DIXON – Florence J. “Chub” Lally, 82, of Dixon, died, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.
She was born May 9, 1931, in Council Hills, the daughter of Albert and Ethel (Bailey) Boggild. She worked at BorgWarner in Dixon for more than 30 years, retiring in 1999. She married Raymond J. Lally on Jan. 3, 1951, in Dixon. He preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 2009.
Florence had been an active member of the Dixon Veterans of Foreign Post Auxiliary for many years. She will be missed by her beloved dog, Hershey.
She is survived by five sons, R.T. (Jeannie Surratt) Lally of Deer Grove, and Robert Lally, Michael (Angie) Lally, Larry (Lea) Lally, and David (Mary) Lally, all of Dixon; five grandchildren, Kylian, Tess, Michael, Larry Jr., and Tyler; four great-grandchildren, Mikey, Conner, Patrick, and Seamus; and five sisters, Grace Johnson of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., Addie Haferbecker of Warren, Rita (Paul) Blakeman of Janesville, Wis., Glenda Sullivan of Rockford, and Karen (Dean) Schober of Galesburg.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, David; and a stepgrandson, Steven Commons Jr.
At Florence’s request, there will be no visitation or service. Burial of cremains will be at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.
Memorials have been established to the Pool Partners Committee (committee working to save Memorial Pool), or may be made to the donor’s choice.
Visit www.thejonesfh.com to send condolences.