Florence Auter Amborn

Published 12:15 pm Thursday, August 19, 2010

Florence Auter Amborn died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was 90.

Born in Vicksburg, Florence was the daughter of the late Henry F. Auter and Florence Furr Auter.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Henry F. Auter, John P. “J.P.” Auter and Charles M. Auter; and her beloved husband of 43 years, Charles Amborn.

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Florence graduated from Carr Central High School in the class of 1937. Following high school, at the age of 18, she worked for the Navy Department in Washington, D.C. She married Charles L. Amborn on Feb. 11, 1942, and after World War II they resided in Vicksburg, where Florence was employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Communications Center. During her career, she received numerous sustained superior performance awards and commendations and was eventually promoted to Chief and Supervisor of the Communications Center and Officer of Communications Security.

She retired in 1974 and traveled extensively. Her family named her “Flo on the Go.” Florence had a very active lifetime, balancing the challenges of raising four children, full-time employment, involvement in the Business and Professional Women’s Organization, bridge, golf and numerous other civic and social activities. She was a devout Christian and an active member of the First Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two sons, Charles L. Amborn Jr. and his wife, Martha, and Bobby Amborn and his wife, Jackie, all of Vicksburg; two daughters, Judy Lambert and her husband, Richard, of The Woodlands, Texas, and Kathryn Walsh of Jackson; four granddaughters; four grandsons; four great-grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Tim Brown, pastor, officiating. Visitation will be at First Presbyterian Church-Ward Hall from 9 a.m. Saturday until the hour of service. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be relatives of the family. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of First Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St., Vicksburg, MS 39180, or charities of choice.