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MARY EUL FLOHR

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MARY EUL FLOHR

03/27/1928 ~ 07/05/2013 SAN DIEGO -- Five months after celebrating her 65th wedding anniversary with her husband, David, Mary (Eul) Flohr left this world to meet her Heavenly Father. Shortly before passing, she experienced the joy of meeting with 18 members of her immediate family. She left this world at 5:30 a.m. on July 5, 2013, at the age of 86. Mary was born in Morris, Minn., in 1927, one of 4 children of Sylvester and Edna Eul. After high school, she worked for 2 years in Minneapolis before leaving for California. In July of 1947, she met her husband in San Diego. She was working at San Diego Glass and Paint, and he was a naval aviator based at North Island NAS. They became engaged in September and were married in February 1948. The Flohrs were blessed with 3 children, David (wife Sandee), Steven (wife Pat) and Nancy (husband Rick); 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Including a 4-year stint in Brussels, Belgium, they lived in 20 different homes, mostly in California. During these years, Mary volunteered with the Children's Home Society of California, became a den mother for Cub Scouts, served as chairman for the Veterans' Wives Club at Redlands University, and supported the San Diego Children's Hospital Auxiliary and the Navy League's Women's Council. Her main interest and mission in life was providing a loving home for her family. She designed her last home, the one she shared with her husband for 41 years. She admitted that she would never be able to move again because of the huge accumulation of "stuff." She was an excellent dancer, starting at age 5. She and her sister, Pat, as a team won every talent contest they entered, and once had the pleasure of dancing with Lawrence Welk's orchestra in South Dakota. Unfortunately, her married life was peppered with medical problems, but she never let that keep her from being elegant, dedicated, and extremely personable. She was devout in her religion and will always remain a role model and inspiration for her 34-member immediate family. Her survivors include sister Charlotte Eul of Morris, Minn., and brother Ted Eul of Chokio, Minn. A Mass will be celebrated for her at the Santa Sophia Catholic Church in Casa De Oro on July 22 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks your support of Grossmont Hospital Foundation.

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