Community tribute planned for Florence Wager



An event celebrating the life and accomplishments of Florence Wager, a community advocate who died last month, will be Sunday at Vancouver’s Weber Evergreen Arboretum.

“Florence B. Wager Day” will begin at 1 p.m. with tours of the arboretum and the historic Stanger House. Guests will also plant red tulips in honor of Wager, known to friends as “Flossie,” in a garden on the grounds that will bear her name.

A program with remembrances will begin at 3 p.m., followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m., according to organizers. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP for the dinner by sending an email to or calling 360-693-7392.

Wager, a former Clark County First Citizen, was noted for her passionate support of parks, recreation and green spaces, among other causes. She died Aug. 22 at age 84 after battling colon cancer.

Donations on behalf of the Parks Foundation of Clark County will also be accepted at the event. The Weber Evergreen Arboretum is at 9215 S.E. Evergreen Highway in Vancouver.