UNDERWOOD Brenda Murphy Underwood, 67, passed away April 29, 2016. Brenda was born in Huntingdon, TN. She moved to Jacksonville in 1962 where she graduated from Forrest High School. Brenda worked as an account manager for the Hamilton Collection and later for J.P. Morgan Chase. After retiring from Chase she volunteered at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens where she served as a guide in the The Land of the Jaguar. Brenda had a deep love of nature and an affinity for all animals, from the big cats to the beautiful birds she photographed. Brenda and her husband of thirty-three years, Roger, traveled to many countries together including her favorite trip to Kenya. In addition to her husband Roger, she survived by her sister, Dianna Jordan (Stan), her sister-in-law, Judy Bauer (Gene), son, Mathew Cooley (Calvin), step-daughters, Beth Weldon (Roger) and Paddie Creveling (Ken), grandchildren, Emily, Raymond, Ethan, James and Caroline, nephews, Tom Neal, David Neal (Cindy), nieces, Lillian, Madeline and Erin, and we must not forget her little dog Daisy as well as her cousins and many friends. A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 2nd at HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach. Visitation with the family be from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of NEFL or the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
Published by Florida Times-Union on May 1, 2016.