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LILLIAN DOUGLAS, 97
Orange City, FL - Lillian Douglas Hogenboom, 97, died on Monday, November 19th, 2012 in Orange City where she had resided at John Knox Village since 1995.
She was born March 9, 1915, in Weirsdale, Florida, the second of six children of Robert Duke and Christina Russell Douglas. Lillian attended the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Florida State College for Women,
Tallahassee, Florida and the American Institute of Foreign Trade, Glendale, Arizona. She also furthered her education by taking numerous short courses.
Before serving for one and a half years in the Women's Army Corps, Lillian worked for B. B. McCormick & Sons Engineering in the Accounting Department at Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Most of her adult life, she served as Officer Manager/Accountant for her father's several business endeavors, beginning with the General Mercantile business, then Douglas Chemical Products, ending in Citrus Production and Marketing. Before her marriage in 1965, she was a realtor serving the south Marion County area.
Lillian married Reverend Leonard S. Hogenboom in 1965. Together they spent five years in the Philippine Islands as fraternal workers in the United Church of Christ. There they served as representatives of five U.S. denominations as Field Secretary and Treasurer of the Philippines Interboard Office. Lillian was a member of the Weirsdale Presbyterian Church where she served as Elder and as a member of the Presbyterian
Women. Over the years she participated in many community organizations including the Marion County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Lake Weir American Legion Post and Board of Trustees of the Duvall Home for Retarded Children in Glenwood, Florida. She was a member of Chapter AN, P.E.O. of Deland, Florida. Lillian also enjoyed art and traveling.
Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Leonard S. Hogenboom (2003); her sister, Eleanor Douglas Barrineau (1993); and three brothers, Dr. R. Hugh Douglas (2004), Dr. Russell V. Douglas (2002), and Clifford Douglas (1929). Lillian is survived by her brother, Dr. William M. Douglas of Orlando, FL. Other survivors include two stepsons, Stephen B. Hogenboom (Martha) of Hendersonville, NC and David L. Hogenboom (Anne) of Easton, PA; a niece; Sallie L. Douglas of Orlando, FL; two nephews, Douglas Barrineau (Diane) of Sparta, GA and Russell V. Douglas, Jr. (Stephanie) of Miami, FL; great niece, Lauren Vejjajiva (Jonathan) of Marietta, GA; great nephew, Douglas Barrineau, Jr. of Albuquerque, NM; five step grandchildren, Bruce Hogenboom (Karen) of Georgetown, PA, Daniel Hogenboom (Elisabetta) of Brookline, MA, Andrew Hogenboom of Bratislava, Slovakia, Julie Mancuso (Thomas) of Los Angeles, CA, Emily Clary (Erik) of San Siego, CA; four step great-grandchildren and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins of Florida and Pennsylvania.
A memorial service will be held at the Weirsdale Presbyterian Church on Saturday, December 8th at 11 a.m. with The Reverend Charlie Rumpel officiating. Friends will be greeted afterward in Douglas Hall. There will be a private internment at Greenwood Cemetery near Weirsdale. A memorial service for friends at John Knox Village, Orange City, FL will be held in the chapel on Monday, December 10th at 2:00 pm with Dr. James Patterson officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Nov. 29 to Nov. 30, 2012