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Obituary: Remillong-Stanford, Nola J.


Was born in Lower Hut, New Zealand, on March 24, 1920.

She was a beloved wife, cherished Mother, Grandmother, Nana, and friend, and was also known as “Hockey Nola”.

She served in the New Zealand Women’s Army in World War II.

In 1943 she married Marine Sergeant Edward A. Remillong in Wellington, New Zealand, and came to the United States in 1944 as a war bride.

In 1948 she became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

Ed and Nola made their home in Davenport, where she was a homemaker, active in her church, children’s school, and 4-H activities.

She was the CCD supervisor, Director of the children’s choir, and a member of the altar society for the Catholic Church.

For many years she served on the election board in Davenport.

Her husband Ed passed away in 1984.

In 1989 Nola married LeRoy Stanford and moved to Spokane.

LeRoy passed away in 2011.

She was also preceded in death by her infant son Brian Remillong, and her grandson Jason Hansen.

She is survived by her children: Elizabeth Anne (Terry) Davis, Michael A. Remillong, Mary M. Bryant, Janis L. (Leon) Grant, Susan J.

(Mike) Hamilton, Sara E Coup; her extended family children: Shelley J.

(Tom) Shimek, Wendy L. (Joe) Murphy, Nancy Davis, Jack and Bob Elliot; her grandchildren and extended family grandchildren: Theresa (Philip) Sheely, James (Heidi) Doneen, Brandon (Melissa) Bryant, Justin Bryant, Kelsey Browning-Bryant, Edward Grant, Angela (Allen) Fullerton, David Hamilton, Ryan Hansen, Rochelle Rau, Ryan Rau, Jarrett Vauthier, and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and one sister Dorothy.

Nola was a loving wife, Mother, and Grandmother.

Her grandchildren were the light of her life, and she held her family close to her heart.

She was an ardent hockey fan at any level, but especially enjoyed the games of her grandson Jason, and her great-grandson Nicholas, and the Spokane Chiefs.

She loved her garden, found peace and happiness among her roses, and enjoyed sharing them with friends and family.

She loved the ocean and sandy beaches, and took great pleasure in collecting anything related to lighthouses.

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart, and leaves with her family and friends memories of Sunday dinners, and many fun times with little ones and special friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 9th at 10:00 am.

Memorial contributions may be made to the House of Charity, PO Box 1653, Spokane, WA.

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