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In Memory of

Florence Maybel McCarter

September 30, 1932 - May 14, 2017

Obituary


Florence Maybel (McHugh) McCarter was born September 30, 1932 in San Francisco, California to Greta Bell (Orton) McHugh and William Huber McHugh. She went home to be with the Lord on May 14, 2017 following a valiant battle with many illnesses. She is survived by her high-school sweetheart, husband, Donald McCarter, of Fresno, CA, her daughter, Connie Taylor of Clovis, CA, her son, John McCarter and his wife, Tami, of Naalehu, HI, her son, Kevin McCarter and his wife, Tara, of Vacaville, CA and her daughter, Kimberly Donovan and her husband, Donald of Clovis, CA,...

Florence Maybel (McHugh) McCarter was born September 30, 1932 in San Francisco, California to Greta Bell (Orton) McHugh and William Huber McHugh. She went home to be with the Lord on May 14, 2017 following a valiant battle with many illnesses. She is survived by her high-school sweetheart, husband, Donald McCarter, of Fresno, CA, her daughter, Connie Taylor of Clovis, CA, her son, John McCarter and his wife, Tami, of Naalehu, HI, her son, Kevin McCarter and his wife, Tara, of Vacaville, CA and her daughter, Kimberly Donovan and her husband, Donald of Clovis, CA, 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild due November 2017, her sister, June Rahilly of Merced, CA 2 nieces and multiple great nieces and nephews and many friends.
Florence spent her early years growing up in San Francisco. The climate wasn't conducive to her asthma and the family relocated to San Jose, CA where she attended Horace Mann elementary school, Roosevelt Junior High and San Jose High School.
Florence graduated from the first 2-year nursing program offered at San Jose City College in August 1962. She spent most her career at San Jose Hospital treating patients in the first coronary care intensive care unit in San Jose. She enjoyed the opportunity of being on the forefront of resuscitation saving lives. She loved her nursing career and it was evident in the patient-centered care she provided to not only her "patients" but those she loved.
Though she loved her nursing career, her family always came first. She taught her children a dedicated work ethic, but that family was priority. She will be remembered for the investments she made in all those she loved the most, her family. Regardless of what life brought she loved her family unconditionally and sacrificially made herself available for them. She always went above and beyond to make holidays special.
Following her retirement, she relocated to the Central Valley (Madera, CA) to be near her extended family. She was actively involved at the Madera Rescue Mission Auxiliary, a volunteer at Madera Community Hospital and an active member of Harvest Community Church until her relocation to Fresno, CA.
The family will have a viewing at Boice Funeral Home in Clovis, CA on Thursday, May 25, 2017, from 1-5 p.m., and a graveside service on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Los Gatos Memorial Park, 2255 Los Gatos Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95124. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Brookdale Retirement Community, 1715 East Alluvial, Fresno, CA 93720.