Meet Florence Dobson

Florence Marie Dobson came to live with us at Caring House. We are honored. 

Flo was born and raised in Hart, Michigan, the first of 13 children born to Dorothy Mae and Orlando Robbins. In order to help out on the family farm Flo got her driver’s license at the age of 12 so she could drive a tractor. She graduated from Hart High School and was valedictorian of her class.

At the age of 19 she moved to California where she attended court reporting school in Beverly Hills. Robert Dobson, also at the school, saw Flo on TV for the school and said, “Who’s that?”  I have to meet her!” They married, moved to Torrance and had 8 children, Steve, Pat, Maureen, Dobbie, Colleen, Diane, Mike and Terry in 10 years.  After the youngest, Terry, was in kindergarten, Flo returned to school and went on to have a very successful career in court reporting.

Along with thoroughly enjoying her 8 grandchildren, some of Flo’s interests are yoga, water aerobics, knitting, reading and walking. She is also a quilter and has volunteered many of her quilts to the Wounded Warriors.

Flo is best known for her quilts and afghans and everyone in her family has one.

We were glad Flo and her large family was with us at Caring House. We enjoyed caring for this much loved mother and grandmother.

In Memoriam

Flo passed away on July 24, 2021. Honor her. Remember her.