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Posted: March 22, 2010
It is with humble acceptance of God's will that the Mubichi family shares the passing of Prof. Florence Makandi Mubichi, wife of Mr. Stephen Mubichi Paul, mother to Fridah, Ravena and the late Miriam Mubichi. She was grandmother to Alexia Kanana Mubichi and daughter of Mrs. Alice M'Mwongo and the late Daniel Mwongo Kirima.
Florence lost her battle with cancer on the 16th of March at 1:40 pm Kenyan time. She was at her home in Meru, Kenya, surrounded by her loving family. Florence has worked as a nurse on two continents. Most recently she was an Assistant Professor of Nursing at The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing and previously on the faculty at Southwestern Oklahoma University. Prior to her work in Oklahoma a she was the Principal Tudor (Director of Nursing Education) at Maua Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Kenya.
Friends and relatives are meeting at her home in Kaaga-Meru , in Maua (Maua Beach Hotel) and in Nairobi (San Valencia - Anniversary towers) daily. A funeral service will be held at MCK Kaaga church on Tuesday 23rd March 2010 at 11am and thereafter she will be laid to rest at her home in Mpakone village - Kaaga Meru.
On Thursday, March 25 at 1 pm a Memorial Service honoring Florence's life will be held at the Nichols Hills United Methodist Church, 1212 Bedford Drive in Nichols Hills (NW Oklahoma City). The Nightingale Tribute will be included in this service. White roses will be available in the service for all nurses as part of a special recognition honoring Florence. For more information, you can call the church at 405-842-1486.
A Condolence Guestbook has been established for Florence at www.a-free-guestbook.com/guestbook.php?username=florence2010 so that those in the United States may share our thoughts, memories or sentiments with Florence's family in Kenya. To sign the guestbook, click on "Sign Guestbook", type in your name, write your message and click on "sign guestbook" and your comments will be added to the page.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Miriam Kanana Mubichi Foundation. This is a foundation established in honor of Florence's daughter and 100% of your donation which will be used on projects Florence held close to her heart. Memorial monetary gifts can be sent via Seeds of Grace, the 501c partner organization for the Miriam Kanana Mubichi Foundation. You may make your contribution electronically through at their website http://www.seedsofgracesite.com/index.html. Please indicate on the appropriate page that this is a memorial for Florence Mubichi. If you would prefer to send a check, please make your check payable to "Seeds of Grace" and write "Memorial: Florence Mubichi" in the memo section. Mail checks to Seeds of Grace, P.O. Box 9534, Naperville, IL 60564.
You have inspired, counseled and influenced the destiny of many across the world.
Florence, you have fought a good fight and kept the faith and won the battle.