Florice “Flo” <I>Smith</I> Barber

Florice “Flo” Smith Barber

Birth
Gordonville, Grayson County, Texas, USA
Death 15 Oct 2013 (aged 89)
Burial Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 119226263 · View Source
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Florice Smith Barber passed away peacefully in Riverside, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.

She was born in May 1924 to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Smith in Gordonville, Texas. Flo was a loving wife to Dale Barber and devoted mother to her children, Sally Mills (Lewiston, Idaho), Sheri McInturff (Riverside, Calif.) and Randy Barber (Tempe, Ariz.).

Flo was preceded in death by Dale; and her parents, Gilbert and Ione Smith; brother, Robert L. Smith; as well as grandson, Jeff Peede.

She also added to the lives of her sisters, Margaret Nessa and Barbara Kunkle (Twin Falls); sister-in-law, Linda Smith; brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Norma Barber; nieces and nephews; her grandchildren, Amy Borling, Kim Renshaw, Greg Peede, Gary Dixon Jr., Debbie Pellum, Markel Adams and Dylan Barber; and more than 20 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Flo grew up in Filer, Idaho, married Dale and moved to Sandpoint, Idaho in 1943. After Dale served in the Navy during World War II, the Barbers moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, in the early '50s. She worked as a postal employee in Fairbanks and postmaster of the College, Alaska, post office. She retired from the postal service in Clarkston, Wash. In early 1980, Flo and Dale built a log house in Clarkston to retire.

In addition, Flo enjoyed watching baseball, collecting postal stamps, photography and genealogy, riding on the back of a Harley with Dale around the country and spending time with family and friends. She had a sense of adventure, loved the history of places they lived and a giggle that was contagious and oftentimes delayed the punch line of a joke.

She was laid to rest next to Dale in Lewiston, Idaho.

The family suggests donations to the Twin Falls Public Library in her name.


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  • Maintained by: Sheri McInturff
  • Originally Created by: Barb
  • Added: 24 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 119226263
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Florice “Flo” Smith Barber (May 1924–15 Oct 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 119226263, citing Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens, Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Sheri McInturff (contributor 48034712) .