July 2017

Florence Faye Matheny DeShazer August 9, 1921~ July 5, 2017

Florence was a very loving and faithful wife, mother and friend who was loved by all who knew her. Born in Toddville, Iowa to Archie and Alice Matheny, she was the second of four children. In 1945, after teaching for 7 years, she left Iowa to attend Seattle Pacific College in Seattle, Washington. She married Jake DeShazer on August 29, 1946. Jake had participated in the 1942 Doolittle Raid over Tokyo, Japan during World War II and survived 40 months as a POW.