Obituary: Elizabeth Arnold Maguire

Ms. Maguire, 92, of Ocoee, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017.
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Jan. 10, 2018

Long-time Ocoee resident Elizabeth Arnold Maguire went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. She was 92.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, former mayor to the City of Ocoee, Harold Douglas Sr. (2003); their son, Harold Douglas Jr. “Mickey” (1972); and daughter, Nancy Lillian (2009).

Elizabeth was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Winter Garden for 80 years and is retired from the Orange County Public School System, having worked for Ocoee Middle School for many years.

Elizabeth was a member of the Junior Woman’s Club of Ocoee from 1947 to 1952 and became a member of the Woman’s Club of Ocoee in 1986. Throughout her 28 years with the Woman’s Club of Ocoee, she served as first vice president in 1989, president from 1990-1993 and treasurer from 1997-2001 and was selected as an honorary member for the 2008-2010 club years. She further served as the club’s parliamentarian and house manager for many years, as well as volunteered for each and every club fundraiser, birthday celebration, Corned Beef and Cabbage Day, essay contest celebration and many more.

In addition to her club activities, she also served as treasurer of the Ocoee Historical Commission.

Services will be held graveside at the Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Gotha, Florida, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.