She has been a long-time resident of Storm Lake and the rural community. She had many friends and a very large extended family. She died in Fort Worth, Texas, where she lived with her oldest son, David, for the last seven years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter, who passed on Jan. 4, 1986. Her youngest son, James Sr., passed on Jan. 24, 2011.
She had four granddaughters and one grandson. She also had six great-granddaughters and four great-grandsons. She also has a great, great-grandchild due this fall. She will forever be missed by her son David, who was her sole caretaker for the last five years. She will also be missed by all of her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren, as well any many long time friends in Storm Lake. Her sister Ruth Gorman of Storm Lake and her twin sister, Geri, of California are her last surviving siblings.