Florence E. (Licata) Bingham
April 4th, 1934 ~ January 10th , 2016
Viewing: Thursday, January 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East, 200 South, Brigham City, Utah
Memorial service: Friday, January 15th at 11:00 am at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East, 200 South, Brigham City, Utah
Interment: Call’s Fort Cemetery, Honeyville, Utah
Florence Elvera (Licata) Bingham passed peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sunday, January 10th , 2016 from complications due to kidney failure. She was born April 4th, 1934, in Bay Bridge, Brooklyn, New York and was the 4th child of Alphonso Licata and Helen (DePolo) Licata. In her early years, she attended PS 36 in St. Albans, New York and Baldwin Ju High School in Baldwin, New York, where she graduated in June 1952. She married Richard W. Jefferis, Sr in May 1955 and they were later divorced. She married Robert J. Bingham, Sr. on December 4th, 1964 and remained married to him for 51 years until her passing. After moving to Utah, she worked for Farmer’s Insurance Group, Brigham Apparel and lastly at Thiokol/ATK, where she was an Analyst until her retirement in 1996. Florence had many friends and family in Brigham City, New York and Connecticut. She loved to associate with people, belonged various bridge clubs and had also been an active member at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Brigham City. She missed New York but remained in touch with childhood friends throughout her life. Florence also loved dogs and would often adopt animals that had been mistreated or neglected. She was particularly fond of Samoyeds, Labradors and Poodles. She and her husband, Bob, could often be seen driving thru Brigham with one (or more) animals in the back seat of their Cadillac. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Robert J. Bingham, Sr.; her sister, Norma H. Herzog of Brigham, UT, her brother, A. Robert Licata of Monroe, CT; her daughter, Gina Marie Hill of Ogden, UT and her (2) sons, Richard W. Jefferis, Jr. of Clinton, UT and Robert (Beth) J. Bingham, Jr. of Everett, WA, (7) grandchildren, (7) great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna L. Jefferis, her parents, Helen and Alphonso; her brother, Anthony I. Licata, and her sister Dorothy B. (Licata) Special. A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm and memorial service Friday, January 15th at 11:00 am at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East, 200 South, Brigham City, Utah. Interment will follow at Call’s Fort Cemetery, Honeyville, Utah. In lieu of flowers, Florence would have wanted donations given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the American Humane Society.
Our very deepest sympathies to all. We share your grief.
Gibby and Martha Furtado
Dear Bingham family:
I can't tell you how sad I am to look in the paper and find that Florence has succumbed to death. The world has lost a great person. I cared dearly for her. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great person and I know her death will open a big loss in your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I only wish I would have been able to see her one last time before her passing. She will never be forgotten.
Vicki Zampedri Thiel