Juanita Amon Garside, 81, widow of Malcolm Joseph Garside and a Bokeelia resident for the last two years, formerly of Annandale, N.J., died peacefully at home, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. She was born Oct. 28, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Philip and Helen Amon.
She attended Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Bokeelia and was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in High Bridge, N.J. She was a graduate of Queens College, Flushing, N.Y., where she received her bachelor's degree specializing in English and mathematics.
During her lifetime, she was an accomplished pianist and vocalist. She was a versatile seamstress who even once made sails for Malcolm's beloved sailboat, "Misty." In later years, her love of plants led her to become a master gardener. She shared her many talents and passions with her family and will be missed by all she touched.
She is survived by her four loving children, Ann Elaine Garside of Santa Cruz, Calif., Kenneth Malcolm (Robyn) Garside of Annandale, N.J., Mary Alice "Maggie" Heilman of Menlo Park, Calif., Nancy Garside (Matthew) Thompson of Bokeelia. She is also survived by her younger sister, Frances Regan of North Carolina, and five grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, 12175 Stringfellow Road, Bokeelia, with Father Michael Hughes officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Animal Refuge Center (ARC), 18011 Old Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers, FL 33917.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.