Florence M. (Todd) Williams
Our super Mom, Florence M. (Todd) Williams, a resident of Fruita, Colo., joined her beloved husband Harry on April 8, 2014.
She was born on Dec. 3, 1924 to Samuel and Hattie Todd in Cameo, Colorado. She was proceeded in death by her husband, to whom she had been married for 69 years; two brothers and two sisters; and one great-grandson.
She is survived by two brothers, Sam and Robert Todd; two sons, Dan Williams and Bill Williams; daughter, Norma Gordon; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Before moving to Fruita in 2007, they lived in Clifton for several years. Before that, Mom and Dad built a business consisting of a restaurant, motel, grocery store, liquor store and gas station in Thomasville, Colo. She and her husband operated a successful farm including two acres of strawberries, some fruit trees and a chicken egg farm. Mom weighed, candled, and separated eggs into cartons. She was known as the “Egg Lady” in Glenwood Springs where she delivered eggs and even strawberries.
Some strawberries were frozen into 5-gallon cans, and eaten in the Strawberry Days festivals for many years. Florence was an enterprising, hardworking business woman and also worked at the Buffalo Valley Inn while doing running the farm.
She loved to golf, dance, and sing. She liked to go to Las Vegas. She was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos and the Rockies Mom traveled with Dad to Alaska, Mexico and France. She was always there to help her family and friends and would do and give to them, before she thought of herself.
Per her request, Florence was cremated at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, and per her and her husband’s plan, their lives will be celebrated together on May 10, 2014 at the home of Judean Glacier in Silt, CO.
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