Florence Bernice Vezzoni
April 27, 2012
Florence Bernice Vezzoni, of North Bend, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. She was 86 years old.
Florence was born Feb. 22, 1926, in North Bend, to Ben and Gladys Young. She graduated from Snoqualmie High School and was the class salutatorian for the class of 1943.
On Feb. 1, 1947, she married Bob Vezzoni in Snoqualmie. They settled in Snoqualmie, where they raised three children.
Florence attended ITT Business College after graduating from high school. She worked for Washington State Bank, now known as Bank of America. She also worked as a teletype operator at Weyerhaeuser from 1965 to 1983. While Bob was away during the war, she worked at the Veterans of Foreign Wars and volunteered with the USO Committed Service Organization. She felt that it was a way to stay close to Bob while helping her community and country.
Florence belonged to a bowling league while working at Weyerhaeuser. She loved to sing, sew and golf, and she was a wonderful cook. After taking painting classes with her sister, Adaline, she painted many wonderful pictures. The family has many of her beautiful pictures to remember and cherish. Later on in life, Florence greatly enjoyed babysitting her two granddaughters and it brought her great joy to be able to share all of her wonderful hobbies together with them.
Florence also loved family vacations — it could be going to a favorite destination in Eastern Washington, visiting the ocean, or traveling to Canada or Hawaii. The family has many beautiful and treasured memories of these special times together.
Florence always agreed with her husband Bob that they were blessed to live near their family on the blueberry farm — it was like living in paradise every day, for the family as well. She had a very gentle, but quiet, strength about her. She was a good listener and always gave the best advice.
Florence would always put the needs of others before her own and always provided a strong support system. We all will remember how beautiful, generous, giving, caring and loving she was to all her family and friends. Florence deeply cherished every moment with her family, her husband, her sister, her great-granddaughter Makenna and her very special family cat Zorro, who was a great comfort to her during the past few years.
Florence is survived by her children Michael Robert Vezzoni, of Seattle, Jayne Marie (Steve) Bybee, of North Bend, and John Eugene Vezzoni, of North Bend; her sister Adaline Lane, of Kirkland; granddaughters Kelli (Tom) Berlin, of North Bend, and Michelle Bybee of Issaquah; great-granddaughter Makenna Berlin; and a host of extended family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Bob, who passed away in 2010.
Every time a rainbow appears in front of beautiful Mount Si on the farm, it will be a promise from Florence to her family that she is now home, happy and healthy in the loving arms of the Lord with her beloved husband Bob. Florence will forever be deeply missed and dearly loved always.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Eastside Fire & Rescue, Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church or Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 30, at Fall City Cemetery, 4713 Lake Alice Road S.E., Fall City, WA.
Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.
Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family online guestbook at www.flintofts.com.