Florence ‘Kitten’ Ashbrook passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2003. She had been battling congestive heart failure and it finally got the best of her. Kitten was one of the first hutmen F. She and her husband, El Wacko (Bill Ashbrook), ran Zealand in the summer of 1942. Her brother, Stonewall diZerega worked at Lakes in the 40’s, her sister, Lucy, was engaged to Ted Fuller of Lakes fame when he was killed in WW II, and son Willy worked in the huts from 1961 – 1967. Joe Dodge gave Florence the moniker ‘Kitten’ that stuck for the rest of her life.

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