Florence Hammond Wiley
December 8, 1924 – September 2, 2017
Florence Hammond Wiley, 92, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2017 at The Fountains at Washington House in Alexandria Virginia.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 11:00 AM at Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302. The family will receive friends at 10:30 AM at the church and after the service. The burial will be private.
Born December 8, 1924 in Moundsville, WV, Florence Salena Hammond was the eldest daughter of Wendell and Helen Hammond. She moved to Washington DC during WWII as part of the war effort and worked as a secretary and administrative aide with the Civil Aeronautics Authority and the Department of Commerce. She completed secretarial school, and later studied business and Latin at American University. She married Earl Brooks Wiley in 1950 and they raised a family of four in Falls Church, VA. She returned to work and retired from Fairfax County Park Authority.
Florence treasured the time she spent with family from all generations as well as visits with friends and neighbors. Everyone was welcomed with warmth, good spirit, and grace. Florence was an active member of the Methodist Church and found great solace there. She was a lifelong learner and always stayed curious and active. She enjoyed traveling around the world with Elder Hostel and church groups.
Florence is preceded in death by her devoted husband of 55 years Earl, and her beloved son James Michael. She was the loving mother of John (Yvonne), William (Stephanie), James (Karla) and Elizabeth Wiley. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Matthew, Stephen and Brooke (Haylee) as well as being a special aunt to her nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Capital Caring Hospice, Falls Church, VA or The United Methodist Church Gift of Hope Scholarship Checks may be sent to GCFA, P.O. Box 340029, Nashville, TN 37203
Arrangements by MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Falls Church, VA
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