Deirdre Eileen King (nee Waudby) has died in the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.
She was born on April 4, 1953, the daughter of George and Eileen Waudby.
She attended the village schools in Bottesford, followed by Melton Mowbray Grammar School and then went on to study at Grantham College on a business course.
Her first job was at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, as a junior medical secretary. When the “school of radiographers” opened at QMC she was appointed personal assistant to the principal of the school and remained in this post until the school closed, a period of some 20 years.
She then took a post at Grantham College as personal assistant to the college principal, a position she held until only recently. She enjoyed working there, being both caring and conscientious to staff and students.
From an early age she spent time in both Germany and Sweden with her parents and this gave her an interest into foreign travel. She holidayed throughout her life in Europe, The Americas, Pacific Islands and the Far East.
She enjoyed a good social life, but latterly her main interest was her garden, this being her pride and joy.
The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by Judith Wells.
Family mourners included: George and Eileen Waudby, Margaret Waudby, Anthony and Sue Watton, Katie and Simon Dawson, Gillian and Kevin Wyatt, Vivienne, Raymond, Kevin and Karen Money, Sylvia Girdlestone, Barry and Delia Jallands and Dave Thornhill and Louise Denty.
Other mourners included: Adrian King, D. Fazackerley, Jean and Herbert Turner, Helen and Derek Fazackerley, Bob and Margaret Pacey, Mr and Mrs M. Kalbassi, Lydia Spenceley, Alison Fox, Linda Wale, Malcolm and Gill Saville, Helen Bowers, Christine and Mike Saunders, Mrs J. Kitson, Sue and Ian Brookes, Anne Wilson, Alan Hodgekinson, Beverley and Chris Greasley, Laura Evans, Sally Donger (Evans), Beryl Smith, Heather Bond, Noel Carolan, Peter and Sheila Murphy, Kenneth Kirton, Roger Samuel, John and Becky Ronan, Bill and Dot Brown, Don Pritchett, Geoff Donger, Margaret Worley, Sidney Carss, Doris Harris, Howard Matthews, Mr and Mrs M. Cook, Tom and Eva Keegan, Bob and Carol Hulse, Nicola Hibbert, Alison and Nick Parnham, Kerry Binch, Linda Clayton, Janice, Andrew and William Gee, Dan Glover, Jane Kilby, Michael and Dixie Wakefield, Ian and Sharon Smith, Dennis and Joan Kirk, Mr and Mrs C. Samuel, Bruce and Carole Rawlings, Muriel Cooke, Frank Wilkinson, Jack Emmerson, Jane Willcock, Jean and Arthur Gamble, John and Joy Simpson, Cob George, Russell and Cheryl Hibbert, Mr and Mrs R. Evans, Alan and Helen Pritchett, Gerard and Trish Short, Steve and Mary Phipps, Sharon Yates, Chris Dexter, Michael Calcraft, Bernard and Carole Hawes, Stan and Terri Taylor, Christine Hicks, Ian and Joan Norris, Anne Shipman (Farr), Nick Grimwood, Steve Shepherd, John McMath, Deborah Johnson, Wendy Johnston, Maureen Dawson, Pam Powell, Mike Cann, Roger and Jennifer Hellen, Fiona Ball, Kate Hanks, Anita Porter, Eileen Sheffield, Sheila Staines, David and Suzanne Airey, Janet Brown, Wendy Potts, Bernadette Wray, Margaret Butcher, Jo Bowman, Sue Dewey, Peter Whitehead, Adelaide Baker, Judith Fisher, Wendy Saville, Rosie Teare, Jennifer Wilson, Pat and Linda Nixon, Kate and Helen, Ken and Elaine Ackroyd, Gillian and Bill Archer, Val Wright, Susan Sorrell, Julie Smith, David Ephgrave (Jnr), Susan Mumford, Andrew Selby, Sue Ellison, Tim Gadsby, Mike Money, Geoff Robotham, Claire Temprell, David Slater, Caroline Eyre, Fiona Twilley, Christine and Richard Musson and Pattie and Bob Dixon.
Funeral arrangements were by William Roberts and Sons, Devon Lane, Bottesford.
Donations to be divided between the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK amounted to £709.90.