Dorothy Carroll Gabbard, 89, Vero Beach

Dorothy Carroll Gabbard, 89, died March 18, 2010 at Indian River Estates Medical Center.

She was born in Mercer County, Ky., and lived in Vero Beach for 37 years, coming from W. Lafayette, Ind.

She was a member of Christ By The Sea United Methodist Church; the Order of Eastern Star of Indiana and Kentucky; the United Methodist Women, Vero Beach; and was a VNA Hospice volunteer in Vero Beach.

Survivors include her son, William Edward Gabbard of Aurora, Colo.; daughters, Rebecca Fernald of Richmond, Va., Anne Gabbard Malsbary and Virginia Jane Bryant, both of Vero Beach; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Gabbard; two brothers; and three sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960. services: A memorial service will be at 12:45 p.m., Sunday, March 21 at Christ By The Sea United Methodist Church, 3755 AIA, Vero Beach.

Interment will take place in Lexington, Ky. Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guest book may be signed at

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