Obit-KjorstadWith her family by her side, Wendy was called home by our Heavenly Father on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Wendy was born April 12, 1960, in Ely, Nev. to Barbara Stork and Max Vigil. She grew up in Ely, attended Ely Grade School and White Pine High School.

Wendy was a beautiful soul, never once thinking of herself but always putting everyone else first. She loved spending time with her grandbabies, her family and friends, and her fur baby Chico, who was always by her side. Wendy also enjoyed camping, traveling and sitting outside watching her hummingbirds.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her beloved step-father, Carl Stork. Wendy is survived by her mother, Barbara (Lee Lamont) Stork of Las Vegas, Nev., her father Max (Luella) Vigil of Buhl, Idaho. Her children: Mike Matson, Connie Powell and Emily (Cade) Leith all of Elko, Nev. Her grandchildren: Kurt, Angel, Ballion, Caleb, Tahna, Tristan and great grandson Jasper. Her sisters and brothers Randi (Robert) Jones of Ely, Nev. Tina (Terry) Rattazzi of Las Vegas, Nev.,  Robin (June) Stork of Spring Creek, Nev.,  Ellen (Jake) Stork of Ely, Nev., Bill (Natasha) Stork of Buhl, Idaho, and Carla (Mike) Mane of Grants Pass, Ore.

Wendy is also survived by her fiancé, Rick Allenger of Woodland, Wash., her puppy Chico as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

A Recitation of the Rosary will start at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. on July 30, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church located at 900 E. 11th St in Ely, Nev.

Interment will be held at a later date at the Ely City Cemetery. A celebration of life picnic will be held 1 p.m. at Steptoe Park, located at 13th St. and Ave K on July 30.

God saw you getting tired 

and a cure was not to be

So he put arms around you and whispered “Come to me”

With tearful eyes we watched 

and saw you pass away

And although we love you dearly

We could not make you stay“

A golden heart stopped beating”

Your tired hands put to rest

God broke our hearts to prove to us

He only takes the best        

By Frances and Kathleen Coelho

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