Florence Maurer Stafford, 82, of Rancho Bernardo, California, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Born October 16, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, Florence grew up in Evanston as the daughter of the late W. Edward Maurer and G. Louise Dryburgh Maurer. She was a graduate of Emma Willard School, Troy, NY, and Pomona College, Claremont, CA.
Florence married her college sweetheart, the late Chetson D. Stafford, on December 3, 1952, in her childhood town.
Flo's curiosity, intellect, willpower and passion were an influence on all, and she lived a life rich in friends, family and experiences.
She is survived by five married children, her son, Edward Stafford of Escondido, CA, and four daughters, Susan Hill of Rancho Bernardo, CA, Linda Paganucci of Cape Coral, FL, Katherine Nuetzel of Pasadena, CA, and Cynthia McLean of Rancho Bernardo, CA; eleven grandchildren, Kimberley Stafford Korinke, Ryan, Maureen, and William Stafford, John and Jamie Hill, Andrew and Laura Paganucci, Erika Nuetzel, and Ian and Collin McLean; three great-grandchildren, Kayla and Everett Stafford and Railey Korinke; and an abundance of friends she so easily made along the way.
The family will receive friends at a celebration of her life at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the home of Cynthia and Brian McLean.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the San Diego Humane Society at www.sdhumane.org
or to Elizabeth Hospice at https://elizabethhospice.org.