Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Doctor Cassandra Etgeton Dies At 60

Dr. Cassandra Ann Zehntner Etgeton, Ed. D., passed away at Lee Memorial Health Systems Health Park on May, 8th at the age of 60. 

Dr. Etgeton was born in Punta Gorda, Florida in June 1st, 1952. She graduated valedictorian of LaBelle High School in 1969 and went on to earn a Bachelor's in Mathematics Educations from Florida State University in 1972, a Master's in Administration and Supervision from Florida Atlantic University in 1981, and her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Central Florida in 2004. 

She started teaching in 1972. She worked as Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of North Florida from 2005 - 2013. 

Dr. Etgeton enjoyed volunteering and was a member of several organizations, including ABWA, Delta Kappa Gamma, NCTM and many others. She was also an avid reader and loved books such as Harry Potter, and TV shows such as Downton Abbey and NCIS. She also enjoyed playing the clarinet and volunteered with the LHS Band for several years. 

She also enjoyed cooking and made amazing pies.
Dr. Etgeton is predeceased by her husband of 34 years, Robert John Etgeton Jr., who passed away in 2008. They were married in LaBelle, FL on March, 21th, 1974.

Dr. Etgeton is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Bonita Elizabeth Etgeton, her son, Robert John Etgeton III, her brother, David Reinhart Zehntner, and mother, Mary Joe Zehntner. 

The celebration of life will be held at Carlson Memorial United Methodist church, 310 Campbell St LaBelle, FL on May 17th at 4 pm. Cremation to follow at Akin-Davis Funeral Home. A reception dinner will take place at Fellowship Hall following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in her memory be sent to the University of North Florida Foundation designated to the College of Education and Human Services Math Education Scholarship Fund, 1 UNF Drive, Suite 57/3610, Jacksonville, FL 32224. All checks should be made payable to the UNF Foundation with a memo line specifying Cassandra Etgeton Memorial.

1 comment:

  1. Aaron Redlitz10:04 PM

    Dr. Etgeton has done so much for the education field. She has helped us through all of our hardships and has been such an inspiration to us all. The rest of her students and I will miss her dearly.