October 8, 1921 - January 10, 2014
Florence Lods passed away on Jan. 10, 2014, in Napa at the age of 92. “Flo” was born in Skidmore, Mo., on Oct. 8, 1921. After moving to the Bay Area in her early 20s, she met and married Bert F. Lods in 1946. Flo and Bert resided in Richmond, Calif., and enjoyed 48 years of marriage before Bert passed away in 1994. A skilled seamstress, master quilter and an accomplished gardener, Flo enjoyed working with her hands and surrounding herself with vibrant colors. She was proud of having completed over 50 hand-made quilts. Most of all, Flo loved her home in Wildcat Canyon, bird watching, hiking the trails with her family and her dogs, and celebrating the beauty of nature. We will miss her effortless laughter, the twinkle in her eye and her razor-sharp wit. Flo and Bert had two daughters, Melody Cary and Lorrie Vanoli. She is survived by her daughter, Lorrie Vanoli (Jerry) of Napa; sisters, Glendora Hamilton-Brandon of Medford, Ore., and Doris Winkel of Fullerton, Calif.; brother, Earl Lehman (Sarah) of Roseville, Calif.; grandchildren, Lewis Brookins (Terry) and Barbara Frazer (Stan); great-grandchildren, James Brookins and Holly Brookins; nephew, Dennis Lods (Gay) of Puebla, Mexico; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Melody Cary, and her sister, Joetta Ortner. At Flo’s request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her memory to Napa Valley Hospice, 414 South Jefferson St., Napa, CA 94559.
Florence Lods passed away on Jan. 10, 2014, in Napa at the age of 92. “Flo” was born in Skidmore, Mo., on Oct. 8, 1921. After moving to the Bay Area in her early 20s, she met and married Bert F. Lods in 1946. Flo and Bert resided... View Obituary & Service Information
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