Obituary of Irene Dreggors
~~Irene J . Dreggors passed away on April 18, 2017 in Apopka, Florida at the age of 86.
Irene, or “Inkie” as she was known to many, lived a long and wonderful life. She was born in 1930 in DeLand , Florida and grew up during the Great
Depression with her two older brothers and one older sister. She was the fourth born to her parents and the youngest of the siblings. She attended
DeLand High School and graduated with the Class of 1948. She lived in New Jersey and Kansas, but spent most of her life within 25 miles of her birth place, Deland
Irene was a woman who lived to serve others. Be it through her extensive involvement in the Class Reunions for DeLand High School, the Christmas
Parade Floats for the Indian Mills (NJ) Athletic Association, the Victorian Teas held at the Historical Society, or the Cemetery Walks given right here
in DeLand, she lived to make sure that others experienced life to its’ fullest.
She worked for many years as a legal secretary and spent much time in Tallahassee working for Senator Douglas Stenstrom. She spent the last
several years of her life happily supporting her husband, Bill Dreggors, in his role as Henry DeLand and volunteering for the West Volusia Historical Society.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Samuel and Karen Thurmond, Jr, daughter and son-in-law Saralee and Chase Squires, granddaughter Christina Marie Thurmond and brother and sister-in-law Gordon and Diane Ward.
Also surviving is stepson and daughter-in-law Wayne and Leah Dreggors and a wonderful extended family. She is preceded in death by her parents Lon Gordon Ward and Florence Leila Campbell, her sister Dorothy Greco and brother William Ward, and her husband William J. Dreggors.
A memorial service will be held on May 8th, 2017 at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church of Deland with a reception to follow. In lieu of
flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the West Volusia Historical Society, 137 West Michigan Avenue, DeLand, Florida 32720.