Florence Alice Engleson

Florence Engleson, 93, was born to Adolph "Ed" Wohlrabe and Flora McCallum Wohlrabe on August 28, 1912, in Woodland, Washington, and passed away January 20, 2006, in Seattle, Washington. She was a long time West Seattle resident who also lived in Tacoma for 13 years and spent her last year residing at The Kenney.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Joan Freeman; grandchildren Cheryl Larijani (Fred), Nancy Freeman, Jim Freeman (Janet), Jeffrey Hilton Jr., Jennifer Riffel (Brent), Jeremy Hilton, Jessica Hilton, Jillian Hilton and Jonathan Hilton; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband Jim Engleson, daughter Judith Louise Hilton and brother Raymond Wohlrabe.

The Wohlrabe family moved to West Seattle in 1919. Florence attended Gatewood School and graduated from West Seattle High School at age 61, with honors, in the class of 1929. She then received two degrees from the University of Washington and began a teaching career. She taught both high school and junior high for several years in five different locations.

She had many interests, but she especially enjoyed her family and many friends. She and Jim traveled extensively, visiting many countries and most of the United States. She was an active member of West Side Presbyterian Church, the 34th District Republication Club, the American Legion Auxiliary and the West Seattle Garden Club.

A family graveside service was held for Florence on January 26, 2006 at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, with the Reverend John Waltner officiating. Florence will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but she will remain in our hearts forever.