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Florena M. Scoby passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010. Her always-indomitable spirit allowed us to share one last Christmas together.
On Christmas Day, she spoke to friends and distant relatives, opened gifts, shared dinner and sang along to carols.
Flo was born in Kiln, Miss., on Jan. 28, 1934, and was the oldest of three children.
In 1947, Flo married James Moore, who was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and later in the U.S. Air Force, where he served for 26 years. Flo traveled throughout the U.S. and lived on many U.S. military bases, including bases in Puerto Rico and Japan.
In 1969, Flo resided on Holloman Air Force Base before finally settling in Alamogordo in 1972, where she lived for 40 years.
In 1974, Flo married Leonard Scoby, who worked as a geodetic surveyor for White Sands Missile Range. Flo and Leonard enjoyed dancing and first met square dancing where Leonard was a caller.
Flo worked in jewelry sales, where she was awarded several top regional salesperson awards. Flo later operated a successful day care for some of Alamogordo's legal and medical professionals.
After retirement, Flo and Leonard enjoyed traveling and taking ocean cruises to Hawaii and the Caribbean. After Leonard's passing in 2001, Flo was challenged with multiple health issues. She remained strong in spirit and faith to her passing.
Flo is survived by her children Douglas Moore, David Moore and Deborah Moore; grandchildren Andrew Moore, Taylor Moore, Cassidy Roark, Brian Moore, Allen Moore, Cameron Moore and Nicolas Moore; great-grandchildren Jocelyn Moore and Callen Moore; brother Valine Jr. Ladner; and her first husband, James Moore.
Flo is predeceased by her parents Wilma Hoda and Valine Ladner; brother Joseph Ladner; and second husband, Leonard Scoby.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at 1 p.m. at St. Jude's Church in Alamogordo. Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Thomas Hoffman, S.J.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 24 to Feb. 24, 2011
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