A memorial service was held for Mrs. Madolyn L. Wells on Dec. 27, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress Calif. Father David Ocran officiated.
Madolyn was born Jan. 4, 1926 to Harold Joseph and Marguerite Honan Boarman in Louisiana.
At birth she weighed a mere 1 1/2 pounds. She was so small her family was told it wasn’t expected that she would live. Her cousin Honan Kull asked if he could hold the dolly because she was so tiny and Dolly became a nickname she had all her life.
Her parents did what they could to care for their tiny baby girl and with much love and prayer the rest was put into the Lord’s care. She grew up a faithful child loving the Lord and ever grateful for the miracle they truly believed that her life was.
She was baptized Jan. 29, 1926 and made her first Holy Communion and her first Holy Confirmation at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Louisiana.
Madolyn moved from Louisiana with her family to Redondo Beach, Calif. in 1952. She worked in the grocery business and was a store manager for 20 years. Retiring in 1982, Madolyn moved to her dream home in Victorville, Calif. in 1992.
Madolyn married her high school sweat heart James Francis Wells. They graduated from Louisiana High School in 1944. They attended their 40th class reunion in 1984.
She loved her two daughters, Katherine Marie (Wells) Miller and Susan Frances (Wells) Hottenroth, dearly. Along with her two grandchildren, Fredrick William Wells Hottenroth and Christine Elizabeth Hottenroth Menge. She also loved dearly four great-grandchildren, James, Jayce and Jaden Hottenroth and Owen Menge.
Madolyn was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Martin Lee Boarman and her daughter, Susan Frances Wells Hottenroth.
Family members who gathered together in her memory were her devoted husband, James Francis Wells, her daughter and son in-law, Katherine and Clayton Miller, her granddaughter and husband, Christine and Brian Menge and their son Owen, her sister-in-law, Shirley (Wells) Stobaugh, her nephew and great nieces, Doug, Hattie and Emma Stobaugh, her niece and great-niece and nephew, Jane, Olivia, and Owen Peay and her nephew Alan Stobaugh.
She will be greatly missed by all who had the opportunity to know her and the privilege to love her.
Burial was in Everlasting Hope Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cypress, Calif.