A Mother’s Life

I wanted to add this to the site before it’s taken off. This obituary appeared in last Sunday’s Reno Gazette-Journal.

It’s my mother. She was 70 and died nine days before her 45th wedding anniversary.

Jolene K. Stockwell (1941 – 2012)

 Jolene K. Stockwell

October 25, 1941

January 19, 2012

Jolene K. Stockwell

October 25, 1941- January l9, 2012

Jolene Stockwell peacefully passed away at home on Thursday, January 19th with her loving husband, Don at her side.

After graduation, Don and Jolene were married in January 1967 and were married 45 years and lived their entire married life together in Sparks., Nevada.

Jolene lived her life in Nevada. She attended schools in Nevada and graduated from the University of Nevada with a Degree in Nursing. Jolene worked at St. Mary’s Hospital and Washoe Medical Center until their daughter Kellene was born. She then became a full-time stay at home Mom.

Jolene was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Kernan, mother, Kellene Gallagher, sister, Arlene Gallagher and brother, Joe Kernan.

She is survived by her beloved husband Don, her daughter Kellene Susan Stockwell, step-father, James Gallagher of Reno,

brother Mike Gallagher and wife Paula and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the Nevada Humane Society, 2825 Longley Lane, Reno, Nevada.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on January 22, 2012

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