Florence L. Cloud-Patterson

03/26/1912 — 01/16/2006

From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Seneca, Nebraska

Florence L. Cloud-Patterson

Florence Luella Cloud Patterson passed away peacefully on Monday, January 16, 2006. Florence was born to Thaddeus Edger Spencer and Lulu Alice Gregory Spencer in Seneca, Nebraska on March 26, 1912.

Florence moved to Shell, Wyoming as a girl and grew up on her parent’s ranch where she spent much of her time exploring the great outdoors and riding her beloved horses. Florence grew into a beautiful woman and met and married the love of her life, Charles Russell Cloud. They married in the mid 1930’s.

Florence and Russell moved to the Puget Sound area several years later and eventually moved to the Tri-Cites in 1950. They owned the Richland Bakery until it was tragically lost in a fire in 1957.

After the fire, Florence obtained her real estate license and worked for a local agency. She later worked out in the Area and retired from Hanford.

Florence dearly loved her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted wife and a wonderful friend. She loved to laugh, travel, camp in her motorhome, and fish. She had many fond memories of riding horses and her life as a child growing up on the ranch in Wyoming. Florence was an avid photographer, an accomplished artist and she loved to play the organ.

Florence is preceded in death by her beloved first husband Charles Russell Cloud, her second husband and best friend Paul C. Patterson, and her precious daughter Nancy Lou Galloway.

Florence is survived by her son Charles Thaddeus Cloud and his wife Ruth of Gillette, Wyoming, her grandson Robert Bradford Watts and his wife Christy of Kennewick, Washington, grandson Charles Bryan Cloud and his wife Melissa of Orlando, Florida, granddaughter Sandra Nichole Bowker and her husband Joey of Gillette, Wyoming, granddaughter Jennifer Loraine Cloud who is attending graduate school in Rustin, Louisiana, and David Duane Galloway of New York, New York, as well as numerous great grandchildren.

Florence’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Emmanuel Care in Kennewick for their love and compassion during her stay with them.

A memorial service to celebrate Florence’s life will be held on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 11:00 AM at Einan’s Funeral Home in Richland. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be sent to Hospice at the Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA 99337.

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  • I want to share my appreciation for a “Great Grandmother” She was very special not to just me but all who knew her…

    I fondest memories of us family were the holidays and fishing at Fish Trap having her teach me to bait my hook.

    I could of never wished for a better family than the one I have now!

    May God bless Her and all of us tho share our memories of her

    David Galloway

    David Galloway
    November 4, 2014
    New, York, City, NY, US
  • Florence was my grandmother and I wish I could of known here better. I am Nancy’ daughter julie. I am happy she is in peace and happines and with my mom!

    Julie Robinson
    November 4, 2014
    Poulsbo, WA, US