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Florence Kofford

09/25/1949 - 12/18/2018
Service Date: 12/21/2018
Service Time: 1:00 PM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10036 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, Arizona
Interment: Kanab City Cemetery

Florence Kofford, 69, of Apache Junction, Arizona; passed away on December 18, 2018 due to complications of multiple myeloma resulting from being a “down winder” from the Nevada Test Site as a child.  She was born September 25, 1949 in Kanab, Utah.

Florence was an avid gardener, tap dancer, mountain biker, quilt maker, and hiker.  She was a certified Master Gardner with Colorado State University and a founding member of the Western Colorado Botanical Society, serving both on the board of directors and as Treasurer for 9 years.  She tap danced from when she was 6 years old until well into her 50’s.

She continued to ride her mountain bikes aggressively into her mid-60’s; even after two bone marrow transplants she managed to dislocate a shoulder and break each of her arms from spills off her bike. 

At other times in her life she also sailed her boat on the Chesapeake, flew hot air balloons, and cross country skied.

Florence is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, and served in many callings including Cub Scout Den Leader (her favorite) and Relief Society President.  She was sealed to her husband in the Manti, Utah Temple.  One of the last things she said was “I love my Eternal family.”

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm, with a visitation 1 hour prior, Friday, December 21st at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10036 E. Brown Rd in Mesa.  Interment will be at the Kanab City Cemetery in Kanab, Utah. 

In lieu of flowers, family requests a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma society at www.lls.org , any donations made in December will be matched.




  • I loved Florence dearly. She was such a wonderful lady. Compassionate, always willing to serve, and truly lived others. Such a great example and she impacted my life greatly. She is greatly missed!

  • Kay – I am sad to hear about the passing of Florence – a wonderful woman. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts at this time. May the Lord Bless you and comfort you with the knowledge that families are eternal. Sincerely, Daren Barney

  • Pam and Bill Sant

    Dearest Friend: Your earthly journey is over – you will be missed – – we will fill out hearts and thoughts with all the memories of our times together.

  • Sue and George Hodgkinso

    Beautiful lady, inside and out. She will be missed.

  • Sue and George Hodgkinso

    Beautiful lady, inside and out. She will be missed. Such a good example to all.

  • Loved serving with Florence in Emergency Preparedness calling many years ago. Love her. Sorry for your loss. She will be missed!

  • I wish to extend my condolences to Florence’s family. She was a lovely person and will be greatly missed. Blessings and comfort to her family.

  • What a beautiful strong woman who inspired me to be a better person. Florence, you will be missed greatly!

  • Kay,
    Very sorry to hear about your loss. My condolence to you and your family.

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