the medical x-ray field mostly in Northern Wisconsin at Lakeland Memorial Hospital, Lakeland Medical Associates, and as Department Manager at Howard Young Medical Center.
After retiring in Wisconsin he moved to Destin, Florida where he worked at a small hospital. He later was maintenance supervisor at a large local condo.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Emerald Coast Hospice, 200 Grand Blvd., 205A, Miramar Beach, FL 32550.
In loving memory of our mother, Anna A. Castro, 64 years old, of Navarre, Florida unexpectedly and peacefully passed away on January 21, 2023, went to be with our Lord and Savior.
She was born in Bronx, New York and was a single mother of two. During her young years she worked as a Medical Assistant in New York until moving to Florida with her children in 1984. In Florida she was a housekeeper for various facilities and hotels. Her hobbies included watching her novelas (soap operas), diamond painting, cross stitching and taking care of her animals, who she truly adored.
Anna was always there for others when they needed help, counseling, helping with activities or just a shoulder to cry on. She was a strong woman. She instilled in her children the importance of family, hard work and doing what is right. She would always tell us to never give up on our dreams and keep fighting to move forward in life. Although she has departed this life here on Earth, she would still want her loved ones to continue moving forward
until they meet again.
Anna is survived by her children, Janet and Luis; Long-term partner, Rene; grandchildren, Evan, Britnie and Alex; and great grandchildren, Hayden, Gabriel and Malakai. She is also survived by sisters, Adela, Milagros, Olga and Elizabeth and brother, Elisberto. She is preceded in death by her mother, Juanita Betancourt and father, Agapito Rivera.
Note from her children:
Janet - Mom it was a blessing for me not only as your daughter, but as a nurse to be there for you and take care of you until your last breath. I know now you can join the Angels in heaven in peace. Although I may not hear your voice driving home from work, I know you will still hear mine. Thank you for telling me you are proud of me. I will forever cherish those last few weeks I got to spend with you in the hospital and know that you will forever be missed in mine and Britnie’s hearts. We will never forget you and we love you so much. Rest in peace now for there is no more suffering and I will see you again one day.
Luis – Mom, I love you, thank you for always being there for me when I needed you. Please continue to watch over me and my children. May you rest in peace. I love you.
Funeral arrangements are scheduled for Monday, January 30th, 2023, with visitation from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 5627 North Davis Highway, Pensacola, Florida. There will be a procession to Barrancas National Cemetery at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola for our final prayer and
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the charities below in her memory.
Lupus Foundation: https://www.lupus.org/give/ways-to-give
Tree Planting: www.thegiftedtree.com/memorial-gift-tree/
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Stanley Brian Finkel, 69, of Miramar Beach, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
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