Florence "Flo" Gresty

Florence "Flo" Violet Gresty (nee Rolston) passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on July 11, 2016. Flo was 94 years old and was born in Vancouver, Canada on Sept, 25, 1921. She was the only daughter of Leonard Rolston and Mary Rolston. Flo is survived by her three daughters Gloria Van Steenis (husband, Dale), Vincie Militello (husband, Joe) and Colleen Militello (husband, Ron); eight grandchildren, Jon Van Steenis, Regan Van Steenis, Kristy Wylie (husband, Ben), Ryan Van Steenis, Danielle Anglen (husband, Ryan), Vincent Militello, Santo Militello and Paul Van Steenis and five greatgrandchildren, Caprice Militello, Vito Militello, Macie Anglen, Ava Wylie and Dylan Anglen. Flo was a leader in all senses of the word: Matriarch of an adoring family, a pioneer in business and community causes and improved the lives of everyone who was fortunate enough to come into her formidable orbit. She spent the first part of her life in Canada before coming to California at age 42 as a single mother with three girls and $7 in her pocket. From the day of small beginnings, she utilized her faith and considerable talents to grow one of the most successful real estate businesses in Northern California, while raising her three girls. She also demonstrated courage, having successfully battled colon cancer, and living with blindness from macular degeneration in her latter years. Throughout her life, she exercised extraordinary generosity with her money, time, love, and encouragement. She received innumerable awards for her successes in the real estate industry, frequently in the top 1% in the country, while also being active in her church and community causes. She is a hero to so many who were rescued by her love. She fought the good fight. She has finished the race. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services on Monday July 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Eggen and Lance Chapel 1540 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, CA. Arrangements by: Eggen and Lance Chapel Rohnert Park 707-541-6971

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