Maude Thomasina Hayman
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Maude Thomasina Hayman
  • June 10, 1924 - January 10, 2018
  • Florida

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Thomasina Maude Garbutt Hayman was born in Plymouth, England in 1924 to Thomas and Emily Sophia Garbutt. She grew up in Torquay, Devon. As a young woman, she served as a civilian court stenographer in post-World War II Germany where she met her future husband, William "Bill" Hayman. Bill and Maude were married at the Hayman family home in Bartow, Florida in 1950.

Maude was a homemaker and an active participant in her husband's long military career providing support as the family relocated every few years to various parts of the United States and England. Maude and Bill raised two daughters, Carol Hayman (Bob White) of Austin, TX and Diana Rew (Tom) of Palm City, FL. Upon retiring from her role as a military wife in 1976, Bill and Maude settled in Maitland where they lived for forty years before moving to the Mayflower in 2014. Maude leaves behind three grandchildren, Thomas (TJ), Brandon, and Lindsay and two great-grandchildren, Madeleine and Peyton.

With a life-long interest in the arts, Maude served as a docent at the Orlando Museum of Art for many years, conducting numerous tours. She was an active member with the Friends of the American Art and a frequent participant in their events well into her 90's. She also had a keen interest in genealogy, tracing and documenting the Hayman family roots back to the American Revolution. Maude enjoyed traveling and explored many cultural opportunities throughout the United States and Europe.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation in memory of Maude Hayman to the Orlando Museum of Art, located at 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803 or to the Mayflower Scholarship Fund, 1620 Mayflower Court, Winter Park 32792.

A celebration of Maude Hayman's life will be held at the Mayflower on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 3 pm.