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Dale Ann Flowers

Dale Ann Flowers
Dale Ann Flowers

Dale Ann Flowers
August 13, 1940 – January 14, 2024

Dale Ann Flowers, 83, of Ocala, Florida, passed away on January 14, 2024.

She was born on August 13, 1940, in Jamaica, New York, to the late Morris L. Willets Jr. and the late Marjorie E. White. Dale was the daughter of the late Morris L. Willets Jr., of Long Island, NY, and the late Marjorie E. White, of Jamaica, NY. She was preceded in death by her half-sister, Carol L. Willets, and her brother, Morris “Pete” L. Willets. She is survived by her sisters, Cory Haigh Phillips Willets of O’Brien, FL, and Wendy Licciardello of Hamilton Township, NJ, as well as her brothers, Charlie Willets of Pepperell, MA, and Jay Willets of Cotuit, MA. She is also survived by her half-sister, Nandee A. Willets.

Dale had a fulfilling career as a Registered Nurse, specializing in Operating Room Nursing. She graduated from Ft. Lauderdale High School in 1958 and went on to complete her education at Jackson Memorial School of Nursing in 1961.

Outside of her career, Dale had a passion for animals. During the 80s and 90s, she ran a family farm dairy goat and later focused on miniature dachshunds from the 20s to the 10s.

A memorial service to celebrate Dale’s life will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon, located at 20831 Powell Rd, Dunnellon, FL 34431. A reception will follow the services.

In lieu of flowers, Dale would appreciate donations to Country Dawgs Animal Sanctuary, a cause close to her heart. Country Dawgs Animal Sanctuary is a safe haven for the animals of Aussie And Me Animal Rescue who are unable to be adopted due to behavioral or medical reasons, deep psychological trauma, or hospice care. Donations in memory of Dale can be made via Venmo to kmkroll64 (5177 last 4 digits when asked), Zelle to 941-296-5177, or PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=5R2US8BK8PX72&fbclid=IwAR2o4aGw_zXyAc8kaHgzwFp0YJBu–pNOjZeFRHdeVZPPI9ldxwls7_jRAI.