Elizabeth L. McGucken
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Elizabeth L. McGucken
  • October 24, 1918 - February 20, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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Was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana on October 24, 1918 and died on February 20, 2017 in Tampa. She was a graduate of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and did her graduate studies at LSU in Baton Rouge. She has been a resident of Tampa since 1941 when she married Gene McGucken, a Tampa native. She and her husband, who predeceased her in 1998, were original members of Christ the King Catholic Church. She was devoted to Christ the King School and served in many capacities. She also participated in activities at Jesuit High School, the Academy of the Holy Names and Tampa Catholic. In her younger years, she was a member of the Council of Catholic Women and the Beach Park Women’s Club. She was a former member of Tampa Yacht and Country Club. She is survived by her four children, Tommy (Evelyn) McGucken, Gail McGucken Keffer, Stephen (Ginny) McGucken and Kay McGucken (Carole Miller); eight grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; sister, Jane Griffin, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Idowu Ijoma and Leonie Butler who provided her with such excellent care. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Christ the King School would be appreciated. Visitation will be held at Blount and Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Avenue, on Friday, February 24th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with the Rosary to follow at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S. Dale Mabry Highway, on Saturday, February 25th at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Myrtle Hill Cemetery.