In Loving Memory
Mertice “Floy” Townsend Standard, 92, passed away on December 6, 2012 at the Desert Life Nursing Facility in Tucson, AZ.
She was born to Charles Edman & Clara Tweet Harrison Townsend on May 31, 1920 in Llano, TX. She graduated from school while she was living in Artesia, NM and then went to work in Artesia as a dental assistant.
She married Ben J. Standard of Loco Hills, NM on March 9, 1941. He preceded her in death on March 6, 2000. She was proud of her job as a telephone operator at the Army Air Base in Carlsbad, NM during World War II. Floy and Ben moved to Lawrence in 1960, where she lived for most of her adult life. Floy was the owner of the Swap Shop in Lawrence and was well known to generations of students at the University of Kansas. She is remembered for her beautiful garden, her cooking skills and the joy she took from conversing with her children. She was a long-time member of the Friends Church in Lawrence. Floy volunteered for the 4-H, Job’s Daughters and DeMolay in Lawrence.
She is survived by two sons, Ben J. Standard Jr. and wife Linda of Meade, KS; Greg Townsend Standard and wife Chris of Kismet, KS; three daughters, Zoe Deen Olson of Tucson, AZ; Karen Davis and husband, Joseph, Topeka, KS; Pamela Anguiano of Paul's Valley, OK; one sister Jo Smith of Bowie, TX; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
o Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Thursday at Miller Chapel with Pastor Keith Schadel presiding. Interment will be in Liberal Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miller Mortuary 10 A.M.-7 P.M. Wednesday and 10 A.M. till service time Thursday.