Madelene Oric

Hamilton County

Madelene Oric, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at her husbands side.Madelene was born and raised in Chattanooga. She retired from Hamilton County Schools having worked at Bess T. Shepherd Elementary as a secretary. She was of the Christian faith, and enjoyed reading and playing bridge.Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Jim Oric; daughters, Janet Oric of The Villages, Fla., and Nan (Robert) MacKenzie, of Canton, Ga,; and granddaughter, Savannah MacKenzie.She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mildred Cox; brother, Luther L. Cox; and grandson, Corporal James "Scott" MacKenzie.The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday with a Memorial Service at 3 PM on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge.Memorial contributions may be made to Avalon Hospice (7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Suite 19, Chattanooga, TN 37421).Please share your thoughts and memories at

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