It is with great sadness that the family of Juanita Dell (Dolly) Koehle announce her passing Friday March 8, 2013 at age 81.
Dolly was born on May 25, 1931, raised in Nelson 4th of 5 born to Elsie & Bill Smiley, married Fredrick (Fritz) Koehle Sept 2, 1949. Dolly & Fritz lived happily united in Nelson for 64 years in that time they raised 4 children. Aside from being a great mother/grandmother/great grandmother, Dolly had many passions that she pursued , dancing with her sisters Charleston & around the clock, square dancing, highland fling, line dancing, clogging never missed doing the bird dance at every wedding, she was a league bowler, long time golfer and downhill skier. From a young age Dolly had a gift for drawing which continued to grow into many beautiful oil paintings, she loved music singing, piano, organ, she would always light up and start moving with music.
Dolly will be forever remembered by her loving husband Fritz, children Wendy (Roger), Guy (Lorna), Karan (Doug), Jody (Vicki), grandchildren Michelle (Darren), Cheyenne (Joy), Scott, Nichole, Kristy, Kyle, Colton, Joscelyn, great grandchildren Greg, Beau, Kelbey, Tess & Kylan. She will also be remembered by her 2 surviving sisters Vi and Merla (Harold) and sister in-law Nina.
As per Dolly’s wishes there will be a small family celebration of her life in the family home at a later date. In lieu of flowers family and friends may make donation to the Mountain Lake Seniors Community, 908-11th Street, Nelson V1L 7A6. They took good care of Dolly for the last 4 months….Thank you all for the love and support.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca