SPURLOCK-HALENDA, Della Marie, born April 9, 1956 in Fitzsimmons Military Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. Della went to be with the Angels Saturday, October 20, 2012, in Tampa General Hospital after a prolonged period of critical illness. Della is survived by her loving parents Rufus & Margaret Spurlock, Tampa, FL.; brother, Glenn Spurlock & sister-in-law, Heidi Spurlock, Land O'Lakes, FL.; nephew, Addison Bryan, Studio City, CA.; aunt, Rose Jaggard, Kentford, England; David Halenda of St. Petersburg, FL.; numerous relatives and friends. Della graduated from Robinson High School and the University of South Florida with a degree in education. She continued to advance her educational goals by completing numerous post graduate classes at USF. Della taught twenty-five years in public and private schools from early childhood through sixth grade before medically retiring. She loved all children and wanted to give them the best education possible. Della was a fierce defender of all animals, wild and domestic. Della will be dearly missed by her loved ones and everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. Cremation is being handled by Blount & Curry Funeral Home.
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in TBO.com on Nov. 25, 2012