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Florence Alice (Daugherty) Spratt

 

February 18, 2017

Florence Alice Spratt passed into the Lord's care on February 9, 2017. She was 96 years young, remaining independent and active up until her final days. Florence was born in Greybull, Wyoming to McKinley Daugherty and Annie Alice (Allen) Daugherty. She had two brothers, John P. and Lester R. Daugherty. They lost both parents to illness as small children. She grew up in Ten Sleep, Wyoming and spent most of her life living and working on the R.W. Spratt & Sons cattle ranch in Lost Cabin, Wyoming. She married Thomas N. Spratt in 1938 and they celebrated 64 years together having two children, Bill and Zada.

Florence was part owner of the Lysite Store in Lysite, Wyoming. She served as Postmaster of the Lost Cabin Post Office and the telephone operator in addition to caring for her family and helping build the ranch during the 50+ years she and Tom lived in Lost Cabin. Florence and Tom spent many years traveling during their retirement and she especially loved flying with Tom in their private plane. They wintered in Arizona and Nevada prior to returning to Wyoming full time in the late 1990s. After Tom's passing, Florence relocated to Windsor, Colorado where she lived on the farm near her daughter Zada. She remained active and looked forward to attending the annual reunion of the families and survivors of the USS HOEL (DD-553) where she would enjoy visiting with survivors who knew her brother Lester.

Florence is survived by her son Bill and wife Pat Spratt of Wyoming; daughter Zada of Windsor, Colorado; grandchildren TJ and wife Jennie Spratt, Ace and wife Shelley Spratt of Wyoming, Eric and wife Treva Steidl of Windsor, and Trudy and husband Shon Pulley of Indiana; and great grandchildren Coralee Spratt, KL and Sierra Spratt, Heidi and Carl Steidl, and Shea and Krista Pulley. Florence was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, husband, and son-in-law.

Services will be private. Donations may be made in her memory to Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 1250 7th St, Windsor, CO 80550. Her love for family, her faith, her grace, courage, and humor will always be remembered by everyone she knew.

 
 

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