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Florence E. (Grover) Gould

Florence E. (Grover) Gould
  • January 27, 1934 - February 2, 2016
  • Richland, Michigan
  • New Hope Covenant Church
    9300 East D Avenue
    Richalnd, MI 49083

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“Your Mom was a delightful lady; a pleasure to work with. I hold sweet memories of her.Esther Hill ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She and your dad were both good friends of my mom(Janet Bowker)and dad(Skip). She always had that special look...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Judy (Bowker)Hoffman - Richland, MI

“your mother was a wonderful women who made our job so much better. We were blessed to have her as ours for so many years at the middle school. The...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: dave mayer - KALAMAZOO, MI

“She was a warm and wonderful person. We felt blessed to get to know her. She will be missed, ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Lori Roof

“Freddie and I were so sorry to hear of Florence's passing. She and I were close during those summers I came up to work at the farm while school was...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Richard and Fredericka Coppes - MI

“To the Gloud family, I'm truly sorry for your loss. "Aunt Florence" was a terrific women. Many fond memories of her and family with Byron and Toni...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Jeff Cox - Valparaiso, IN

“You know that family friend you are so blessed to call your Aunt?! That's my sibs and me. I am forever grateful to have experienced Aunt Florence's...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Deb Coe - Galesburg, MI

“I was saddened to learn this world has lost one of the most genuinely kind and caring person I've known. In my younger years our families spent much...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Barb Meinema (Cox) - Portage, MI

“Dear Brent, Scott and Lisa, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I will always remember the beautiful barbie dress she made for my barbie doll...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear of Florence's passing. My parents were good friends with her and Bruce! I will always remember her as the sweetest kindest soul...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Vicki Sage-Erwin - Kingwood, TX

“Mrs. Gould was a very nice lady she will be greatly missed. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Dawn (Gorka) Morgan - Richland, MI

“Mrs Gould was always a warm, compassionate person. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Patty Decker - Battle Creek, MI

“Florence was a very warm and caring lady.Always a smile and kind word to everyone she spoke with. She will be missed. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Roberts - Richland, MI

“Lisa, Steve, Josh, Stephanie and Brent- We are so very sorry to hear of your Mom and Grandma's passing. She was such a sweet lady. It was always...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Zavitz - Battle Creek, MI

“Florence was a joy to work with at the Middle School. She was always up in spirits in the mornings and helped the faculty and students get off to a...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Gary Denton - Hastings, MI

“Dear Brent, Scott & Lisa, So sorry to here of your mother's passing. I have a lot of fond memories with you and your parents. We had so much fun,...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Smith-Norris - Colon, MI

“Florence was one of the sweetest, most patient people I have ever met! With all the hub bub at school, she would take it in stride and kindness. ...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Donna Willoughby - Portage, MI

“I am so sorry to hear about the death of Florence. She was such a delight to all the teachers. She made our job so much easier. My thoughts go out to...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Terry Williams - Kalamazoo, MI

“Victoria L. Scott ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Victoria L. Scott - Richland, MI

“Grover is missed but hope remains vivid for all who knew her! May You have peace!Ps. 36:9. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: A friend


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Florence E. (Grover) Gould of Richland, Michigan

Florence, age 82, died Tuesday morning, February 2, 2016 at Heartland of Kalamazoo, MI, following a prolonged illness.

Florence, the daughter of Leslie and Eva (Garn) Grover, was born in Scotts, MI on January 27, 1934. After graduating from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1952, she was a lifetime area resident. She was a faithful secretary of Gull Lake Community Schools for 23 years, retiring in 1994. Florence was a member of New Hope Covenant Church of Richland since 1969. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, reading, and traveling during her retirement. Every creature in God's creation was welcomed and well fed in Florence's backyard. The most important time in her life was "family time," especially with her grandchildren.

Florence was united in marriage to Leon Bruce Gould of Kalamazoo on September 25, 1954. He preceded her in death on February 12, 2001. Surviving are her three children, Lisa K. (Steve) Marzolf of Shelbyville, MI, Scott R. (Sue) Gould of Holland, MI, and Brent M. (Kathy) Gould of Hickory Corners, MI; five precious grandchildren, Joshua Marzolf, Stephanie (Chris) Roof, Graham Gould, Lena Gregg, and Craig (Samantha) Gould; two great grandchildren, Josiah and Elyzabeth Gould; several cousins, including Dick (Freddie) Coppes of Vicksburg, MI.

The Funeral Service to celebrate Florence's life will be held on Monday, February 8th, at 11:30 a.m. at New Hope Covenant Church, 9300 East D Avenue (M89), with the Rev. Jan David DeWitt officiating. Florence's family will greet friends on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until service time at the Church. Interment will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI. Family and friends will return to the Church to continue Florence's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon. Memorial contributions in Florence's honor may be directed to New Hope Covenant Church. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel (269-629-6022) is assisting Florence's family with her arrangements.