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Hayes, Linda Linda Marie Hayes, 74, of Debary passed away on April 5, 2014 with her family at her side. She graduated Western Michigan University then went on to get her Masters in computer science at the University of Central Florida in August of 1997. Linda was a math teacher at Portland High School in Michigan, and then moved to Florida in 1974 where she taught math & computer science at Winter Park High School. She was one of the original teachers of Florida Virtual School which at that time was called Florida High School. After retiring from Florida Virtual School, Linda took on yet another venture with Kennesaw State University in Georgia where she taught teachers how to teach online courses. After Kennesaw, Linda went to work part time at Walt Disney World. She was a council member for Orlandia Heights HOA and an active member & officer at Debary Four Towns Moose Lodge. She was the pillar of the family opening their home to all family and friends whenever a celebration or event occurred. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard I "Mike" "Buster" Hayes, her sons Kenneth Collier, Martin Hayes and Don Gambino, her grandson Nicholas Hayes and her great-granddaughter Ashlyn Skye Abernethy. She is survived by her daughters Lorinda Saunders, Deborah Stephenson, Michelle Gambino and Beatrice Collier, her sons Michael Hayes, Mitchell Hayes and Mark Hayes. She is also survived by her brother Thomas (LuAnn) Cooke and her sister Judith (Robert) Calkins and several nieces and nephews, 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Community United Methodist Church on Wednesday 4/9/14 at 11am with lunch after service. Viewing will begin at 10am. The cemetery service will be at 2:30pm at Highland Memory Gardens in Apopka. The family requests in lieu of flowers to please make donation to the Methodist Children's Home in Enterprise, FL
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Apr. 8, 2014
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