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Gainesville - Lou White DeLaney, 81, longtime resident of Gainesville, Florida, died Sunday, May 12, 2013 at her home, following a long illness.

Mrs. DeLaney was born in Fort Myers. She grew up in Jacksonville where she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. In Jacksonville Mrs. DeLaney was active in the choir of Riverside Presbyterian Church and The Little Theatre (now Theatre Jacksonville).

Mrs. DeLaney graduated from the University of Florida where she was active in drama department productions and Kappa Delta Sorority. She is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Delta Kappa Gamma Education Sorority. She was a librarian for 15 years in the Alachua County School System, retiring from Gainesville High School.

She served as president of the Alachua County Medical Alliance for 1985 - 1986. She was on the Board of the Howe Society, a support group for the Special Collections Department of the University of Florida Libraries, serving twice as its president. She also served on the boards of The Center for the Performing Arts and Friends of Music. Mrs. DeLaney was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church where she was a lay reader for many years. She was also a member of the Azalea Garden Club.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Allen Y. DeLaney, M.D. of Gainesville and brother, Albert R. House of Houston, Texas.

She is survived by five sons, Joseph S. White III (Rebecca) and Stewart B. White of Gainesville, Allen G. DeLaney, M.D. (Mary) of Ashburn, Virginia and Sand Point, Idaho, Philip A. DeLaney (Phyllis) and Bruce DeLaney (Paula) of Gainesville; daughter, Elizabeth Smith (Jeffrey) of Gainesville; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two sisters, Dorothy E. House and Pauline H. Pates of Gainesville.

Memorial Services will be conducted Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 NE First Street.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to UF Foundation, P.O. Box 14425 Gainesville, FL 32604, for the Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration or University of Florida Performing Arts Center.




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Published in Gainesville Sun from May 15 to May 17, 2013
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