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    Flora Dillard, 1918 ~ 2010

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    Moab experienced the loss of one of the most senior citizens on April 10, 2010. Flora Dillard passed peacefully at Allen Memorial Hospital Extended Care Center, where she had been a resident for the past four years.

    Flora Dillard was born to James W. and Flora S. Menefee on Jan. 11, 1918 in Monongalla County, W.V. She was raised in Morgantown, W.V.

    At the age of 21, she married Denver Welch. To this union was born James W. Welch. This marriage ended and Flora was later married to Elmer L. Baltosser, who was in construction.

    They had a life of fun, excitement and adventure as they traveled westward following construction work and living in Las Vegas, Nev. and Alaska and many parts in between. After a long marriage, Elmer passed away in Bakersfield, Calif.

    Flora worked a number of years as a checker trainer based in Bakersfield for Thriftymart. Flora later met and married J.D. Dillard, who was living near his eldest daughter Betty and her family. Shortly after the marriage they moved to Moab to be close to J.D.’s other three children and their families in Utah.

    Flora has lived in Moab for 20 years and was well known for her happy disposition and always having positive and complimentary words and a winning smile for the people she was in contact with.

    She spent a number of years working at the Bailey Furniture Store in sales and then went on to work at the Bowen Motel at the reservation desk. She developed friendships with people from far and wide who would come to Moab for Jeep Safari and vacations. Over the years many of the clients at the hotel kept in touch with her by mail and phone and would stop in and visit on their trips to Moab, even after she retired.

    Flora is survived by her son, James (Lani) Welch; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild.

    Gramma Flora will be greatly missed by J.D.’s family and by her friends for her wit, her graciousness and for always having time to visit and catch up on family news and the Moab happenings.

    She loved her friends and family. She loved to read and garden. She loved watching and feeding the birds and she absolutely loved dogs.

    The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, donations to animal rescue facilities be made. Flora requested she be cremated and that no services be held after she left. The family will have a private gathering to lay the ashes to rest.

    May she rest in peace.

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