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Florence R. Baudouine dies at 87

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Florence R. Baudouine, 87, of Valparaiso, formerly of Liberty Twp., passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Whispering Pines Health Care Center, Valparaiso.

She was born July 13, 1921 in Chicago, the daughter of Edwin C. and Fleeta Marie (Scobey) Peterson, both of whom preceded her in death.

On December 29, 1945 in Chicago, she married Charles A. Baudouine, who survives.

She is also survived by children, Carol (Fred) Callaway, of Highland, John Charles (late Cheryl) Baudouine, of Bull Head City, Ariz., David Allen (late Jackie) Baudouine, of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Peter Edwin (Dawn) Baudouine, of DeMotte; grandchildren, Karen Baudouine, of Ariz., Mary Callaway, of Merrillville, Fred Callaway, Jr. of Highland, Mike (Jena) Baudouine, of Fishers, Nicole (Allan) Roach of Hawaii, Francesca Baudouine, of Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Lexi, of Fishers and nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Edwin Peterson, Jr. and daughters-in-law, Cheryl and Jackie.

Florence was a long-time active member of 1st United Methodist Church in Chesterton, a member of United Methodist Women. She was a graduate of Bowen High School, Chicago, graduate of Chicago Normal Teachers College, and received her masterís degree from Indiana University.

She was retired from the Portage School System where she taught second grade then music in the elementary grades. She was a member of Indiana Retired Teachers Association. She loved music, and was an accomplished pianist, often played the organ at Sunday evening Vespers at Pines Village. Florence will be dearly missed by family and friends that loved her.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton.

A memorial service, Pastor Chris Newman-Jacobs and Pastor Cathy Allison officiating, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 17 at the 1st United Methodist Church, 434 S. 2nd St. Chesterton.

The family prefers memorials to 1st United Methodist Church, VNA Hospice Center, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, or to the American Diabetes Association.

For more information, please call White-Love Funeral Home 926-1309.

 

Posted 4/2/2009