– 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
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.
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.
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.