Lily Florence Aubert, a resident of Colville, passed away on May 18, 2012 in Colville at the age of 94. Florence was born on May 27, 1917 in Warden, Idaho, the daughter of Ray and Florence (Ridout) Yount.
Her growing years were spent in Kellogg, Idaho, where she attended school and graduated from high school. On June 4, 1939, Florence married Lloyd V. Aubert in Kellogg. They began their life together in Warden and then moved to San Diego, CA during Lloydâ€™s service in the U.S. military.
While in San Diego, Florence worked as a â€śRosie Riveterâ€ť in support of the U.S. during World War II. Upon, Lloydâ€™s return and honorable discharge, they move to Colville. Florence and Lloyd raised their five children in Colville. She worked as a nursing assistant at Mt. Carmel Hospital for several years and then opened a small coffee and doughnut shop in downtown Colville. Once her children were grown, Florence opened her home to many foster children that she loved and supported.
Lloyd preceded her in death in 1983.
In 1980, she took a job in the personnel department of the U.S. Forest Service. Florence later transferred to Coeur dâ€™Alene, Idaho, where she retired in the early 1990â€™s. Florence then moved to Spokane where she could be closer to family. Due to challenges brought upon by her declining health, Florence returned to Colville where she has resided since.
Florence loved her family and the many young lives to whom she was able to give a home. She was always on the move with a strong sense of independence. She worked hard, whether at work or home. Fresh baked bread was a daily labor of love in her home (with homemade hand-churned butter). She also took pride and care in the appearance of her home and garden.
Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Aubert; two daughters, Bernadine Nokes and Mary Parker; two sons, Mike Aubert and Ray Aubert, brother, James Yount; sister, Jane Gilman.
She is survived by her son, Richard Aubert, Colville; daughter-in-law, Terrie Aubert, Colville;; brother, Ray Yount, Wardner, Idaho; son-in-law, James Parker, Post Falls Idaho; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 9 at the Mountain View Park Cemetery in Colville. Pastor Peter Germann will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of choice.
Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.