Rose GardenFlorence Frances (Pafford) Cline was born on August 17, 1892, in Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas the daughter of Marion and Teresa Pafford. She married William James Cline on September 28, 1910, in Alpine, Texas. They had two children, both born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas: William, Jr., born November 1, 1913, and Luresa L. (Mrs. Robert) Armour born July 22, 1920.

The family moved to Prescott, Arizona sometime in the 1920s, where they were listed in the City Directory of 1928 showing William as a salesman and their residence as 231 S. Marina Street. When the 1930 census was taken the family was living on N. Pleasant Street and Florence was not employed outside the home. By 1940 the family had moved to East Carlton Street, and Florence was working at a dry goods store as a “saleslady” and William operated Cline Motor Company.

At some point they moved to 310 E. Union Street in Prescott. Florence was a Christian Scientist, and when the First Church of Christ, Scientist of Prescott filed Articles of Incorporation in April 1966, Florence’s name was listed as a person having associated themselves for that purpose.  Florence was also a member of Eastern Star. She was a president of the Elks Ladies of Prescott Lodge, chieftess of the Smoki, and president of the Alta Vista Garden Club. She belonged to the Monday Club, the Business and Professional Woman's Club, Prescott Garden Club, TNT Sewing Club, and the Rug Hookers Club. A newspaper article carried in The Prescott Courier November 15, 1977, describing Florence Cline’s zucchini marmalade recipe was published in Prescott area resident Charles W. Williams’ book The Wide, Wide World of Food.

The Clines celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in September 1960 with an open house at their home at 310 E. Union St. William died in March 1975.  Florence took up painting when she was in her eighties. She died August 10, 1985, in her home.  Her memorial service was conducted August 14, 1985, at the Arizona Ruffner Funeral Home.

Donor: Alta Vista Garden Club
Photo Located: Harland Ludwig Collection, PB-4, F 77-160, I-222
Updated: 2/08/2016; D. Sue Kissel