Francis A. Connolly, 87, of Morriston, Florida passed away, Monday, May 16, 2022.
Dennis George Brunson, 68, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away, Saturday, May 14, 2022.
Daniel Lowell Howard, 56, of Destin, Florida passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022.
Laura L. Hill, 50, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
Ronald Lee Jackson, 69, of Crestview, Florida passed away, Monday May 9, 2022.
Constance Marion Borzych (Connie), resident of Fort Walton Beach, passed away peacefully at Westwood Nursing and Convalescent Home May 9th, 2022 at the age of 79.
Connie was born in Pensacola, FL on December 20, 1942 to Theodore P and Marion L Booras. Connie attended school in Pensacola, graduating from Pensacola High School and Pensacola Junior College. She obtained her degree in education from Troy State University and a masters from Cal State San Bernadino. Connie taught education in Okaloosa County Schools and in the Huntsville Alabama school system. She was a great educator inspiring the best from her students, siblings, children, and grandchildren. After her marriage to Capt. Conrad Borzych at the Eglin Air Force Base Chapel in 1969, she started her journey as military spouse to Tampa, FL, Phoenix, AZ, Saxmundom, England, Apple Valley, CA, and Langen, Germany. She was able to take trips to Norway, Greece, Scotland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, various places in Germany including Berlin before the wall fell, a trip to France including Lourdes, Pisa, Pompei, Venice, Italy and the Vatican, and many other wonderful adventures with her family. In midlife she contracted Multiple Sclerosis, resulting in significant changes to her life activities. Upon her husband's retirement, the family returned to Fort Walton Beach to be near her parents and siblings and to raise her three children.
Connie is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Conrad; daughters Christina and Patricia; son Todd; daughter-in-law Migle; and grandchildren, Frankie, Adeline, Sofia, Genevieve, and Solen; brother, Theodore; sister, Patricia; brother-in-law, Bill (Morrison); and nephew, Robert.
The long period of her being homebound was punctuated by trips to Gainsville and Cambridge for her daughter's and son's graduations and Washington, DC for her son's wedding as well as Rowley, MA for Christmas with her daughter and family. She attended St. Mary's Catholic Church and for many years was a regular at local Multiple Sclerosis meetings and enjoyed going to the Fort Walton Beach Library. She was generally a happy girl, even in the years following her contraction of Multiple Sclerosis, perhaps due in part her positive outlook on life and because of the unwavering support she received from her husband throughout the 36 years of life with M.S. As a result of that support, after her many adventures in Europe and around the world, she led a peaceful life with her family here in Fort Walton Beach, Her family remembers her as very kind, caring, and loving woman.
A time of visitation will be Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 10:30 AM followed directly by a funeral service at 11 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Doug Halsema officiating, in coordination with Family-Funeral & Cremation of Mary Esther, FL, with burial at a later date in St. Paul, Nebraska.
Michael Edward Bledsoe "Eddie", 59, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Miramar Beach, Florida. He was born in Pensacola, Florida on January 7, 1963 to Emmett O'Neal Bledsoe, Jr. and Nancy Jo Bledsoe (nee Seeber).
He attended Choctawhatchee High School where his love began for music as a Style marcher as a "Big Green Indian". He later went on to attend Okaloosa-Walton Community College, enrolling in courses he enjoyed like his father, Eddie was a talented musician and was not stranger to any instrument. In his earlier years, he took part in local bands doing what he loved to do-play music. He was a skilled painter, carpenter, and a man of many trades. He loved the beach, spending time with his grandchildren, and a good seafood restaurant. He had a very outgoing personality. He was never at a loss for words or never met a stranger.
Eddie is survived by his daughters, Brittany (fiance' Joey Seubert) Moore, Brandie (Andrew) Collins and Alexa Bledsoe; grandchildren, Jayden and Mackenzie Emery, and Kara Collins; brother, David Bledsoe; niece, Lauren; and nephew, Corbin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nancy J. and Emmett O. Bledsoe, Jr; brother, Richard Bledsoe and numerous family members.
A Celebration of Eddie's life will be held Sunday, May 29, 2022 in Sanctuary of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 201 St. Mary Avenue SW, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548 beginning at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Roger Peadro officiating. A time of visitation will be held thirty minutes prior to the service.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Christian Church in memory of the Bledsoe family.
Cremation is entrusted to Family-Funeral & Cremation of Mary Esther, Florida (850)226-4240.
Jimmy Lynn Whitfield, 61, of Niceville, Florida passed away Friday, May 6, 2022.
David Bouchette, 61, of Destin, Florida, passed peacefully in his sleep on May 5th, 2022. He fought the good fight; he finished the race, and has remained faithful.
He was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on February 3rd, 1961, to Theodore Jr. and Sharon Bouchette. He married Rebecca, his high school sweetheart, in 1980. They were together for 42 years.
David was a master craftsman and most recently was partnered with his sons at Maccabee's Cabinets where he was a designer and cabinetmaker.
David is survived by his wife Rebecca; five sons and two daughter-in-law, Nicholas, Peter, Stephen and Sarah, Michael, and Patrick and Courtney; six grandchildren, as well as his parents, Ted and Sherry; three brothers and three sisters, Ted, Chris, Laurie, Dan, Cathy, and Sarah; and many nieces and nephews. His family was his treasure on earth and his relationship with his Creator is his treasure in Heaven.
Funeral arrangements are scheduled for noon on Thursday, May 12th, 2022 at Old Bethel Cemetery in Crestview, Florida. A Celebration of life will follow at Airport Road Church of Christ in Crestview, Florida.
Adele G. Wockenfuss, 97, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
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