Liberty Lois Sakryd (1918 - 2012) age 94, born in Springfield, Illinois, daughter of John and Jessie Lee, Abergavenny, Wales, died September 22, 2012. Liberty moved from Cleveland, OH, to Eau Gallie, FL, with her husband, Victor, and their five children July, 1957; in 1994 she moved to Merritt Island.
A woman with a pioneer spirit, she believed a formal education was essential and to never give up an opportunity to learn. Notable accomplishments: (1938 - 1945) Registered Nurse, Jefferson Park Hospital, Chicago, IL; Army Air Corp WWII Flight Nurse 812th Air Evacuation Squadron; Station Hospital Camp Stoneman, Pittsburg, CA; Bowman Field Air Evacuation Training, Louisville, KY; (1968 - Present) Holmes Regional Hospital, Melbourne, FL; Veteran's of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Post #8191; Disabled American Veteran's; Master Gardener Advanced Training Certification; Owner of Malabar Green Nursery, Brevard; WWII Flight Nurses Association, Inc. (Chairperson and Secretary); Society of Retired Air Force Nurses, Inc.; The Women's Memorial, Washington, DC; Received WWII Veteran's Honor and Remembrance Legacy Medallion, PAFB, Brevard.
Liberty is survived by two sisters, Gloria McLean, CA and Betty Kinsey, OH; her five children, Jessie Brown, OH, Virginia (Robert) Browning, AL, Terry (Debbie) Sakryd, AL, Robert (Connie) Sakryd, TN, Jo Anne (Thomas) Page, FL; 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Wake held at Florida Memorial Funeral Home, Rockledge, Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; Requiem Mass held at Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima and St. Cajetan Shrine, Brooksville, Friday, September 28, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.; Military Burial Ceremony held at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital,Wounded Warriors, Humane Society, ASPCA.