Arline Whitten Wilcox
Ormond Beach - Arline Whitten Wilcox, 106, passed away peacefully at her home in Ormond Beach, Florida, with family and friends at her side on August 11, 2021.
Arline was born in Augusta, Maine on December 4, 1914. She resided there through her college days, graduating from Farmington State, and later completed an Education Degree from the University of Maine.
Arline taught for many years at the elementary level starting in Farmington (a one room school house!) followed by periods in Augusta ands Bangor ( as Principal also); then in Massachusetts, living & Teaching in the towns of Melrose, Longmeadow and Wellesley. Many former students have come back to find her and thank her!
After retiring from Wellesley, Arline and husband, Vincent, moved into their vacation home in West Dennis MA., not wanting to endure another winter, they then made permanent residence in Ormond Beach FL in 1977. There, Arline became involved in volunteer and social organizations including: The Pinkadilly Thrift Shop, Welcome Wagon, Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Ormond Beach Womens Club, New Horizons, Openda Club and the WOW'S.
Relatedly, Arline's favorite activity was playing cards of any kind -- her favorite was Bridge! (friends would say "A very competitive lady").
Arline, avidly read, did crossword puzzles and Sudoku well into her hundreds!
Arline is survived by four loving Sons: Robert and wife Pam of Vernon CT, Richard and wife Geri of Natick MA, Michael of Amherst MA and John & wife Linda of Lehigh Acres FL.
Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren all of whom lovingly called her Nana and GiGi.
Arline predeceased by her loving Husband of 42 years wonderful years, Vincent. Additionally she was predeceased by her sisters Phyllis Ludwig and Verne Hinds.
Arline's family will celebrate her life with a memorial gathering at the Garden of Resurrection, Grace Lutheran Church, Ormond Beach FL.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to St. Judes or Kindred Hospice of Palm Coast FL.
Published by Daytona Beach News-Journal from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2021.