June 24, 1924 – January 6, 2018
Florence Opal Adamson Lytle “Flo” passed away peacefully at her home in Kimberly with her family close by and her little Scotty dog Roxie guarding over her on January 6, 2018. Florence was born in Trenton, Nebraska June 24, 1924 to Ester Opal and Orville Jennings Adamson. The family moved to Culbertson, Nebraska a short time after her birth and settled finally in McCook, Nebraska.
Florence met and married the love of her life “Ray” Lytle in McCook and to this union a daughter “Connie Ray” was born. Ray and Florence along with Connie moved to Twin Falls, Idaho and started a neon sign business in 1948. They named it Lytle Neon. Their son Rex was born in Twin Falls a short time later. The family and the business flourished with Florence being both a loving mother and a competent bookkeeper for the business. She had attended Twin Falls Business College to develop the bookkeeping system that was used until the company grew beyond what she could manage. However, there was always an office for her to come to until she could not drive anymore at the age of 91. She would pick up the mail at the post office, open the mail and deliver it where it needed to be. Along with a few other special things she liked to do such as playing games on her computer.
Going shopping on weekends with her daughter Connie was a special treat until she became home bound and could no longer enjoy those shopping trips. She enjoyed bowling on a ladies bowling league which Lytle Signs sponsored. She also enjoyed fishing on the Snake River in Hagerman with Ray and they purchased a home on Gridley Island which brought the whole family down to Hagerman and they loved entertaining them all. She enjoyed painting ceramics so much that she invested in a kiln for herself so that she could do it all at home and she became quite good at painting them. She traveled with Connie to State Teacher Conferences especially enjoying San Antonio, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts. She and Ray went on cruises to Alaska and Hawaii. They also traveled to New Zealand and enjoyed all those experiences very much.
Surviving Florence are her children Connie Lytle Woebke (Herman) of Twin Falls, Rex Lytle (Emmie) of Twin Falls, grandchildren Stacy Lytle Jensen and Ryan Lytle and great grandchildren, Jamen and Tanner, a special nephew Tom Adamson (Donna) and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Ray, her parents and her siblings Vilas, Violet and Lloyd.
Her family would like to extend a special thank you to Mary Grosserhode, without whom she would have had to leave her home. Also, to Lisa Conrad who stopped by weekly to style her hair and if you knew Florence, you knew how important that was to her. Also thanks to Dr. Lisa Burgett and Hospice Visions for the care they gave her.
Viewing will be held on Thursday January 11, at Rosenau Funeral Home from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. on Friday, January 12, at Rosenau Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Florence’s name may be made to Kimberly Christian Church, the First Federal Charitable Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Magic Valley, or People for Pets, Magic Valley Humane Society.
Family and friends are encouraged to share their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com.