January 23, 2020

Florence D. Vallad

Died December 5, 2019

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On December 5, 2019 a wonderful lady left this world, Florence (Raymond) Vallad, daughter of the late Eva (LeVert) and Dorcas Raymond of Standish.

She was born May 11, 1929 on the family farm and was the eighth of ten children. On July 22, 1950, Florence married Harold Vallad who preceded her in death in 2015. Florence was the proud mother of Denise (Dale) Daniels, Daryl (Dora) Vallad, Doreen (Ken) Kandal, Darius (Rhonda) Vallad all of Standish. They survive her.

Besides her children she leaves, her legacy and her love to 15 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who are deceased.

Florence worked several jobs during her lifetime starting at the young age of 14. Ending as a cashier at the good ole’ A&P. She was also known for volunteering at the American Cancer Society, Arenac VFW Ladies Auxiliary and her compassionate care for the sick, elderly and dying was one of her greatest attributes.

She was an avid sports fan both participating and observing. Her whole high school career she played basketball along with her sisters, Gladys and Elaine, better known as the Raymond trio.

She was also very well known as “official” scorekeeper no matter what sport or wherever the location. She could always be found in the stands of any of her grandchildren’s events supporting and cheering them on.

Florence is survived by Gladys Jennings, Sr., Elaine Raymond, Art (Judy) Raymond, sister in-law, Marge Raymond.

She was predeceased by husband, Harold; two brothers, Lawrence (Irene) Raymond and Don Raymond; four sisters, Angie (Ernie) Lau, Marie (Ernie) Valley, Margaret (Herb) Salasky and Maxine Raymond.

To all those that loved her, she leaves the good times and fond memories.

Special thanks to the beautiful Eden Fields and the amazing staff for their compassion, love and time making her a part of their family. Also, to Marcia, a very wonderful niece, that gave her time, talent and love until the last breath of our devoted mother.

Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.mm at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, Standish, Michigan with the Rev. Fr. David Parsch officiating. The family will greet family and friends Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home-STANDISH CHAPEL, Standish, Michigan where a prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Florence will lie in-state at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m.

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