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Obituary for Beverly Joyce Harbertson Florence

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Beverly Joyce Harbertson Florence

March 28, 1926 - February 22, 2013

Beverly Joyce Harbertson FlorenceBeverly Joyce Harbertson Florence passed away on February 22, 2013. She was born March 28, 1926 to Gladys Venice Lewis and Brigham Y. Harbertson in Ogden, Utah.She lived most of her life in Ogden where she was raised and taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ by loving, faithful parents.She married Leland Henry Florence Jr. in the Salt Lake City Temple August 13, 1951. They were divorced after 30 years.Mother was a perfect example of selflessness. Her siblings as well as her children spoke about her giving nature and many acts of sacrifice for her family. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served faithfully in many callings. She served two full time proselytizing missions for the Church, one as a young lady in the central states and one in Macon, Georgia when she was in her early seventies. She attended the temple often and gave freely of her time in service to the Lord.She made friends easily and was often referred to by her friends and acquaintances as a delightful, sweet woman with a cheery countenance and fun to be around. She loved to write poetry about family and friends and inspirational prose about the Lord. She would often express her gratitude for the Savior and the Gospel. Her faith was an example to all of us. Her conversations would often include admonition to trust in the Lord and she would regularly express her thankfulness and recognition for all she had been blessed with.Mother was an excellent cook and during her later years of forgetfulness, we would remind her of how we were often spoiled with her gourmet meals. We learned a lot from mother, especially how to have a sense of humor.She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Doris (Lee) Parkinson and one grandson, Joshua Florence.She is survived by her four children, Kim (Jacci) Florence of Layton, Larry (Kathy) Florence of Vallejo, CA, David Florence of Riverdale and Kristine (Riley) Montgomery of West Point.A viewing will be held on Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 from 6-8 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th St., Ogden, UT. Services will be held Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 11 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Forest Hills Ward, 1589 East Gentile, Layton, UT. There will be a viewing prior to the service from 9:45 am – 10:45 am. Interment will following at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.Please send us your condolences and a memory at www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013

Time: 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Forest Hills Ward

Address:

1589 East Gentile, , Layton, UT,

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013

Time: 11:00 am -

Forest Hills Ward

Address:

1589 East Gentile, , Layton, UT,

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park

Address:

836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for Beverly Joyce Harbertson Florence

Born: March 28, 1926
Died: February 22, 2013

Condolences for Beverly Joyce Harbertson Florence

Kevin Archibald posted on 5/14/13

It's always sad to find an obituary of someone you knew while you were growing up. I spent many of my days at the Florence home with her son David. Many years have gone by but I still remember vividly the time spent there. She definitely helped mold me into the person I am today.

 

Steve Peterson posted on 3/1/13

It's been several years now, but I remember clearly how kind and considerate Joyce was to me and other friends. We routinely converged upon the Florence home in Sunset. She didn't have to put up with our pranks and mischief, but she did. And did so with grace. Many times since then I've thought of her demeanor, vowing that her's was the lead worth following. I hope to be worthy of a future opportunity of holding her hand and thanking her for her patience, her love, and even her corrections. They've certainly shaped my life.

 

Scott & Jana Lawrence posted on 2/27/13

How we loved this sweet lady. We were her home teachers for years, until she moved from Layton. She was so gracious and kind, with the most delightful sense of humor. We were always uplifted as we talked to her. She has the strongest testimony of our Savior. No matter what her trials, she met them with dignity and grace. We have been enriched by being able to call her friend. Love, Scott and Jana Lawrence

 

Kay Parkinson Remington posted on 2/27/13

Aunt Joyce, you brought so much joy, love and fun to my life. I loved being your niece. What a christ-like example of Faith, Love, Forgiveness, Devotion you were. I love you and will miss not being able to come and sit with you and share memories of our family. Love, Kay Parkinson Remington

 

Tammy Housley/Colby Fugate posted on 2/26/13

Please accept our deepest condolences to you and your family at this time.

 

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