Florence Marie (Bales) Chute

Florence Marie Chute

May 30, 1954 ~ March 19, 2013

Florence ended her brief but courageous battle with cancer on March 19, 2013, to be with Christ. When she entered the hospital, she prayed for peace, and her prayer was answered.

Born in Greenville SC she later earned her undergraduate degree from Northeast Louisiana University, followed by a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. She moved with her husband to Auburn, WA in 1990 and later retired from Boeing in September 2012 after 20 years of service.

She dedicated herself to serving Messiah Lutheran Church in Auburn, WA. She also relished hosting visitors at the Historic Elbe Lutheran Church. Florence was a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.). She loved scrapbooking, her cats, bargain hunting and enjoying every moment with her grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church in Auburn WA. on April 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Donations may be made to the Messiah Lutheran Church Endowment Fund.

Published in The Seattle Times from Mar. 26 to Mar. 29, 2013