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Florence A. Livingston
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A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Ceres Memorial Park for longtime Ceres resident Florence Amanda Livingston, 87. She died in he sleep on Nov. 4, 2009 after a 10-year struggle with Alzheimer's Disease.

The Colonial Chapel of Franklin and Downs is in charge of arrangements. A reception will follow at 210 Rowland Ave., Modesto.

Born Sept. 2, 1922 in River Falls, Wisc., Florence was the first of eight children of Rollin and Mae Hemenway. When she was two the family moved to Hudson, Wisc. In 1937 Florence moved to Ceres. She graduated from Ceres High School in 1939 with aspirations of becoming a teacher. At a Halloween dance she met Harold C. Livingston and the two later married. Mrs. Livingston was a homemaker who did the books for the yearly boysenberry and almond harvests and handled payroll as well as managed the household. Mrs. Livingston enjoyed playing the slot machines in Tahoe, bowling, square dancing with the Ceres Twisters and belonged to the Ceres American Legion Auxiliary and Ceres Christian Church.

She leaves behind her son, Donald Livingston of Kentucky; two sisters, Yvonne Skidgel and Connie Cole, both of Reno, Nev.; and six grandchildren, Jeff Livingston, Todd Livingston, Matthew Parrott, Joshua Parrott, Tiffany Livingston-Dickason and Trevor Livingston; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Harold Livingston, son Duane Livingston, daughter Janel Livingston-Tyson, sister Marian Maines and brothers Rollin Hemenway Jr., Roy Hemenway, Robert Hemenway and Gerald Hemenway.

-Ceres Courier /November 11, 2009