Graveside services for Inez Flory will be at 10 a.m. today at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Nolanville.
Mrs. Flory died March 5, 2013. She was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Darlington, S.C., to Blaine and Maude Louise (Kilgo) O’Neal. She was one of seven children and also had seven half brothers and sisters.
She always dreamed of traveling west when she was growing up. She pursued her dream and moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1947. There she worked for McFarland’s Candy Company as a candy maker until 1951. In 1951, she moved to Seattle, Wash., to be close to one of her brothers who was in the Army and stationed at Fort Lawton. She worked for Fredrick & Nelson department store in Seattle as a candy maker from 1951 to 1956.
Mrs. Flory longed to work in the aerospace industry and took a position at the Boeing Company in 1956, as an airplane builder. She met her late husband, Eugene C. Flory Sr., in 1959, who was employed at Boeing as an electrical engineer. They married on Feb. 20, 1960.
She terminated employment with Boeing in 1960 to be a homemaker and raise her two children. She managed the family owned antique shop in the Pike Place Market in Seattle from 1970 to 1973.
She remained in Seattle until 2003, then relocated to Harker Heights to live close to her son. From 2007, she resided at Indian Oaks Living Center in Harker Heights. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends she met at Indian Oaks.
Mrs. Flory was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene C. Flory Sr., in 1986.
Survivors include her son, Eugene C. Flory Jr. of Harker Heights; daughter, Iris A. (Flory) Westwood of Renton, Wash.; sister, Marguerite A. Scherk of Rapid City, S.D.; one granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to your favorite charity.
Affordable Burial and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.