Our mother, Florence Kaye Henrie Frandsen was born in Panguitch Utah on June 17, 1942. She was the only daughter of George and Neucile Henrie. Her older brothers were Jerald and Carl and a younger brother Wally and Chris. Mom graduated from Panguitch High in 1960 where she met Dan Frandsen during her senior year. They dated for six weeks previous to his mission to Denmark. While waiting for Dan to return In 1962 she graduated from Ex-Cel-Cis Beauty Salon and School. She received a ring from Dan while he was still on his mission then upon his return they were married two weeks later in the St. George Temple on May 12, 1963. Our mother was reunited with her eternal companion, and the love of her life, on November 6, 2020.
Mom loved children and family. As a young couple Mom and Dad had two children, LaCinda and Dan, then 27 different foster children. One child was so wonderful that they couldn't let her go and Tina joined our family. Later David and Jared were born, bringing the total to 5.
While living in Duchesne Utah they desperately wanted to move back home to Panguitch to raise their family. In 1979 they moved back to Panguitch and opened Panguitch Floral and Gift. Everyone who knew Mom, felt loved. Everyone was her friend and she never had enough friends.
Mom was a woman of many talents. She drew, painted, crocheted, and more—if she wanted to create it, she could. But it was as a florist for 24 years that her talents blessed all in her community. Mom loved running the floral, She loved the flowers and creating beauty, but her favorite part was all the people she met and all the friends she made. Mom was a great example of honesty as we watched her as she always strived to be honest and giving in her work. If she learned that someone was unhappy she went out of her way to make it right. Mom had a huge heart, there were years where Mom felt bad on Memorial Day that some graves didn't have any flowers on them, so she decided that every grave should have something on it. Mom would use her talents and resources to place flowers on every grave that didn’t have any so no one would be left out.
Because of Mom and what we called "Henrie Humor" our home has always been full of laughter. Game night and laughter was a common event growing up. Many nights we would leave Mom's home with our cheeks hurting from a night of laughter. With Mom you never knew what to expect; it might be a gummy worm sandwich in your lunch, or using a flirtatious pick up line on Dad while in the supermarket. She loved life, and made life fun for everyone around her.
Mom and Dad planned a mission after their retirement, but on Dad’s passing in 2006 Mom made it her mission to do temple work. She submitted literally thousands of names for temple work and made many lifelong friends while working in the temple.
One thing we will always treasure is that she was always there to support her children and grandchildren in all they did. whether she enjoyed it or not, if her family enjoyed it then she was all in. We always knew if we were out late that Mom would be up waiting before she could sleep.
We love her and will miss her greatly and we are so grateful for all the amazing gifts she gave us because she was our mother.
Survived by her 5 children: LaCinda (Dean) Higley, Danny (Teresa), Tina, David (Cherri) and Jared (Melissa); 17 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many more to come; brothers, Carl (Judy) Henrie, Chris (Tanya) Henrie; sister-in-law, Sherril England; foster sister, Linda Laurence.
Florence was preceded in death by her husband Daniel Frandsen; parents; brothers: Jerald and Wally.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Panguitch 2nd LDS Ward Chapel. Due to COVID-19, attendees will be required to wear a mask and there will be a restriction of 99 attendees for the funeral services. No public viewing will be held. Burial will be in the Panguitch Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
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