"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated July 4, 2017


Jolene (Hoffman) Florence

October 6, 1932 – November 6, 2015

Jolene (Hoffman) Florence, 83, of Auburn, Washington passed away, Friday November 6, 2015 in the same city.

Jolene was born October 6, 1932. She attended the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs and graduated in 1951.  She eventually attended Gallaudet College (now University), Washington, D.C. and graduated in 1955.   She married Duane Florence.  They had four daughters.

Her mother used to be an Iowa School for the Deaf Primary Hall boys houseparent.

Her husband passed away last June 30, 2015.

Her body was cremated.  There would be no funeral services for her.

Yahn and Son Funeral and Crematory, Auburn, Washington, arranged her body.

Thanks to Stan McHugh and Don Kautzky for the information.