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Florence Haugsted, 88, a longtime Pine Valley resident, died Jan. 24, 2008, at Elizabethan Manor Assisted Living Facility in Pendleton.
Her funeral will be at 1p.m. Wednesday at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church in Halfway. Pastor Tony Brandon of the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Richland will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception after the service in the Pine Valley Presbyterian Fellowship Hall. Interment will be at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway.
Florence Naomi Fleming Haugsted was born Nov. 8, 1919, to Bert and Jennie Fleming in Walker, Iowa. She married Andrew “Andy” Haugsted Aug. 29, 1937, at Noshua, Iowa, in “The Little Brown Church in the Vale.”
In 1938 they headed west, moving to Joseph. In 1940 they bought a ranch, making their home and livelihood farming in Pine Valley. In the 1950s they purchased ground in Halfway and developed it into what is known as “Andy’s Trailer Park.” In the late 1960s they decided to sell the ranch and move to the property in Halfway.
Florence enjoyed her family, being outdoors and tending to her garden. Florence was a wonderful cook and was known for her famous potato salad. She also enjoyed canning, especially pickles and was nicknamed named the “pickle queen.”
Florence enjoyed helping people whenever she could and was very active in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Survivors include her children, Charles Haugsted and his wife, Libby, of Pendleton; Larry Haugsted and his wife, Viki, of Halfway, Roscoe Haugsted and his wife, Patty, of Pendleton, and Rosella Lusk and her husband, Ron, of Deltona, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andy, on Jan. 12, 2000; five brothers; and three sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 28, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor