Frances "Kay" MacDougall
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April 20, 2013
Frances "Kay" MacDougall, 76, of Estero, Florida, passed away suddenly April 20, 2013. She was born March 25, 1937, in Saginaw, Michigan, and was the daughter of the late Dr. Frank K and Emily R. Beck. Kay moved to Florida in 1981 and became a resident, spending four months a year at her second home in Fontana, Wisconsin. After selling her northern home, she became a year-round Florida resident.
She participated as a Director of Lee Mental Health for more than 20 years and was active as a fund raiser for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Kay was a world traveler and loved to visit remote islands and exotic destinations. She was an avid bridge player and a longtime member of The Forest Country Club.
Kay is survived by her a sister Barbara Knowles of Port Huron, Michigan, two great nieces, Christina and Jennifer Knowles, and a great great niece Amarah Knowles. Also surviving is longtime friend, Thomas E. Long of Wheaton, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Peter K. Gilmore and Christopher E. Gilmore, niece Kayann Knowles, and nephew Mike (Myles) Knowles.
Private services were held.
Memorials may be made to the Kay MacDougall and Sons Memorial Fund, c/o The Southwest Florida Community Foundation, 8260 College Parkway, Ste. 101, Fort Meyers, FL 33919.
Published in The News-Press on Sept. 22, 2013