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Obituary: Roe, Florence Edith “Flo” (Nee Taylor)

Age 87

ROE, Florence Edith “Flo” (nee Taylor) (Age 87) Of Spokane Valley, Washington passed away peacefully on Friday, December 5th, 2014 from natural causes and passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus.

Florence was born in the village of Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin on July 20th, 1927 to Joseph Horace Taylor and Edith Cordelia Taylor.

She had two brothers, Robert Taylor and Theodore Joseph Taylor.

In 1936 the family relocated to Chester, Washington, where Florence and siblings attended school in a two-room schoolhouse.

She graduated from the eight grade and gained employment at Jacklin Seed Company, where she worked with her mother to help support the family.

Her maternal aunt in-law, Lois Hill, invited her to meet her brother Stanley Roe as he was returning from World War II.

They fell in love and got married on February 20th, 1946.

They were blessed with two daughters: Judith L. Roe in 1947 and Linda M. Roe in 1950.

Florence taught Sunday school for many years at the Chester Community Church and loved every one of her students.

They also attended church at Glad Tidings Assembly for a number of years, ultimately settling with Valley Assembly of God which became their home church.

In 2006, with failing health, Florence moved to Sullivan Park and resided there until her death.

She is preceded in death by her brothers Robert (d. 1949) and Theodore (d. August 14, 1970), her mother Edith (d. August 29, 1973), her father Joseph (d. July 31, 1976) and husband Stanley (d. May 31, 2013).

Florence is survived by her two daughters: Judith L. DeWitt and Linda M. Zurcher.

She is also survived by a niece: Barbara Harms (nee Gering); a nephew: James D. Gering; by four grandchildren: Marie Gardner (nee Zurcher), Clyde Zurcher, Albert W. DeWitt Jr., and Will Zurcher; and four great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 16th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home, 1315 N. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley.

A Graveside service will be held at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at Pines Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Sullivan Park for their exemplary and thoughtful care of Florence in her final years.

One of the staff members described her passing as the “loss of their angel with the laughing eyes”.

Please visit Flo’s online memorial at to leave a guestbook message to the family.

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