Florence F. Kuo
Jan. 13, 1934 to Jan. 16, 2014
A memorial service will be held this weekend for Florence Kuo who died peacefully in Scotts Valley with her family at her side, following a yearlong battle with cancer. She was 80.
Born in Shandong Province, China, Mrs. Kuo moved to the Bay Area in 1963 and then to Santa Cruz in 1969. She had a sincere, deep passion to help anyone in need, and for 26 years was a registered nurse at Dominican Hospital. While there, she began coordinating home care for parents of friends and colleagues and continued to do so after retiring.
Mrs. Kuo will be remembered for her dedication to her Christian faith, always trusting in God in every situation. She attended Santa Cruz Bible Church. There she joined Knit Wits, a group that knits hats and scarves for those in need. In addition to her passion for knitting, Mrs. Kuo enjoyed exercising at La Madrona and caring for her garden.
Mrs. Kuo was known by family as a wonderful, kind, and loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
She leaves her son, Francis Kuo, O.D. and his wife Julie of Scotts Valley; and three daughters: Grace Kuo, O.D. and her husband Martin Guevara, O.D., Irene Cummings, and Rachel Kuo both of Scotts Valley and 10 grandchildren.
She was cared for in her last years by Dominican Home Health, Dr. Edwards and Dr. Yeh, and Hospice of Santa Cruz.
Mrs. Kuo will be laid to rest in a private family ceremony at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park beside her husband David Kuo, who preceded her in death January 2013.
A memorial service will be held at Santa Cruz Bible Church on at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.
Any acts of charity can be made in her memory to Santa Cruz Bible Church, 440 Frederick Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, Dominican Hospital and/or Dominican Home Health, www.dominicanhospital.org