Elaine De Mondragon Wilson, 84 of Lake City passed away on Wednesday October 3rd 2012 in the Haven Hospice Care Center in Lake City FL.
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She was born in New York City, New York, to the late Nellie Bowers and Ignacio De Mondragon. She had no siblings and spent her childhood attending grade school and high school in New York City. Elaine was married several times and relocated to Miami, FL in the early 1950's. Elaine worked in the retail industry for many years in various areas including distributing children's clothing to large department store buyers. She also worked for a number of years in a bookkeeping capacity for various businesses including automotive service and salvage. After several years in the south Florida area, she settled in Lake City in 1988.
Elaine loved meeting people and was an integral part of Nearly New Consignment, in Lake City for over 19 years. She leaves behind a multitude of friends whose lives she touched in a special way. Her hobby's included collecting Dolls of all kinds and she was a creative and talented jewelry designer.
She is survived by a daughter, Ramona Richman and son William (Debbie) French of Lake City. She also leaves grandchildren Michael (Jessica) French, Jason (Alana) French, of Vero Beach; Quincy (Mindy) Shindelbower, of Woodstock, GA; And Garrison Shindelbower, Gainesville FL. Great Grandchildren Michael French Jr, Jazmine French, Jason French Jr, And Karma Star French all of Vero Beach.
A Memorial service for Elaine will be held at 2:00PM Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Haven Hospice Chapel, with Pastor Louie Mabrey officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Haven Hospice of the Suwanee Valley, 6037 US Hwy 90 West, Lake City . Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, (386) 752-1954, 3596 S U.S. HWY 441, Lake City, Fl. 32025.
Published in Lake City Reporter on Oct. 12, 2012