Florence Fern Moulten Anderson Kimball, age 92, our wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife and friend passed away quietly at her home in Cedar Hills, Utah, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006.
Florence was born in the beautiful Heber Valley, the first child of Addison Charles Moulton and Catherine Hegyessy Moulton. Florence grew up in the Heber Second Ward and graduated from Wasatch High School. Florence excelled in music, playing the clarinet and piano. She was a member of the Wasatch High School marching band. With her mother’s encouragement she became an excellent typist. As the oldest child in the family she learned to cook and take care of the home.
She accepted a call to the California Mission where she enjoyed teaching people about The Book of Mormon. After her mission, she worked as a long distance operator in Salt Lake City for the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.
Florence married Ervin Joseph Anderson of Heber on Nov. 10, 1937 in the Salt Lake Temple. They made their home in Heber City. Florence and Erv owned and operated a small sawmill for many years then purchased farmland in the valley and began farming and raising cattle.
Florence and Ervin were blessed with a family of five children. Florence was a great mother — teaching, loving and encouraging her children to excel with their talents through study, practice and performance. She spent many days going with them to music, sports and riding events.
Florence served in many callings in her church. As her children were growing up they usually came home from school to hear the piano playing as she taught many children to play the piano.
During their later years, Florence and Erv enjoyed service as temple workers in the Provo Temple. In 1994, Ervin died leaving Florence alone. She left her Heber Valley and moved to Springville. After five years she met Rodney Kimball. On April 6, 1999 they were married. They have had an enjoyable time growing older together.
Florence is survived by her husband, Rodney; her children: Dixie (George) Koroulis of St. George; Clair (Mary Ann) Anderson of Springville; Jay (Carolyn) Anderson of American Fork; Eileen (Cole) Warner of Fruitland; and Mark Anderson of Springville; seven grandchildren: Bart, Eric, Neal, Jon, Greg, Zak and Lindsay Anderson; 16 great grandchildren; sisters: Delores Miller of Bountiful and Addie (Bill) Hunter of Lehi and sister-in-law Anita Moulton of Centerville. She is preceded in death by her brother John Barton, and sister Adel.
We will miss our dear Florence with her quick wit and special smile. We thank all those who have been so good to Mother during her failing years.
Funeral services will be held at Thursday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. in the Heber First, Sixth Ward chapel, 365 East 500 North. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, 288 North Main, Heber, or on Thursday morning from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment will be at the Heber Cemetery.
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