Florence Violet Manual was born in Covelo on April 29, 1923, to Mr. Britt Pomeroy and Mrs. Florence Ann Hoaglen. Florence entered into rest on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at her Ukiah home at the age of 89, surrounded by loving family members. She passed away after a short battle with cancer.
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Florence was a Wailacki/Concow elderly tribal member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes in Covelo, where she resided the majority of her life, until she had to move to Ukiah within the last few years.
Florence attended and graduated from Sherman Institute in Riverside, Department of Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, on May 2, 1942, majoring in rural home living. Afterwards, she moved to San Francisco to become a nanny, which she did for approximately two years.
Florence was well known for her kindness and hospitality; her extraordinary home-cooked meals and baking, especially for special family members and friends. Her door and kitchen were open to all, with nothing but lots of love and happiness. We all knew that if you wanted a good meal, a warm cup of coffee or hot cocoa with some pie or cake, and some good company, Florence's house was the place to go. She was known to most of us as Aunt Florence or "Grandma."
Services were held Tuesday, February 5, at 1 p.m., at Anker-Lucier Mortuary in Willits, Pastor Ray Davis officiating.
Burial services will be held at a later date.
Florence is survived by daughter Sheila Martin and son Stanley Wilburn, both of Ukiah, and a brother, Claude Hoaglen of Dos Rios. Florence also helped raise her niece, Claudette Britton, and grandson David Guerreo. She also leaves behind many, many numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Published in Willits News from February 6 to March 5, 2013