Obituary of Jean Marie Wokal
Jean Marie Wokal
(April 22nd, 1933-September 13th, 2018)
Jean was born in North Hollywood on April 22nd, 1933 to Ed and Gladys Blakely. She grew up in Raseda, California with her two siblings Robert and Patricia. She loved playing softball, riding her bike, and as a teen loved going to the beach with her friends and sunbathing in the sun. She graduated from Raseda High School in 1951 and started working at Sav-on drug store where she would reconnect with the love of her life, Donald Wokal. They fell in love and went on to marry on July 14th, 1956. Don and Jean moved to Simi Valley where they raised their three children Gary, Lori, and Michael.
As they raised their children, Jean stayed at home and ran an in home daycare. They eventually moved to Fillmore in 1977 where they farmed their citrus and avocado orchard. Don and Jean always loved to travel, be with friends, go dancing, and spend time with their family.
Don and Jean spent most of their life traveling the world. They loved to cruise, travel to different to countries, but they spent most of their time traveling around in their motorhome visiting friends and family and seeing the country. When she wasn’t traveling, she was at home “playing house” as she would call it and was in her craft room.
Even as a young girl, Jean was always social, and that part of her life never stopped. She loved going to her club “fat ladies”, which she was apart of for 50 years, playing bingo and poker, and shopping at thrift stores, Pic n’ Save and garage sales. She also spent her time volunteering for the Salvation Army and was a member of relay for life, which was important to her being a two-time breast cancer survivor.
Another joy in life was spending time with all of her family. She was well loved by her three children, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Whether that was going to sporting events, camping, road-trips and or just sitting by the pool watching everyone laughing and having fun. She loved sharing all her life stories with everyone and making us laugh with all her dirty jokes.
Jean “Gram-ma” will be missed by all her family and friends, but are at peace knowing she left us outside doing what she loved and is now back dancing in the arms of her husband Don.
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