Flo passed away peacefully on January 15, 2014, surrounded by family at Palomar West Hospital in Escondido, California. She was born in Hallettsville, Texas, and grew up in Cordele, Texas, with her three brothers and four sisters to a farming family.
In 1948, she married her first husband, George Gary, they had three children. The family moved to Rancho Bernardo in 1974 upon George's retirement and they were married till 1994.
In 1995, Flo, along with her daughter, went on a private ship to Australia, where she met her second husband, Brendon Braden of Brisbane, Australia, and the two were married in 1999. They both returned to Rancho Bernardo to live.
Florence leaves behind her three siblings, Dagmar, Erlene and Peter; three children, George, Sandra, Bret (Lisa); granddaughter, Morgan; and her husband, Brendon and his son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren, Tate and Sienna. She also has many nieces and nephews back in Texas.
Her ashes will be interred at Eternals Hills Memorial Park in Oceanside, California.