Ivy Elizabeth Cormican - Zix, 88 , went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on April 7, 2012, with her family by her side. Ivy was an active member of the First Christian Church of Fort Lauderdale, Florida for over 50 years. Add or view memories
During the final days of her life she was lovingly cared for by her family, as well as the staff at Country Side Lakes Assisted Living Facility, in Port Orange, Florida, and Hospice of Volusia, Flagler.
Ivy was born on August 18, 1923 in Miamitown, Ohio to Dr. William A. and Elsie Bunnell. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Russell, in 1985. Several years after Russell passed away, Ivy married Richard Zix, who preceded her in death earlier this year. She is also preceded by her brother Bill (Eleanor) Bunnell of Harrison, Ohio, and her Daughter Cherie Cormican of Ravenna, Ohio.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sister Elsie (Ken) Milton, and brother Jim (Minnie) Bunnell of Miamitown , Ohio; daughters Mary Cormican Martin (Paul) of Columbus, Ohio; Pam LaRue of Union Grove, North Carolina; Elizabeth (Kurt) Kolheffer of Daytona Beach, Florida; Kim (Peter) Hofstra of Seminole, Florida; and her son Russell (Mary) Cormican of Ormond Beach, Florida. Ivy is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Ivy was always on the go. After graduating from Miamitown High School in 1941, she earned a Nursing Degree from Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Ivy loved to travel; she made a number of overseas tours, and traveled to all fifty states.
Ivy and Russell moved to Dania Beach in 1951, where she remained active in numerous civic and charitable organizations throughout her life.
She earned the President's Award for Outstanding Service from the Dania Beach Lions Club in 2004. She was recognized as a Broward County Pioneer, by the Broward County Commission and the Historical Commission in 2005. She was recognized as an Ambassador at Large, by the Greater Dania Beach Chamber of Commerce in 2007. Ivy also served as a Citizen on Patrol volunteer with the Broward County Sheriff's office, where she patrolled the streets of her beloved Dania Beach for many hours.
Visitation will be at the Fred Hunter Funeral Home; 6301 Taft Street, Hollywood on Friday April 13 from 6 - 8 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 14 at the First Christian Church; 201 SE 13th Street, Fort Lauderdale at 10 am. Graveside services will follow at Hollywood Memorial Gardens.
The family requests that In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to: Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia- Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Florida 32129.
For I shall make all haste to follow him
Along the valley and up the misty slope
Where life lets go and life at last is born.
I shall not grieve except to pity those
Who cannot hear the songs that I shall hear!
"The Journey" Thomas Curtis Clark