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Ms Daisy L. Addicott

February 10, 1930 ~ September 13, 2019 (age 89)

DAISY NORGAARD ADDICOTT 

Daisy Addicott of Fresno, retired Director of Special Education for Fresno County Office of Education, died September 2019 from Congestive Heart Failure.  She leaves her precious daughter Cynthia Radoumis who is employed by the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

After graduating from Culter Academy in Los Angeles, she attended George Pepperdine University where she majored in Education and Psychology.  She earned a graduate fellowship and M.A. in Special Education and later taught extension courses at University of California Santa Barbara.

In 1958 Daisy came to Fresno to teach at Orange Center Elementary School and later Beth Ramacher School, where she was selected Fresno County Teacher of the Year and ultimately became Principal.  She was also appointed by the State Superintendent of Schools, Wilson Riles, to serve on the State Advisory Board to develop programs for special needs children and became a State Consultant for specialized curriculum.

At the Fresno County Office of Education, she served as Director of Programs for Special Needs Children which included programs for speech, vision, hearing and physically impaired students.  In addition she coordinated facility improvement, safety programs and transportation services for these special students throughout Fresno County.  She retired in 1995.

She was a volunteer for Woman's Prison Outreach, The Fresno Art Museum, Tree Fresno and St. George Greek Orthodox Church where she served on the Parish Council, supervising maintenance of buildings and grounds and coordinating the renovation and remodeling of the Church Sunday School/Administration building and Social Hall.

In 2013 "The Addicott Collection" was exhibited at the Fresno Art Museum, featuring the art of Daisy's collection.  She was an avid and early collector of now internationally recognized artist Charles Gaines.  Daisy was known for collecting local Fresno artists who she felt strongly about and encouraged them in their careers.

A private graveside service will be held in Fresno.

Daisy Addicott will be remembered as an innovative and dedicated educator, a devoted mother, an experienced backpacker, dog lover, person with strong faith, avid art enthusiast and collector, and a loyal friend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be sent to:

St. George Greek Orthodox Church
2219 N Orchard St, Fresno, CA 93703

or 

Fresno Art Museum
2233 N First St, Fresno, CA 93703
 


Donations may be made to:

St. George Greek Orthodox Church
2219 N. Orchard, Fresno CA 93703

Fresno Art Museum
2233 N. First Street, Fresno CA 93703


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