Florence B. George

08/23/1919 — 03/16/2012

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Tacoma, Washington

Florence B. George

Florence B. George, age 92 of Richland passed away on March 16, 2012 at home.

She was born August 23, 1919 at Tacoma, WA to Philip and Elizabeth Bechtholt. She was the youngest of a large family and enjoyed being "our little sister". She graduated from Lincoln High School and Racine Business Institute at Tacoma, WA. She worked at Tacoma General Hospital, for the U.S. Army at Fort Lewis, WA, and Atomic Energy Commission at Richland WA.

She was married to William George on January 5, 1946 and they moved to Richland, WA in September 1946. They lived in Richland ever since.

She is survived by one son Fred W. George and one daughter Carol K. Silvernail, one son- in- law Stan Slivernail, and one granddaughter Amanda G. George, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband on October 18, 1993, parents, three sisters and five brothers. She liked cooking, walking, and telling jokes. She took care of her husband during his long illness. She was a member of Richland Lutheran Church since 1957.

A viewing will be held at Einan's Funeral Home on Friday, March 23, 2012 from 5 to 8 pm. Graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 10 am. A memorial service will follow at Memories at Sunset Event Center at 11:00am.

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  • We will miss her positive attitude and great humor. We always looked forward to her Christmas cards. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very difficult time.

    John and Ann Bechtholt
    November 4, 2014
    Tacoma, WA, US
  • Florence lived across the street from us — I even remember delivering her paper when I was a paperboy. She had a generous smile and will be missed.

    Eric LoPresti
    November 4, 2014
    Brooklyn, NY, US
  • Florence was such a delight! Knowing her since I was a little girl was such a great pleasure. Remembering way back when her family lived across the street from my parents on Smith in Richland. Wish I still had the kitty muff she gave me for my birthday many years ago. Florence your laughter was so wonderful to hear and I always saw you walking every day around town. Rest in peace! Thoughts and prayers are with Freddy and Carol!


    Karen Pierce Cowan
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My thought and prauer aur with you. ED

    Ed Bechtholt
    November 4, 2014
    Gig, Harbor, WA, US
  • My thoughts and prayers are with Florence’s family. We have known each other a long time and did water aerobics together. She always had jokes for the group. I will miss visiting with her. God’s Blessings.

    Dorothy Beyer
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Florence was my “adopted” grandma living right across the street while I grew up fast. We shared so many afternoons laughing about jokes, telling each other stories and eating to many cookies. As I grew up, she kept up that quick wit and happy smile. I wish I could have given her one more hug, but one always feels that way.

    Giselle LoPresti
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I will miss Florence’s wit and strong determination. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend since 1976 when we moved in down the street from her. I was proud of her being able to walk every where instead of driving. She was known for her famous fudge and chocolate chip cookies. They were the best I have ever tasted! I enjoyed a fantastic sampling of a huge amount of goodies she prepared when she would invite a lot of neighbors and friends over around Christmas time. Florence had a hard time the last number of years, but she always had her faith in God and was anxious to be free of her medical problems and have ever-lasting life in heaven. I pray that God will bring the family comfort during this difficult time.

    Shirley Haskins
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Fred and Carol,

    Your mom was such a fun lady and I have so many memories of her and my mom getting together through the years in the old neighborhood. Nobody could tell a joke as well as Florence and she always had a box of toys in the closet for the kids. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    JoAnne Dimond McLaughlin

    JoAnne Dimond
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I remember growing up in Seattle & driving to Richland to visit. The thing I remember most about Aunt Florence was her contagious smile. She had a great sense of humor & positive outlook. She will be missed.

    Eve & Brian
    November 4, 2014
    Austin, TX, US
  • Florence, our optimestic neighbor, who made us feel so welcomed with your laughter and warmth from theSummer of 1980 30 years. Your wonderful smile with giggles will always be a warm memory.

    Our condolences to your family and loved ones.

    The LoPrestis

    Theresa &Charles LoPresti
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Carol, Fred, Stan and Family,

    We are sorry to learn of Florence’s passing. You are all in our prayers. Florence was a good person, cared deeply for Uncle Bill and her family and had an enjoyable sense of humor.

    Love from us—Cousin Jim, Mary and


    Dr. James George
    November 4, 2014
    Woodbury, NJ, USA
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