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6316 Matchett Rd
Orlando, FL 32809
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Louise Barbara Spicer

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Barbara Louise Spicer's life will be celebrated in a memorial service on Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m., at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 6316 Matchett Rd., Orlando, Fla., 32809. Barbara's family and friends invite all who enjoyed knowing her to join in remembering her lifetime of love, compassion, care and kindness. Barbara died on Jan. 4, 2018, 17 days short of her 90th birthday, another one that "Nana Spicer" would have enjoyed most for the attention she received from her children and grandchildren.
A longtime Orlando resident, in the late 1950s and early 1960s and 1968-2014, she raised her children and guided all seven through graduation from Colonial High School and to starting lives of their own. She left Orlando for Lake Park, Ga., to live with a daughter and later received continuous care and treatment at an assisted living center in Valdosta, Ga., where she passed away.
Barbara was born in Boston suburb Medford, Mass., in 1928 and she and her brother Edward Russell Lewis spent part of their childhood on Cape Cod with their mother Esther Mae Lewis' parents, Harry and Hannah Lewis, who operated a lighthouse. Barbara remembered fondly and proudly that during World War II, her grandparents searched the waters off the cape for German subs and other enemy craft in addition to providing guidance to ships close to shore.
Barbara graduated from Medford High School after playing for the Mustang field hockey team and being known as a kind and cheerful friend to many. She was employed as a bank clerk in Boston before marrying Malcolm Ernest Spicer, of Methuen, Mass., in 1953 and leaving the area to begin her family as her husband served in the US Navy during the Korean War and following that in the Air Force.
She was active in PTA, Little League and numerous other activities to support her children before joining LaBelle Furs in downtown Orlando as bookkeeper and office manager in 1972. Her volunteer work also included campaigning for Gov. Claude Kirk during Florida's 1970 gubernatorial election. She remained at LaBelle's Orange Avenue office and store until she retired, all those years spreading even wider the network of friends and admirers that started while she raised her children, always the kind and cheerful woman her high school classmates knew her as.
Barbara is survived by daughters Marilyn Louise LaMorte (Peter), Cynthia Ann Spicer and Kathryn Jo Ison (Byrd); sons Malcolm Ernest II, Robert Edward and Thomas Walter; and six grandsons and three granddaughters. She was predeceased by daughter Patricia Eileen Frincke. She and her husband divorced in 1971.
Barbara loved animals and provided a wonderful home for her pets – her favorites were her Siamese cats and German shepherd dogs. In remembrance of Barbara, please consider providing support to local nonprofit animal shelters.
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on May 18, 2018
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