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Obituary: Florence a"Porta Grisley

Florence a'Porta Grisley 1925 ~ 2005 Florence a'Porta Grisley passed away on Sept. 25, 2005. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed. Florence was born on September 11, 1925. She traveled to the United States from Denmark shortly after the end of World War II. She met Robert Grisley while she was living in South Bend, Indiana. They were married in Salt Lake City on September 1, 1950. Together they had five children; James (Mary Lane) Grisley, Peter (Peggy) Grisley, Thomas (Mamie) Grisley, Anna (Leo) Sharp and Paul (Susan) Grisley. Florence was preceded in death by her husband and her sister, Marianne. Her children, her sister and two brothers, seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive her. Florence genuinely cared for her friends and family. She was especially renowned for her annual Christmas parties where she made sure that each of her children, her grandchildren and her friends' children received a gift delivered directly from Santa. Florence also loved spending time with family and friends at her cabin in Glacier National Park, MT. We will always think of her walking with her grandchildren to Apgar Village for ice cream after dinner. The family would like to express sincere thanks to Florence's many friends (including the entire staff of Garden Terrace) for the care and attention she received during the past five years. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (Utah Chapter), 845 East 4800 South, Suite 120, SLC, Utah 84107. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 10:00 am at The Cathedral Of The Madeleine 309 East South Temple. A Vigil Service will be held Wednesday 6:00 PM at the Neil O'Donnell & Sons Mortuary 372 East 100 South where friends may call from 5:00-6:00 PM. Committal Mt. Calvary Cemetery 4th Ave. & T St.