Kara Lindsey Allen, age 39, was born on June 8, 1981 in Fargo, North Dakota and raised in Pensacola, FL until her untimely passing on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Even as a young girl it became evident Kara embodied the essence of a kind heart and nurturing spirit. She had an affection for swimming and was a valued member of the East Hill swim team as a child. Some of her most treasured memories centered around trips to the family hardware store and days spent with her Dad. More recently, she looked forward to taking out of town trips with her Dad to various cities across the country.
Kara also expressed an appreciation for painting landscapes with her grandpa’s brushes, and an unabashed fondness for dressing up in her grandma’s jewelry. Above all else, was Kara’s immeasurable love and sincere devotion to her family and friends. She spent a portion of every summer with her Mom and Grandparents in Minnesota enjoying time on the farms of all her family in that area.
She attended Woodham High School in Pensacola where she inevitably became known for her friendly personality and welcoming disposition. Kara never met a stranger in her life and loved all animals big or small. Kara often served as a beacon of light for those in need of solace and comfort, animals, and humans alike. People were drawn to her lighthearted nature and quirky sense of humor; with Kara, there was never a dull moment.
Kara is preceded in death by grandfather, Don Halvorson of Moorhead, MN; grandmother, Joyce Allen of Milton, FL and cousin, Andrew J. S. Allen of Gainesville, Ga.
She is survived by her adoring parents, Brad Allen and Brenda Owen, in addition to stepfather Jimmy Owen; grandmother, Linda Halvorson of Moorhead, MN; grandfather, William ‘Bill’ Allen of Pensacola, FL; sisters, Lindsay Owen (Justin) Cooey, and Emily Owen (Taylor) Gray, all of Pensacola, FL; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Please join us in her memory for a Memorial Service on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 5627 North Davis Highway, Pensacola, FL 32503. Visitation will be from 2:00-3:00pm with service at 3:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her honor to either the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter, 4451 Pine Forest Road, Milton, FL 32583 or the Escambia County Animal Shelter, 200 W Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, FL 32501.
Tor O. Enge, 86, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020.
Barbara Quinn Davis, 88, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020.
Steven Lionel Trundy, 63, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020.
Rodney Dermont Smith, 50, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020.
Doris Watson, 62, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020.
James Jefferson, 70, of Bonifay, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020.
Janice Lee Modesitt, 76, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020.
Connie Lynn Carreker, 70, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020.
William Semple Spiegel, Jr., 95, of Pace, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020. He was born on November, 17, 1924 in Highland Park, Michigan to William Semple Spiegel, Sr. and Maxine Berdett. He attended Baldwin High School and Michigan State University where he played four years of football. He was also in the Army Air Corp for two years.
William was a real estate broker in Michigan before moving to Houston, TX. He sold cars at McDavid Oldsmobile before retiring and moving to Pace, Florida in 1991. He loved reading books and had a Degree in English Literature from M.S.U.
His high school Sweetheart was Amelia “Amy” Roosevelt, niece of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He loved animals, smoking his pipe and painting. He was a comedian and was loved by everyone that ever met him.
William is survived by his sons, William S. Spiegel, III, Scott E. Spiegel, Stuart C. Spiegel and Steve Spiegel; daughter, Patricia Majgi; grandson, William S. Spiegel, IV; granddaughters, Amanda N. Spiegel, Stacy Ann Luzod and Aimee M. Majdi Kovan; great-grandsons, William S. Spiegel, V, Sid Bickerstaff and Kane Bickerstaff and great-granddaughters, Starla Bickerstaff and Jewel Bickerstaff.
A Committal Service will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 9:30am at Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola, FL 32508. The procession will meet at Olive Baptist Church-Warrington Campus, 103 West Winthrop Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32507 at 9:00am.
John Lyle Hancock, 77, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020.
Misty Celeste Pollard, 43, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
James C. Northcutt, 91, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Cynthia (Cindy) Fell passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital on June 24, 2020. Cindy was born in Baton Rouge and loved her LSU Tigers. She was a 3rd generation graduate. She was a long-time resident of Pensacola. She grew up on Pensacola Beach, and fondly told the stories of her youth: carrying laundry to the cleaners, working in the gift shop near Flounder’s, driving across 3-Mile Bridge at all hours of the night, sneaking in to Kevin’s En LaPlaya, and walking the beach all night long. She was the type of friend every person wanted to have - loyal, compassionate, and giving of her time. She was a devoted mother - from leading the search for a kidney for her oldest son to walking her youngest through the neighborhood for trick-or-treat…her two boys knew they were loved. She was a devoted wife - the person that pushed me to be better and to try to obtain my career goals. My wife is now gone and I am a rudderless boat. Her biggest joys were spending time with her sons, traveling, and having a nice glass of wine with friends and talking about their lives. She was always ready for a boat ride, ideally to Ft. McRae, to meet with special friends. Cindy was always the good friend, the one that remembered special occasions, the one that was willing to help a person in need, and the one that truly cared about what the other person thought & felt. Her sweet spirit and unconditional love will be forever remembered.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Susan Brittingham Schutzman, her father, Robert Schutzman Sr., and her sisters, Sharon & Dana.
he is survived by her husband Keith Sr.; her sons, Keith Jr. & Parker; her brother, Robert Schutzman Jr., and her sister, Susan Glover.
Due to COVID-19 social-gathering restrictions, a small, by invitation only service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church Pensacola. Being a long-time member in the Pensacola community with many friends, the family plans to hold a “Celebration of her Life” event in the near future. In lieu of flowers, we ask you make a donation in Cindy’s honor to Covenant Care. We ask this to show our gratitude for the compassionate care Cindy received during her final days. Donations may be sent to Covenant Care by mail (5041 N. 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32504) or through www.choosecovenant.org.
Michael David “Dinky” Berube left this world June 24, 2020.
He was born in Pensacola, on November 21, 1955, the second of six children in the Berube family. He lived most of his life in Pensacola, but traveled to Arizona to work construction in his younger years. Mike enjoyed fishing, working on cars and projects around the house. He was a delivery truck driver before he retired in 2012.
His mother, Jane Berube passed away in 2015.
“Dinky” (his family nickname) is survived by his long time girlfriend, Fay Simmons; father, Roland Berube; sisters, Andrea Caprara and Laura King and brothers, Mark Berube, Eric Berube and Randy Berube; along with numerous in laws, nephews, nieces and extended family.
Mike will be interred at Bayview Memorial Park in Pensacola.
Theresa Ann St. Croix, 55, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
Leann M. Slayton, 63, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020.
Erika Leigh Weberg, 37, of New Orleans, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020.
Robert Edward Reynolds, 82, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020.
Joseph Walter Cook, Jr., 71, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020.
Born in Philadelphia on November 25, 1948, Joseph Cook spent his early childhood in the City of Brotherly Love. At an early age, Joe reportedly had to walk uphill both ways to school in the snow with newspaper stuffed in his shoes for warmth. It’s hard to say if this experience contributed to one of his two lifelong passions, but it should be noted that Joe became a sailor, not a downhill skier. At the ripe old age of 11, Joe felt the call of the sea and began the construction of what would become the first of many sailboats built by his hands. His mother, overcome with the news of his newfound passion, joyously exclaimed “get out of my kitchen...there’s probably some stuff you can use down at the surplus army/navy store...use it somewhere else...” Luckily, his passion for sailing was matched by an almost super natural talent for woodworking. Using his native carpentry skills and surplus canvas, a spirited and capable vessel was born. Borrowing a neighbor’s wagon and enlisting some friends' help, the boat was towed down to the Delaware River on a sunny day in March, and Joe set forth on the journey of a lifelong love of sailing, one he would share and instill in so many others. A natural born sailor, I’m sure he beat Washington’s time on his first Delaware River crossing that cool March afternoon.
Whether it was his passion for the sea or his spirit for service to others, a career in the USN was soon to follow. After graduating from Father Judge High School in Philadelphia, he joined the Navy and upon graduation was selected as Honor man of his company in the navy “Cook was selected Honorman of his company by his company commander and fellow recruits on the basis of his high initiative, outstanding military bearing, leadership ability, pride in the Navy, adaptability to military training and because he displayed a high example to his shipmates.” He went on to serve with distinction at every level, including a tour in Vietnam.
It was also during this time Joe was to discover his number one lifelong passion, his wife Rose. He would pursue this passion for the rest of his days, raising a son and daughter together. All who knew Joe, knew him as “Joe and Rose”, and the two were rarely apart. When Joe was elected Commodore of Grand Lagoon Yacht Club, Rose became “Momma-dore”. A carpenter’s spirit to the end, Joe never stopped building his love for Rose, his children, and grandchildren.
After leaving the Navy in 1970, Joe would go on to use and teach his considerable carpentry and building skills. Long before the days of HGTV, Joe could be found consulting, designing, and building. Along the way, he received his degree from Temple University, Magna Cum Laude of course because he never built anything halfway. While we can’t say with certainty that everything he did was open concept and white cabinets, it can be said that when it came to carpentry and architectural engineering, Joe Cook had few peers. His ability to create with his own hands was a talent too rare to hide, and soon he was teaching vocational education. Joe’s eye for design would lead to many consulting jobs for various bathroom and kitchen companies. If HGTV had been a thing, Joe would have had a show, although we suspect he might have questioned some of the buyer’s odd requests. Such that it was, he served as an instructor and Site Coordinator for the National Association of Home Builders. Even as good as Joe was with his hands, he was even better at inspiring others to use their own. He would finish his career as a Program Manager with Americorp and eventually the Volunteer Coordinator for the VA. With Joe leading by example, his team’s helped build communities all over the country and recover from disasters like Hurricane Katrina.
Upon retiring from a life of service and helping others find the strength in their own hands, Joe and Rose moved to Pensacola. Here, Joe continued to pursue his two passions, sailing and his wife Rose. Even though he had officially retired from a life of service, he never stopped volunteering and helping out those around him. Long standing member of Grand Lagoon Yacht club, he served as the Fleet Captain and as Commodore. It might be said that at least half the screws holding the dock and buildings together came from his hands. Many a person learned to sail from Joe’s instruction on a day out sailing Big Lagoon in his schooner, Spirit. Spirit was a graceful sight on Big Lagoon, and always one to watch. Joe’s ability to handle a large boat as if it were a row boat was legendary. If he had been piloting the Titanic, they would not have hit the iceberg. He probably would have circled it so folks could get pictures, then headed on. One busy summer weekend, a sailboat was seen entering the crowded anchorage at Fort Pickens. It was a typical holiday weekend, with boats anchored so close that one could almost walk across the anchorage and not get wet. Upon seeing a sailboat approach under sail, growing concern turned to admiration as we watched Joe deftly tack Spirit through the anchorage and back...under sail...single handed...while waving and smiling...passing near enough to say hello. We suspect that he did the same thing on the Delaware River those many years ago.
Joe may have sailed past us for the moment and waved farewell, but we have no doubt that he will sail by us again soon.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.
“Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.”
Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Frankie Dwayne Wilson, 43, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020.
Agnes S. Weber, age 103, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2020. She was born in Earl Park, IN to Michael and Anna Strasburger and was raised on a farm in Oxford, OH by her aunt (maternal) and uncle, Dora and Clarence Schwegman.
In 1934 she graduated from Stewart High School in Oxford and in July 1939 married J. Marshall Weber, beginning a 57-year loving marriage. After living for 18 years in Cleveland, OH, where Marshall was a school teacher, the family moved to Gainesville, FL, where Agnes assisted her husband in a small home-construction and real-estate business. Later, they lived in Crescent Beach, FL during the winter months and in Lake Toxaway, NC during the summer months. In 1986 they settled into a retirement community, Top of the World, in Ocala, FL, where Agnes was a member of the Ocala West United Methodist Church. After her husband’s death in 1996, Agnes lived independently until age 97 when she moved to the home of her son James “Jim” Weber in Pensacola in December 2013. Agnes was a devoted wife and a loving mother to her two children. She was also an avid golfer and bridge player.
Agnes was preceded in death by her son Jim by only a few days.
Survivors include her daughter Carol Weber of Alexandria, VA: one grandson, Michael (Sherrie) Weber of Lakeland, FL; four granddaughters, Angela (Tyler) Soderlind, Maria (Ryan) Christopher, Teresa (Ben) Cannington, and Jamee (Matt) Bush, and their mother Frances Campus, all of Pensacola and eleven great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Emerald Coast Hospice, Waterford at Creekside, and caregivers Rosalia and Christel for their devoted attention to Agnes in her final days. The family will hold a private memorial service in honor of Agnes’s life.
On Saturday, June 20, 2020, Sandra Jill Payne was granted her angel wings.
Jill was born on July 12, 1950 in Johnson City, TN to Lee and Maude Payne. She graduated from Tech High in Pensacola, FL and went on to become a Beautician. She then moved to Tampa, FL, where she worked for Marriott Tampa Airport for over 30 years. After retiring from Marriott, she moved back to Pensacola, FL to be with family.
Jill loved extravagantly and had a laugh that would fill a room with Joy. She was independent and strong willed and stood up for her love of God and family. She never met a stranger. She had a heart of gold and would always feed anyone that needed a meal or give them anything she had that they might need. She was the best Aunt you could possibly have.
Jill was preceded in death by her father, Lee Payne and mother, Maude Payne. She is survived by her twin sister, Susan Magashazy; her brothers, Tommy Payne (Nancy), Ben Payne (Teri) and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Per her request, there will be no services.
Miss me but let me go
When I come to the end of the day,
And the sun has set for me.
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love we once shared.
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take,
And each must go alone.
It’s all part of the maker’s plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know.
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,
Miss me, but let me go.
Louise Palmer Oelschlager, 80, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020.
David Clifton Childress, 74, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020.