Kalo Wilcox Parmelee, 82, died peacefully May 17, 2011. Kalo lived in Sarasota, Fla., and Rockland. She was a beautiful woman with a sharp intellect and wit and was loved dearly by her many friends and family. Kalo was always ready for a get together full of laughter, conversation and fellowship.

Born Carol Wilcox on March 25, 1929, in Horicon, Wis., she was nicknamed Kalo by her older sister. Her father Russell Wilcox was chairman of Horicon State Bank and her mother Alice Wilcox was active in many civic causes. In 1941 the family moved to Milwaukee, Wis., where Kalo attended Milwaukee Downer School. Kalo graduated as president of her senior class from Smith College with a bachelor of arts in literature in 1950 and remained an active and fiercely proud alumnus. After graduating she worked as a sales manager at Bloomingdales in New York City. She settled in Florida where she was the fashion editor of the Miami Herald. She married Mosby Gooding Cardozo in 1956 and had three children. After divorcing in 1963, Kalo raised her children, worked and earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Miami. She was an associate professor, was president of the Florida Psychological Association and maintained a private practice in Miami for many years. In 1984 she married Edward T. Parmelee. They retired to Sarasota, Fla., where they resided in the winter. Summers were spent in Rockland. She was widowed in 2001.

Kalo is survived by her son, Russell Wilcox Cardozo of Columbia, Md., and her daughter, Cary Cardozo Paul of Boulder, Colo. She had great affection for her three stepchildren, Scott Parmelee of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., Ellen Emerson of Monroe, Conn., and Lynne Warns of Baltimore, Md. She had three grandchildren, Jon Beyer, Kyle Cardozo and Kaitlin Cardozo.

She was predeceased by her son, Alexsei Cardozo; her sister, Patricia Wilcox; and her husbands.

Contributions can be made in her memory to Smith College Alumni Fund or Tidewell Hospice of Sarasota.

A service honoring her life will be held Friday, July 8 at 1 p.m. at the First Congressional Church in Camden. A service in Sarasota, Fla., was held in June. She will be interred in Horicon, Wis., at a graveside ceremony on July 23.