|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1924|
|Death: ||Oct. 9, 1985|
Francella Delight Clevenger was the only child of Benjamin Oliver and Flonnie Bell (Wright) Clevenger. She was born in Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. Her father was a Master Sgt in the Army and during her childhood they had moved around frequently. Teintsin China, Honolulu, Indiana, Salt Lake City, Wilmington, Delaware, Chattanooga, Fort Knox (Kentucky), and Decatur, IL are some of the places the Clevengers called home.
During the school year, it wouldn't be unusual for Francella to be in 3 or 4 different schools. For this reason, she was a very shy, studious and private person. However, when she met and married her husband, Edwin Lewis Scofield III, she blossumed. They met when both were working for E. I. Dupont de Nemours. The ceremony was during WWII and therefore travel was difficult because gas was being rationed. They married at Old Swedes Church, in Wilmington, DE on October 21, 1944 and at the time of her death, they had been married just shy of 41 years. Their first home as a married couple was in Wilmington Delaware at 804 West Street. Ted and Taffy, as she was nicknamed, lived in Wilmington until the startup of the Sabine River Works was anticipated. Mrs. Scofield was pregnant with her first child when the couple relocated to Texas.
The Scofield's moved to the Golden Triangle settling first in Port Arthur and rented a house at 4510 Springdale. Later they moved to Orange, building a house at 24 Knotty Pine Lane. Later they built their dream house on Country Club Drive. Francella was active in philanthropic endeavors. She would think of these activities and then her husband would do the leg work. The Scofield's sponsored several families that relocated from Viet Nam, after the war. They were generous contributors to the Orange Public Library's Large Print section. She was one of the founders of the Orange Junior Service League, serving as the the first President of the Orange Junior League. She was active in the PTA and a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Her main love was fishing and many remember the harrowing night that she spent on the boat which was marooned by low tide.
Benjamin Oliver Clevenger (1891 - 1975)
Flonnie Bell Wright Clevenger (1894 - 1996)
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Plot: Garden of Memories A
Maintained by: Candee
Originally Created by: D. A. Core (nee McGee)
Record added: Dec 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46109820