Florence Logan Voorhees, 91

Florence Logan Voorhees

Florence Logan Voorhees, 91, passed away peacefully at home on March 2, 2017.  Born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1925, she was the daughter of Robert Leuckel Logan and Ann Gallagher Logan.
Florence attended St. John’s Grammar School in Trenton and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1943 where she was Valedictorian of her class.  She then went on to Trenton State College (now the College of New Jersey) where she majored in English and History, graduating in 1947 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education.
For the next ten years she taught elementary grades at the Jefferson School in Trenton, New Jersey.
In April of 1953 she married and became the devoted wife of Foster M. Voorhees, III.  In 2003 they happily celebrated the 50th Anniversary of their marriage.
Florence was predeceased by her husband, her parents and by her only sister, Eleanor Logan Barbour, who was four years her senior.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Susan P. Voorhees and William D. Alden of Princeton and by her son and daughter-in-law, Foster M. Voorhees, IV and Mary Alicia Devine of Titusville.  Florence leaves three grandchildren, Madeline Voorhees Alden, Katharine Logan Alden and Grace Devine Voorhees, who were the lights of her life.
After her children were grown, Florence returned to the College of New Jersey and obtained a Master’s Degree in Special Education.  She taught briefly at The Pennington School and then was employed by the Office of Education in the New Jersey Department of Human Services as a Learning Consultant, retiring in 1990 as Assistant Director.
Upon her retirement, Florence devoted her time, energy and considerable talent to volunteer work.  She began as a Blood Services Volunteer with the American Red Cross in Princeton, rose to become the Director of Volunteers and ultimately served on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, Central Jersey Region.  She was also appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross Blood Services, Penn Jersey Region.
Florence never forgot the many happy years she spent at the College of New Jersey both as an undergraduate and as a graduate student.  She returned once again, as a member of the Alumni Executive Board, serving from 1993 to 1999.
Always interested in children and drawing from a lifetime of experience, she worked tirelessly for over ten years as a member of the Child Placement Review Board of Mercer County, reviewing the many cases of children, who, under the aegis of DYFS, were in and out of home placements.
The funeral will be held Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m. at the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home in Pennington with Deacon Mike Riley officiating.  Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home Friday, March 10 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.  Interment will follow in Ewing Church Cemetery, Ewing, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Mantoloking Fire Department, P.O. Box 214, Mantoloking, NJ 08738.  Condolences are welcome at www.wilsonapple.com.