Florence Engberg
Florence Engberg
Florence Engberg
Florence Engberg
Florence Engberg
Florence Engberg

Obituary of Florence Ann Engberg

Florence was born Florence Ann Hunt on November 25, 1921 in Portland Oregon to parents Luther Oliver Hunt and Mary Frances Hunt (Bale). She left her earthly tent to be in the Lord’s presence on April 26, 2022 after 100 years and 5 months on earth.

Florence and Lewis Edwin Engberg met each other at Oaks Park Roller Skating Rink in Portland Oregon and were married June 4, 1948. Florence became a widow upon Lewis’ passing November 15, 1986. They had three children: Lewis Engberg, Frances Brisco, and Rhonda Stone (Matthew Stone). Florence was preceded to Heaven by her granddaughter Amy Jensen (Jeff Jensen), her twin sister Frances Hunt Winkle, and her daughter Rhonda Stone. Florence is survived by five grandchildren, Robert Williams III, Franklin Engberg (Elizabeth), David Copeland, Melissa Cooper, Keri Steed (Jeb Steed), nineteen great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, niece Carol Winkle and nephew Joe Winkle.

First and foremost in Florence’s life was her love for Jesus. Her faith in God played a role in her everyday life. She loved everyone and was sacrificial, giving her last penny and anything out of her pantry over the years to help others. She opened her home many times to people in need. Her most heartfelt desire was to see family and friends share in her Christian faith.

God blessed Florence with a gift for playing the violin and piano. She loved practicing and playing. Florence started violin lessons at age six with her sister Frances. While in high school Florence and Frances performed in recitals around Portland. Florence played in the Junior Symphony while attending Multnomah Junior College for two years. She then attended Cascade College for one year majoring in violin and playing for school ballet classes two hours a day. Her next school was Bob Jones College in Cleveland, Tennessee where she majored in violin. Once back in Portland, Florence played with many musical groups. The Ruth Sanborn Dancers and the Betty Reed’s Tap Dancers relied on Florence for 25 years to play the piano music that was the engine for their dance performances. She also played at various retirement homes entertaining residents with the many tunes and styles of music that she was requested to play. She was the pianist at many weddings and memorials for family and friends. She played piano at Peninsula Baptist Church for over 60 years and always praised God for music.

Florence was in robust health most of her life. On November 16, 2018 her 97 year old body wore down to the point that she needed help that a care facility could provide. She moved from her home to North Star Adult Care where she was under the care of Veronica Filip until her home going to Heaven. Veronica and her team were very loving, compassionate, caring, and patient with Florence; angels on earth.

Florence will be buried privately May 17, 2022 alongside her husband Lewis at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Peninsula Baptist Church at 2653 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97217.


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