A vigil service with rosary is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 30, 2012, at Assumption Catholic Church, for Lona Gertrude Wewers Wall, 93, who passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Roswell. Memorial rite with Mass is scheduled at 12:10 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Assumption Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Pacquing officiating. Lona’s cremains will be buried at a later date at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville, Fla.
Lona was born Feb. 13, 1919, in Morrison Bluff, Ark., to William Wewers and Apollonia Raible. Lona married James Seymour Wall on July 5, 1947, in Fort Smith, Ark. He preceded her in death in 1992. She was also preceded in death by her son James S. Wall Jr., and her seven brothers and two sisters.
Lona is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Schmidt and husband Allan, of Rathdrum, Idaho, Mary Wall, of Frisco, Texas, Jane Crowder and husband Thom, of Roswell, and Ann DeStefanis and husband Paul, of Miami; and her grandchildren, Scot Crowder and wife Celia, Melissa Cardinuto and husband Nicholas, Susan Pruitt and husband Sky, Kyle DeStefanis and Chase DeStefanis.
Lona was a registered nurse, graduating from St. Edwards Hospital School of Nursing in Ft. Smith. She was a supervisor of surgical nurses at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. Lona was a devout Catholic and a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.