Obituaries – 07-23-2014

Ronald M. Luce Sr.

Ronald M. Luce Sr., 64, of Parrish, died July 12. He was born Feb. 24, 1950, in Adrian, Michigan, to Harold and Donna Luce. He married Karen Hunt June 12, 1967.

Mr. Luce lived in Brooklyn, Michigan, and was part owner of Audio Port in Jackson, Michigan, for many years before moving to Florida in 1996. He worked for Tropicana from 1997 until 2014. He was a member of the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge, enjoyed the beach and sunshine, and classic cars.

Mr. Luce is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Karen; mother Donna; two sons, Ronald Jr. of Horton, Michigan, and Brandon and wife Sarah of Parrish; grandchildren Lauren, Holden, Aiden and Elijah.


Miriam A. Peckobit-Miriam-Peck

Miriam A. Peck, 88, of Bradenton and formerly of Holmes Beach, died June 17. She was born Dec. 4, 1925, in Chicago to the late Dr. Rev. Gottfred Nelson and Anna Almquist Nelson.

She called Evanston, Illinois, home, where she met and married her husband of 64 years, Robert Bowman Normand Peck.

The family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she raised four children, and worked as a dental hygienist. She graduated Northwestern University Dental School.

Mrs. Peck was a devoted mother, school volunteer, active volunteer in the Colorado Dental Hygienists Association, a Beta Sigma Phi life member, Xi Upsilon and Laureate Beta Chapters, a life member of the Anna Maria Garden Club and was active in the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron’s Helpmates Auxiliary.

She enjoyed the outdoors, driving through Colorado, tennis, and walking the white sand beaches on Anna Maria Island. She enjoyed travel, local arts and plays, her Swedish heritage and cooking.

The couple enjoyed 30 years of retirement in Holmes Beach.

No local service was announced. She was interred with her husband at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

Mrs. Peck is survived by children Barbara, Joanne and husband John, Ronald, and Nancy and husband Rick; and grandsons Christopher and Zachary.

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