Florence G. Hinchliff
1922 - 2020
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Florence G. Hinchliff
Dec. 28, 1922 - July 31, 2020
Our beautiful mother passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at the age of 97 after a long and full life. She was a graceful and elegant presence in our lives and will be dearly missed.
Florence was born in Sydney, Australia in 1922 to Thomas and Florence Gordon O'Brien, the youngest of five children. She was the beloved wife of the late John Hinchliff, architect, and the cherished mother of three daughters, Pamela, Melanie and Rosalind. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and relatives in Australia and around the world.
Florence was a past president of the Women's Architectural League, member of the League of Women Voters, a founding member of St. Bartholomew's Church, Beaverton and a docent of the Portland Art Museum. Services will be private.
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Published in The Oregonian from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2020.
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August 13, 2020
I knew Florence through our church for many years. She was such a lovely woman always with a ready smile and laugh. She had a wonderful sense of humor. I have missed seeing her on Sundays and will hold her dear memory in my heart.
Tricia Dibblee
August 9, 2020
Hello - I was so sorry to hear of Florence's passing. My name is Alice Valentino and I am the current President of the Women's Architectural League. Many of us remember Florence as she went on tours with our organization - well into her late 80's. She was quite inspiring in her interest and curiosity in the built environment around us - and cut quite the elegant figure sporting her black beret! We will be posting a memorial article about Florence in our newsletter - the WALPaper.
Alice Valentino
August 9, 2020
I knew Florence mostly when my husband John was alive. My john admired her john so i got to meet both him and Florence. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. She had real class And a generous spirit. I am glad i knew her.
Fran storrs
August 9, 2020
We are really sorry to hear of Florence‘s death. We hope you all are doing well and that you are able to share memories together of a life well lived. Mom and dad were so fond of your parents and I think they have them. It is hard to see the end of that generation. Sending you all good wishes, Lisa Newman Eckstein
Lisa Newman Eckstein
August 9, 2020
Florence was a gracious, lovely person.
Hans Ettlin
August 8, 2020
... We are so saddened to hear of Florence's passing, and send our love and prayers for comfort and peace to you, her family. We feel honored to have known her, and to be considered as two of her many, many friends. I (Nikki) was her cleaning "gal" for many years, and throughout that time, was able to truly get to know and befriend her. She and John were also neighbors of my husband, Kevin's, parents ... Dick and Linda Zimmerman. They, too, send you, her family, their love and prayers. We know that some day, in the Lord's due time, we will be reunited with her in heaven. May the Lord give you, Florence's family, His peace, love and compassion and comfort during this ever so difficult time of deep loss. With lots of love, Nikki and Kevin Hunt
Nikki and Kevin Hunt
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