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Juanita Tedder Dorlon

November 28, 2023 - 15:12
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Juanita Tedder Dorlon [Henson, Ashley, Dorlon] was born 1 February 1923, at Venice Florida, the daughter of Dexter D. Tedder and Susan Doris Harden. Juanita lived much of her early life in rural northern Florida surrounded by extended family in and around Columbia County. She graduated from Lake City High School in 1941. Juanita married H. Wayne Henson in 1943 at Lake City where he was serving in the U.S. Navy, and she worked as a telephone operator. They adopted George Wayne Henson in 1949 (deceased 2021) and Kevin Reid Henson in 1954 (living). Like many WW2 military wives, she followed Wayne’s postings until his retirement in 1960 when they moved to central Florida. In 1966 Juanita graduated from Lake City Junior College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then worked primarily as a surgical nurse until transitioning to public health for Seminole County, finally retiring in 1982. She and Wayne divorced in 1972. Juanita married V. Claude Ashley in 1974 and they were sealed in the Washington DC temple. Claude died in 1976 from bone cancer. Juanita married Daniel A. Dorlon in 1988. They served a mission to Liberia Africa and London England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A life-long member of the Church, Juanita served in many positions of leadership, teaching and service. Dan died in 2001. Through friends, Juanita became involved in square dancing, which she dearly enjoyed for over two decades, becoming a member of multiple dance groups and performing publicly. Juanita’s posterity includes 5 grandchildren (Samantha, Christopher, Catherine, Jonathon, Brian), 9 great-grandchildren (Dyllon, Samantha, Kayla, Nathan, Ethan, Brayden, Trent, Madyson, Melody) and one great-great (Calvin). She enjoyed traveling to see family, and to see some of their exploits and adventures. Juanita died at Lindon Utah, 17 November 2023 at age 100 of complications from a fall occurring two months previously. A YouTube tribute to her may be seen at: ‘Juanita Dorlon - This is Your Life!’ In Utah, a service will be held Saturday, 25 November at 10 AM. The location is the Lindon Stake Center, 1050 E 100 N, Lindon, UT 84042. In Florida, on Saturday, 2 December, a viewing will be at 10 AM with the funeral at 11 AM at the Sanford Ward Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2315 S Park Ave, Sanford, FL 32771. Interment will follow immediately at Sanford’s Evergreen Municipal Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers could be made to either the Missionary or Temple Funds of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Per the family request feel free to watch her 100th Birthday video link on YouTube 'Juanita Dorlon- This is your life!'

Arrangements entrusted to Collison-Gramkow Funeral Home & Crematory 500 E. Airport Blvd. Sanford, Florida, 32773 Phone (407) 322-3213