Florence Elizabeth Ray Malmquist was born January 10, 1904 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, to Dr. C.N. Ray and Lulu Bourgard Ray. Married O.N. Malmquist on January 10, 1931. Quist was political editor of the Salt Lake Tribune for many years. He preceded her in death in 1985. Florence spent her early years in Bingham, moved to Salt Lake to attend public schools and East High School, and graduated from the University of Utah in 1926. She was a life-long member of the Chi Omega Sorority and a sustaining member of the Junior League. Her community contributions included memberships on the board of the Arts Center (Art Barn), Women's Legislative Council (16 years), founding member of Utah Association for United Nations (1945), Utah State Merit Council (16 years), Board of Trustees Utah Technical College (10 years). Employed by SouthEast Furniture Company (16 years). Member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church since 1945 where she was for many years active in the Altar Guild. She particularly enjoyed her role in preparing brides for their weddings. Malmquist passed away on December 12, 1996 in Salt Lake City. Digitization completed with funds from a 2017 USHRAB (Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board) Grant that was awarded to Salt Lake Community College, Library Services.
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