Friday, March 09, 2007

In memory of Florence E. Wolff, a very good friend

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Florence was a very good and close family friend. She died last Saturday, March 3, 2007, at age 94 after a long and sad illness.
Even though we will miss her so very much, Ms. Wolff is in a much better place now. Florence Wolff is in Heaven. I don't know the mechanics of that very much (is this spoken like a former true Aerospace Engineer at NASA?) but I know for certain that is her Final Destination.
The flag was given her by the U.S. Navy in appreciation for her valuable service. She was a Pharmacy Mate for two and half years from July 1943 until December 1945.
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Here we see her picture at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Corpus Christi, Texas. [Yes, that is where we were in our previous post, the whole city is "No Smoking" for any public building!]
Ms. Wolff lived in Galveston, Texas, for the last of her working years. She was never married and had no children; additionally she had no brothers or sisters or cousins of her generation.
Florence thought of Mrs. Jim as an only daughter/child as nearly as one could. They both worked together as social workers in Galveston at the University of Texas Medical Branch, UTMB Galveston.
Here is a copy of her obituary, composed by Mrs. Jim, and edited by Cage-Mills Funeral Home of Corpus Christi: (
link to MakingEverlastingMemories Wed site)

Florence E. Wolff, 94, a resident of Corpus Christi and native of Brooklyn, New York, died Saturday, March 3, 2007 at Trisun HealthCare in Corpus Christi.

Miss Wolff was a retired social worker and was active in the local NASW chapter. She was a graduate of Brooklyn College and held masters degrees in economics and in social work from New York Univ. and Vanderbilt Univ. respectively. She retired from Univ. of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Afterwards, Miss Wolff moved to Corpus Christi where she was in the Navy and based at the Naval Air Station during World War II. She also served in Hawaii.

Miss Wolff was a member of St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church. She enjoyed travel and naturalist activities as well as her affiliation with AAUW and NASW. She was a compassionate and generous individual dedicated to her family, her church, her work and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Rose Herbert Wolff. She is survived by her cousins,

William Floyd and wife Ann of New York, Richard Manning and wife Emilie, and Gloria Smith all of New Jersey. Others left to cherish her memory are Arlene and Jim Hovendick, Montgomery, TX, Fay Holmes of Corpus Christi, and her faithful caretakers Dorothy Solis and Jessica Castrejon.

A funeral service will held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2007 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. Services will conclude at St. Bartholomew’s.

Memorials may be made to the residents’ activity fund of Trisun HealthCare, VistaCare Hospice, St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church or a charity of your choice.

I almost don't want to say it on the same page as Mrs. Wolff's post, but, today this blog hit the 15,000 visitor mark.
What a grand lady. I'm glad that she and Mrs. Jim were such good friends.

15,000 visitors! Wow!! Aren't you glad you didn't have to feed all of us!!
Rachel, I should have said 15,000 visits. A lot are the same, like you.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Hi Jim ~~ Florence looked like a lovely lady, and it is always sad when a friend dies, no matter what age.
Glad you like Someone Else. Peter will
be visiting me soon and will update my blog roll, so yo will go on it. I hope you and Mrs. Jim are both well. Cheers, Merle.
Thank you Jim for telling me how to make sycamore bugs!!! Now I might have to try it!!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!
Sorry ya lost a friend!
Congrats on your 15,000 visitor!

Sorry about your friend, Ms. Wolff. She was an accomplished woman. She is lucky to have you and Mrs. Jim as friends. No, I didn't know her... :)

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