Nona Louise (Weezie) Dertod, 83 passed away peacefully with family by her side, Thursday, June 20, 2019. She was born in Winter Park, Florida September 3, 1935. Louise was a passionate Christian and devoted her life in serving the Lord. Louise was a member of Kress Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church in Winter Park, Fl. She had a God giving gift of being a caregiver ALL her life by caring not only for her family, but her hospital family and patients. Louise retired from the Florida Hospital in 2008 at the age of 73.
Her career with Florida hospital was from 1974 - 2008 totally 34 years. Prior to Florida Hospital, she was the Nursing Director at Stetson University in the late 60's, also worked at Leesburg Regional Medical in the early 70's. Louise's education started at Southern College of Seventh Day Adventists in Collegedale, Tn. Then receiving her Nursing degree at Hinsdale Sanitarium and Hospital School of Nursing in Illinois in 1961. Louise was also certified in Psychiatric Nursing and Missionary Nursing. Louise had a thirst for knowledge, always wanting to read and learn, always needing to know a better way. She went back to college at Rollins College in Winter Park and received her BA in Psychology while working full time and full time caregiver for her Mother.
Louise's Love and Devotion for her family and Career family and to serve others, was what was most important to her. That was her entire life. So, when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's her family decided to join the journey with her and be by her side all the way to the end. Although that path wasn't always easy, it was an HONOR and PRIVILEDGE to care for her in her time of need till the end.
She is survived by her nieces, Tracy Cook (Danny) of Havana, Fl., Kathy Boehler (Dan) of Denver, Co., Pam O'Connell of Casper, Wy., Karrie Lynn Rodgers of Dry Ridge, Ky.
Her nephews, Scott Zimmerman of Casper, Wo., and Steve Zimmerman (Mary) of Rapid City, SD.
12 Great Nieces and Nephews and 18 Great Great Nieces and Nephews.
As you can see, Weezie was blessed and well loved by many.
She was preceded in death by her father Ennis Moore, her mother Nona Moore, her sister Dorothy Phillips, her brother Earl Moore, her nephews Rick Holland and Mike Holland.
A grave side service will be held at Glenn Haven Cemetery in Winter Park, Fl. Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 10:30 in the morning. Faith Funeral Home is in charge of Arrangements. Www.faithfuneralhome.com or 850.539.4300.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider the following:
Alzheimer's Project, 301 East 3rd. st. Tallahassee, FL. 32303
Alzheimer's Association, 2180 W. State Road 434, Longwood FL. 32779
The family would like to take this opportunity to say a very special "Thank you" for the loving care given to our Weezie by Linda Williams and her staff in Tallahassee for the last 3 years…
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