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Florine Gabbert

 

February 14, 2018

Feb. 12, 1929 – Jan. 5, 2018

Francis Florine Gabbert was born Feb. 12, 1929, to Mace and Pauline Gabbert in Wallowa, Oregon.

Flo attended Goldendale High School where she was a reporter for the school newspaper. During a story about Wishram, she met and later married Dan Bunn. Later she decided she wanted to travel and see the world, so she did. She went to San Francisco, where she worked for the San Francisco Chronicle and raced her Austin Healy at various road races. Then on to Africa, working for Radio Free America; Hawaii; Sedona, Arizona; Costa Rica; and Florida, where she passed away.

Flo is preceded in death by her brother, Ed Gabbert, and wife Pat. She is survived by her daughter, Shawnell, and husband Tom Parker; her son Cole Stilley of Sedona; Ray Gabbert of Paulden, Arizona; sister Adelina (DeeDee) Gabbert Dillon and husband Dan; she special nephew Toby Gabbert; and niece Darcy Hamilton; Kathy Bennett of The Dalles; and many great nieces and nephews and cousins in Goldendale.

 

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