WILMINGTON — Our much loved Florence Harbosch Lloyd, age 96, passed from this life on October 9th. She was born in Bloomfield, NJ of Dutch immigrant parents, Henry Harbosch and Wilhelmina Hoffman, who came through Ellis Island early in the 1900’s.
After graduating from Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ she moved to Santa Fe to teach in a Presbyterian Church mission school. She ended up living in New Mexico for nearly 70 years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe. She was married to Harold L. Thomas for 29 years. She found love a second time with Robert K. Lloyd and was married to him also for 29 years during which they fished nearly every trout stream in New Mexico.
In her busy life Florence found time to work with architect, Philippe Register, and for the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce. She volunteered with the New Mexico Office of Tourism and led tours as a docent at the governor’s mansion. She spent 15 years as a volunteer with the Museum of Indian Arts and Crafts. In 2016, after one last fishing trip to the Pecos River, she moved to North Carolina to be closer to her daughters. While living in the Carolina Bay Retirement Community in Wilmington, NC she became famous for her hand-made beaded necklaces which she shared with the other residents. She also became a member of the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk Presbyterian Church in Wrightsville Beach.
Florence is survived by her sister, Julie Hobart, two daughters – Claudia Cagle Whelan and Sharon Thomas Plishka, two nieces – Lyn Hobart and Missy Grammiccioni, two grandsons – John Colin Cagle and Ryan Chase Whelan as well as six great grandchildren.
Florence’s favorite forest, of course, was the Santa Fe National Forest. She would love to think she had been remembered with the planting of a tree. If you would care to do so please log onto www.arborday.org/registry. Rest in peace sweet Florence.
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