Entered into Rest : July 27, 2012
Florence Marie (Schwarz) Kendall went home to the Lord peacefully at the age of 87 on Friday, July 27, 2012 in Lincoln, California.
Florence was born and raised in Park, Kansas to parents Frederick & Clara Schwarz. She grew up on the family farm as one of 12 children. She moved to California in 1942 at age 17.
She was a woman of great strength and spiritual devotion, strong will, a generous caregiver, a master gardener, and a natural salesperson. Florence loved to travel, going on her first cruise to Alaska at age 19, and traveling with siblings around the world throughout her years. She enjoyed her association with Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, leading Scripture classes. Florence is survived by her children Paula (Dave) Horsley, William (Barbara) Kendall; daughter-in-law Linda Kendall; grandchildren Nicole (Jason) Raynor, Danielle (Jason) Joiner, Eric Kendall, Andrew Kendall, Patrick Kendall, and Alex Kendall; great grandchildren Cloie Raynor and Payton Ann Kendall; sister Ida Pace, brother Max (Marie) Schwarz, and many relatives in the Schwarz family.
She is preceded in death by her sons Norman Kendall and Kevin Kendall, and her siblings.
A memorial service in her honor will be held on Wednesday, August 1st at 11 AM at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Rocklin. A reception will follow immediately at the adjoining social hall for a time of remembrance, refreshments, and celebration of Florence and her full life.