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Joan Wells - June 02, 2012

Mary Joan Wells was born in Colby, Kan. on Dec. 26, 1930 to Harry and Laura (Haney) Stephenson. She died June 2, 2012 after a long illness with post-polio in League City, Texas at the age of 81.

Joan married Gene Wells in August 1948 in Wray, and they were blessed with three children. They raised their family in Holyoke and owned Gene Wells Chrysler Dodge Plymouth until they retired to Sun Lakes, Ariz. in 1984 where they lived an active life for the next 22 years. Due to poor health, they moved to League City, Texas in 2006 to be near their daughter, Sherri, and her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years; son, Alan Dale, in a car accident at age 24; son, Barry, to a heart attack at age 49; and brother, Warren Stephenson.

She is survived by her daughter, Sherri Romer and husband Gary; granddaughters, Nicole Morgan and husband John of Houston, Texas, Jennifer Demeris and husband Yonny of Houston, Texas, Pamela Kline and family of Denver and Toni Allison and family of Denver; grandson, Don Wells and family of Las Cruces, N.M.; sister-in-law, Norma Jane Wagner and family of Sterling; brothers-in-law, Dale (Bud) Wells and family of Greeley, Armor Wells of Port Townsend, Wash. and Kent Wells of California; nine much-loved great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Joan loved people, and she will be sadly missed by her family and friends.