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MCLEOD Yvette (nee Desblances) McLeod, wife of John F. McLeod of Jacksonville, passed away on January 31, 2013. She was born in Auch, Gers France on September 4, 1922, lived in Barcelonne-du-Gers, and was educated at a catholic convent in Toulouse. She came to the United States at the age of 15 with her parents, attended college at the Lycee Francais in New York City and also attended the Stenotype Institute. The family later moved to San Antonio, Texas where she was employed by the Southern Pacefic Railroad. She met John McLeod there where he was flying out of Randolph Field as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and they were married 30 days later, on March 20, 1944. The couple celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary last march. After World War II Yvette and John lived in Boston, Massachusetts while he was attending Harvard University and she was employed at a local hospital, after which they moved back to Jacksonville where she worked as a secretary for a local investment firm and later as the bookkeeper for the couple's camera store business. Though they traveled extensively after selling their business, Jacksonville remained their home for the rest of their lives. A lover of animals, Yvette was a long-time volunteer caring for and adopting out lost, abandoned, and injured dogs. She is survived by her husband and an aunt and a cousin in France. Funeral services will be held by Fraser Funeral Home 8168 Normandy Boulevard, at 11:00am on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 904-781-4314 In lieu of flowers, Yvette requested that donations be made in her memory to K & C Rescue Center, 9160 Commonwealth Avenue, Jacksonville Florida, 32220. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Feb. 3, 2013
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