OBITUARY: Jean Cotten Blum

Jeanne Cotten Blum, a pioneering female executive at IBM and an arts and civic leader in Brooklyn and New York, died Wednesday May 16, 2108. She was 98. Born Nov. 24, 1919 in New York, Jeanne Cotten Blum was the daughter of Madeline Lynch Cotten and Chester Cotten, a Colorado civil engineer. As a child, […]

Obituary: Byong Uk Chung

On April 28, 2018 Byong Uk Chung, MD of Boca Grande and formerly of Barrington Hills, Illinois, passed away peacefully after a long illness. He was born on October 20, 1934 in Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Chung graduated from Kyungi High School in 1949 and did his premedical studies at Seoul National University. While  there, […]

Obituary: Dean L. Beckstead

Laurier Donald Dean Beckstead, 74, passed away peacefully at his Palm Island home in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 25, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 18, 1943 and raised in Emerson, Manitoba, Canada. His family was part of the Beckstead family that pioneered the Canadian movement west, […]

Obituary Dean L. Beckstead

Laurier Donald Dean Beckstead, 74, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at his home on Palm Island surrounded by loved ones. He was born on July 18, 1943. A full obituary will run at a later date. Services will be held at Englewood United Methodist Church on Tuesday, […]

Obituary: Vernon Armour

Vernon Armour, 90, died of natural causes on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Vernon was born in Lake Forest, IL to Lester and Leola Stanton Armour on July 1, 1927. He was preceded in death by his wife Linda Freeman Armour, and siblings Elizabeth Hollins, Lester Jr. and T. Stanton Armour. He is survived by his […]

Obituary: Doris L. Daughtrey Hargis

Doris Doris L. Daughtrey Hargis, 90, of Englewood, FL passed away March 31, 2018. She was born February 22, 1928 in Arcadia. Doris and her husband, Terry, owned the first motel in Boca Grande, The Tarpon Inn. She was an avid fisherman, hunter and owned a successful lawn care service on Boca Grande for many […]

Services for Freddy Futch Saturday, April 7

A  Celebration of Life for Freddy M. Futch, who died on February 13, 2018, will be held this Saturday, April 7 at 1 p.m. at the Crowninshield Community House on Banyan Street. Freddy was born on January 10, 1933 on Gasparilla Island, the sixth child of Rayford “Sug” Futch and Pearl Lowe Futch. His early […]

Obituary: David ‘Dewey’ Henson

David Ray Henson, known to most as “Dewey,” age 57, of Rotonda West, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at his Charlotte County residence. Born on March 25, 1960 in Dallas, Texas to the late Robert and Jeanine Combs Henson, he had been a resident of Florida for 18 years after coming from Vail, […]

Many thanks from the Royal Palm Players

To the Editor: Royal Palm Players has closed a memorable season, which included sell-out performances of “Duets,” “Boca Girls,” “Don’t Drink the Water” and “My Fair Lady,” reinstatement of the Literature Forum as a regular part of the season and a marvelous  finale concert version of “Mame.” A lot of people both on and behind […]

Obituary: In memory of artist Lise Yust

■ WRITTEN BY SHARON MCKENZIE There are times in your life when someone crosses your path and leaves a marked impact on your life. A person who touches you so profoundly that immediate despair sets in when you are told they have passed. This was my friend, Lise I just learned that she lost her […]