Monday , June 10, 2013 - 9:20 AM
Florence Smith Mumford celebrated her 90th birthday in Maui, Hawaii, on May 14. She was honored by her sons, daughter and their spouses: Jim and Kathy Mumford, Gary and Brenda Mumford, Rex and Debbie Mumford, Scott and Doris Mumford, and Julie and Brett Wilding, and nine grandchildren. All 70 of her posterity sent best wishes. The weeklong celebration at a beach front condo in Maui included a luau, hiking, snorkeling, Hana, a dinner party, dancing and family stories.
The oldest of seven children, she was born in Huntsville on May 14, 1923, to Clarence and Selma Mortensen Smith. They were raised during the Depression. She is a gradauate of Weber High School and attended Weber College, learning tailoring, She enjoyed a lifetime of sewing for herself, family and home.
She married Arthur Mumford on Aug. 21, 1942. They lived in Baltimore.After World War II, they built a home in Sunset and later in Huntsville. A year after Art’s death in 2009, she married Carl Singleton. He died in 2011.
She has volunteered for church, school and the community. She received honor from American Mothers Inc. as Weber County Mother of the Year in 1991. She was chosen as 2009 Pioneer Royalty and rode in a horse drawn carriage during the July 4 and July 24 parades. Her interest in world travel led her to visit many countries and the United States.
She enjoys living in her own home in Huntsville, driving her car and being independent. She likes to visit with friends, going to socials, reading and visits from family.