Ruth Mabel “Florence” Coats
February 20, 1908 – September 29, 2013

Beaverton – Florence, 105, passed peacefully from life on September 29 at home in Beaverton, surrounded by family. She was born in Yankton, SD., to Peter and Alma Hanson, the oldest of their five children. Florence married Everett Coats on October 15, 1932 in Grafton, ND. They lived in North Dakota and had four children: Faith, Clayton, Zona and Patty. In 1964 they moved to Bend and in 1982 relocated to Stayton, where they were long time residents.

Florence is survived by daughters: Zona Padilla Davis of Beaverton and Patty Hedahl of Sacramento, CA.; step-brother: Dean Benson of Chicago, IL.; fifteen grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren; and twenty-three great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Everett; daughter, Faith Prescott; son, Clayton Coats; and one granddaughter, Belinda Coats.

Florence loved watching the hummingbirds outside her window while drinking her morning coffee, the color purple, and watching her family grow. She was loved beyond measure and will be missed so much.

Services will be Saturday, October, 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Cascade View Free Methodist Church 8454 Golf Club Rd SE, Sublimity. Interment will be in Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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