Florence A. Cariens, 93, longtime area resident, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Family graveside services were held at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent for her family through the Web at www.gayandciha.com.
Florence A. O’Leary was born March 31, 1920, in Carrington, N.D., the daughter of John Patrick and Mary Louise (Greeno) O’Leary. At the age of three, her family moved to the Solon area, where she attended schools. On Jan. 20, 1938, she was united in marriage to Grant J. Cariens Jr. in Iowa City. She had worked outside the home over the years, but was most proud of being mom, grandma and great-grandma to her family.
Her family includes her children, Evyonne Whetstine of Iowa City, Kenneth (Kathy) Cariens Sr. of Solon, Beverly (John) Bollinger of Iowa City and Phyllis (Alan) Keep of Lone Tree; 18 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Grant; daughter, Carol Northrup; four grandchildren; and seven brothers and sisters.