Florence Alden, 82, of Billings, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly at home on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.

Florence was born on May 20, 1935, at home in Walkerville. She was the youngest of two daughters born to John and Marie (Buckley) Garbarino. She spent her early childhood in Walkerville and graduated from Girls Central High School in Butte, Montana.

Florence married Eldon “Rich” Alden on June 25, 1955 in Walkerville. Together they had five children, Frankie, Dan, Mark, Tricia and John. In January 1960, the family moved to Great Falls.

She was greeted in heaven by her parents and her best friend and beloved sister, Mary Lou Mansanti.

Florence loved her family with all her heart. She was blessed with 17 grandchildren and over 20 great-grandchildren. She enjoyed gatherings with family and friends and was blessed with the gift of gab. She was playful and fun and liked to laugh. She gave great hugs, which will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Parkhill Church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.heightsfamilyfuneralhome.com through “Our Families”.

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