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Florence Wilding Schwendiman

 Florence Wilding Schwendiman 94, died Sunday, May 9, 2010 in Poulsbo, WA.
She was born March 13, 1916 at Teton City, ID. the daughter of David and Venna Wilding. She graduated from Teton Elementary school, Sugar Salem High School and attend one year of Ricks College.
She married Reed Schwendiman on Aug. 1, 1935 in the Logan LDS Temple.
Florence was a successful secretary starting her career with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Logan. then to Washington, D.C. with the Navy and the War Protection Board, then to the Veterans Administration in Idaho Falls, Boise and Moscow.
Florence took time out to care for her two children. When the children were both in elementary school, she went back to work as a secretary to the school superintendent in Bellevue, Wa. After 15 years at that job she retired.
At age 71 or 72 , Florence took up painting, a little in water colors, a few nice pieces in ceramics and many in oil until about the age of 90. Today there is hanging in her bedroom a portrait she painted of each of her four grandchildren and herself. They were some comfort to her in her last days.
Her Family members mourning her departure are her husband, Reed Schwendiman, Poulsbo, WA.; Children- Donald (Marcia) Schwendiman, Port Ludlow, WA.; Frances (Steve) Dishman, Lake Oswego, OR.; grandson David (Cinnamon) Schwendiman, WA. his children Scarlett and Sebastion; three granddaughters, Carolyn Dishman, Portland, OR.; Currently Teaching School in Taiwan, Laura Schwendiman, Bend;l, OR.; Diana (Kevin) Dishman Odil, Portland, OR.; and brothers Lee O. Wilding, Teton, ID.; and Milton S. Wilding, Sugar City, ID.;
Services will be conducted Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bidwell Funeral Home with Milton Wilding, Conducting. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:30 until the time of services. Interment will be in the Teton-Newdale Cemetery.

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