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Inskeep, Inda King "" 92, died peacefully in her sleep at home in Altamonte Springs on June 7, 2013. Born in Samson, Alabama in 1920, she lived most of her life in the Orlando area, settling in Winter Park. She is predeceased by her parents, Willie Maude King Dawsey and George Dallas King, as well as 12 siblings, and her husband of 43 years, Russell. After graduating from Walton High School in 1938, she worked as an elementary school teacher, married and became a homemaker. She later learned stenography and in1954 became an executive secretary at the U.S. Air Force NCO Academy in Orlando, and retired from the U.S. Naval Training Equipment Center in 1974. Inda loved cooking for family and friends, sewing, music, cross-word puzzles, contract bridge, reading, oil-painting, and the adventure of travel. After being widowed in her forties, she toured Europe on her own, then again later with Russell. They traveled to China together and witnessed the Tiananmen Square uprisings in 1989. After retirement the couple traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Alaska, and Canada with Inda serving as navigator and archivist for their trips. The Inskeeps loved their summer home in Linville, North Carolina, and enjoyed entertaining their children and grandchildren there for many years. A talented self-taught painter, Inda was included in a group exhibition, From Grandmother's Brush, at the Orlando Museum of Art in 2001. She particularly enjoyed capturing rural scenes from North Carolina after "falling in love with the scenery" there. She said art made her more "observant and appreciative" of her travel experiences. "I try to absorb everything I see on my trips. I get so emotional about art-especially great art," she said. "It enriches your soul. Survivors include daughter Linda T. Carpenter of Winter Park, son George Mayo and his wife, Paula, of Alexandria, Virginia, stepdaughter Karen Caine and her husband, John, of Jacksonville, stepdaughter Kathy Badonsky and her husband, Jim, of Decatur, Georgia, as well as six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 17 at the Palm Cemetery, 700 North New York Avenue, Winter Park. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to a . Share memories, condolences at www.baldwinfairchild.com.

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on June 13, 2013
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