Florence Adelaide Case passed away peacefully, Jan. 23, 2018, surrounded by her children, sister, nephew and niece.
She was born March 16, 1931, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, to Roy and Isabell Wylet. The family moved to Okanogan, where Florence attended school. She married Raymond F. Majors Nov. 9, 1947, and together they had two children, Ronnie Ray and Cherie Lea. He preceded her in death. She married Donald S. Case Aug. 14, 1954, in Okanogan. Together they had three boys, Douglas Alan, Timothy Spencer, and Tracy Edward.
They spent 15 years in Kent, Wash., before moving back to Okanogan in 1976. After Don’s death, she enjoyed the next 14 years in Okanogan with her companion, Darrell Carlton.
Besides taking care of her family, Florence packed apples in Okanogan, worked as a grocery checker, and was Donald’s office assistant in their CPA practice.
She loved her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She had a fun sense of humor that will never be forgotten. Her absence will leave a void in family gatherings.
She spent the past four years living at Radcliffe Place in Kent, near her son, Ron and daughter-in-law, Kathy, who took wonderful care of her.
She was an avid Seahawks and Mariners fan and loved their Sunday ritual of watching the games together at their home. She will be missed at Radcliffe Place, where she was dearly loved and often referred to as the “banana lady” because she always took a banana from the breakfast cart back to her room! The residents said she was a true lady and a gentle soul.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Delores Wylet; and brother, Ron Wylet. She is survived by her sister, Ella Schreckengost, of Okanogan; her children, Ron (Kathy) of Covington, Wash., Cherie (Rich) of Walla Walla, Wash., Doug of Phoenix, Ariz., Tim (Silvia) of Garden Grove, Calif., and Tracy (Donna) of Richland, Wash. She leaves behind 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren; plus many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life will be in June in Okanogan at the First Presbyterian Church, where she was a life-long member. Donations can be made to the charity of your choice