- 49 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 9, 1963
- Date of passing: Aug 17, 2013
|This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Stori. Her sweet smile will be with us for eternity. Thank you for visiting and please feel free to leave a tribute, share a story or post a photo.|
On Saturday August 17th, while in her sleep at home, our precious Stori passed on to eternal life. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our beautiful, sweet girl. Stori fought her cancer with grace, courage and dignity. We pray for her and for all of those who are affected by this insidious disease. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Mitchell County, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, N.C. 28777. Thank you for all of the prayers, support and heartfelt condolences.
"Happy birthday, cousin! I love you so much, and still miss you every day. I am thankful you are in your perfectly heavenly body, to never suffer or cry again. i just wish it had been possible for a cure for you while you were still here. I will be running to see you again at those Pearly Gates, when my time here is done. Until that time, I love you dearly and carry you daily in my heart. xoxo"
"I thought about you yesterday and knew it was your birthday.... I miss you."
"Happy birthday girl, I'm a little late with my wishes but up there you could care less. Watch over us all.....mjk"
"Happy Birthday Sweetheart, we miss you and love you. Mom & Steele"
"Happy Birthday!! We will toast you with a few beverages and smile remembering all the great times. Cheers! We miss you."
"Love you and think of you often. Sure missed having you as my partner in the mixed tournaments. We would have kicked but.!!"
"Always the happiest and best thoughts when thinking of you Storie.
love you Peto"
"I always feel your presence. We all miss you and grieve in our own ways. I live my life differently now because of what your life taught me. Ilook forward to seeing you again."
"Thoughts of you make me smile and I'm thankful for the wonderful memories. Love you always."
"Missing you today baby sister. Much love always, your brother"
"Liebe Stori, on your Birthday today my heart is close to yours! I can see your beautiful smile and I feel very connected to you. Love you, yours Hedda"
"I know you're having a heavenly birthday today !!! Sending love to you girlfriend !!"
""The everlasting light of stori is shining strong :) miss you sweetie xoxo
Happy birthday ! :)"
"Happy Birthday Stori from Mom and Steele. We love and miss you!"
"Missing Stori today, thankful that she surrounds us with peace."
"Remembering my sweet little sister today. It hardly seems real that she is gone and yet I miss her very much. I am only comforted by knowing she is in a place where she is happy and is not suffering as only our Heavenly Father can provide."
"Happy birthday Stori! May your heavenly golf game today, be as wonderful as you are! Love, Jim and Lucille"
"Happy Birthday! I know you and Jake are having a great time.
We will always miss your kind heart and your beautiful smile."
"Stori, my precious niece, i send you my love. We miss you so much. Please know that the world is not the same without your sweet and brilliant smile and infectious laughter. You were and are our beautiful baby girl and you're one of a kind. I'm very thankful you are not suffering any more. Hugs and kisses to you, Darling."
"We still miss you girl and continue to watch over us....."
"The everlasting light of stori is shining strong :) miss you sweetie xoxo
You are deeply missed. Especially your kind heart and easy smile. We are so blessed that we had you in our life."
"Think of Stori all the time and miss her soooo much!!"
"Thinking of you today and always. I was just reading these beautiful new tributes from our family and friends and I am thankful to be surrounded by such wonderful people. Jetta and I love you and miss you very much."
Stori, we all are missing you. I like to reach out to all of you who are feeling your loss so deeply. I have you in my heart and spirit, always,
and I am looking forward seeing you again, my dear friend Stori.
Love to you."
"We all miss you Stori and your sweet smile. I love you dearly and look forward to seeing you again. Lord, please bless Stori's family, friends and love ones richly and abundantly above all I can think or ask. In Jesus Name, Amen."
"Fond memories of Stori. Thinking of you Pugs.
Tons of love,
"Remembering my lovely sweet sister today and knowing my parents and siblings and her loving husband are missing her as I am. I know she would want us to celebrate her life and the memory of knowing her when she was healthy and enjoying her blessed life that Jonathon provided for them. They truly lived a wonderful life the short time she was here and she was very thankful God had blessed them with the ability to live that life."
"I just reunited with Cuda. It's been a long time! I miss your smile. Even hanging out with the guys John would refer to you as "my sweetie". He loved you so much! He tought me how to treat a woman."
"Happy Birthday Stori who is up in heaven watching out for all of us."
"Happy Birthday, and please keep watching over us with that beautiful
"Happy B-Day to a great gal and super girlfriend !!! Celebrate with the angels and all your family and friends in heaven !!! Luv Ya"
"Happy Birthday little sister. Mom told me this morning that today was your birthday. I had just woken up and hadn't looked at the calendar yet. Can't wait to see you again. I love you, Steele"
"Happy 50th Birthday, Sweetie! Jetta and I miss you very much, but we know that you are celebrating and dancing with Jake in Heaven. I hope that you are enjoying all of these beautiful tributes from our many, many dear friends and family. We will be thinking of you today and every day until we are all together again. We love you!"
"Stori today is your birthday we all miss you here at Tgo and just know that one day we all will be with you having a heavenly birthday celebration with you . Your smile your laughter and your lovely face we all carry in our hearts and minds. Love you girl . May the Angels sing you the best birthday song ever .Till we all meet again Love ya Diann and Fritz Graz...."
"To the best friends ever and she was so full of life. And will always be a angel looking over us all . and I remember her laughing at us having the best time of our lives. It was crazy but we lived life to the max. So to you young lady we will see you in heaven,and we will share our memory's again . Im so blessed to have had you and Jon in my life . see you in heaven."
"Jon: Our sincere condolences on the passing of your sweet "Stori". We were proud to know her and you as well. We had our Texas connection and her lovely smile will be missed by all of us. She is now pain-free and in the arms of the Lord and she inspired us to be strong to face adversity and live life to the fullest. Love you."
Stori and you have truly persevered through rough waters. My heart aches when I think of the long journey Stori traveled in fighting cancer. But, my heart smiles knowing you were there for her every step of the way. The two of you handled life’s obstacles with grace and your love put her at peace. My deepest condolences to you and your families! Sweetie will be forever remembered!!!"
""Forever Friends" is what Stori and I called each other..went thru breast cancer,treatments lots of walks and discussions about life. She loved LIFE and fought so hard to stay in it with vigor and positivity!! I so LOVED her,,like a daughter.. Miss You so much my " Forever Friend"! Jon, our love and thoughts are with you...forever!!! Kim & John"
"Lance and I are so sorry to hear that our Dear friend Stori passed. Jon, our deepest sympathy goes out to you and her family. Stori touched our hearts and she will always be remembered. I will always remember our trips to Fat Tuesdays and fishing. Prayers for you in this difficult time. Love you my friend."
"Jon - so sorry for your loss. I know it's been a difficult time for both of you and your families. You've handled this with such compassion, commitment, courage and dedication which has been so inspiring. May Stori rest in peace. I have such great memories of our times together and fun we had, with you, Sweetie and Jake the snake! - will hold those dear. Love to you - Mike (Pick)"
"Jon, This is the best tribute I have ever seen. Stori was so sweet and deserving of such a sweet tribute to her. You were her Adult world and so many of us were her young world. We loved her and will miss her so very much. Thank you for being the husband she needed and loved. She will be missed by so many and will be there waiting to welcome us when we get to see her again. God Bless"
"Our sincere sympathy to you Jon and to both of your family & friends. With sorrow~Len & Cherylann"
"God bless, Jon. You & your Sweetie were a love affair for the ages."
"We are devastated by the loss of our sweet Stori. We remember her infectious laugh with the little snort, her smile, her love for you, Jon, and her family and friends. She was our go-to babysitter, our soccer role model and the flight attendant we could only hope to get on a Friday afternoon. Tom and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and those she loved so generously. The Miegers"
"Jon, our heartfelt sorrow for your loss. We grieve Stori's passing. We will remember her infectious laughter, her smile, her zest and strength for life, and her love for you and her family and friends.
She was our 'go-to' babysitter, our Sting soccer role model and the flight attendant we could only hope to get on a long flight at end of a hard week away. Our love."
"Jon, so sorry for this great loss. We send along our deepest sympathies. You and Stori were such a great couple. Your love for each other will be everlasting. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."
"Jon, I am so sorry for your loss. Stori was one of a kind and one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. TGO will miss her pretty face. God Blss, Shelly--Plantation House Restaurant"
"Jon, We are heart broken for you. You two had something so very special, such beautiful love. We loved Stori and will miss her so much. She was so very special and know her spirit will live on in your heart. So wonderful you were able to find one another and she was so very fortunate to have had you. Love, Dan and Sandi Beedle"
"Picture I just added for Karen is of Stori after finishing Avon Run."
"Dearest Johnathan, Mr. F and I were so very sorry to hear about Stori. We know how much you cared for each other. The strength you shared throughout her struggle for life was truly awesome. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time for you."
"Jon, Jack and I thinking of you during this time. We will always
remember meeting the two of you for the first time. Stori was a
real "sweetheart". She will be missed by everyone she knew.
Our prayers are with you."
"Jon - an amazing tribute to an amazing woman. You both shared so much of life in the little time you had together. Stori will be greatly missed by all who knew her. We will keep both of you in our prayers. May God grant you peace and Stori, eternal rest in His heavenly home. Mary Ann & Bob Frank"
"what a life this divine spark blazed. thank you. blessed travels, stori <3"
"Dear Jon: You are held very close in our hearts and thoughts.
We very much enjoyed meeting Stori, now so many years ago. We know that she will be dearly missed by your family and many, many friends. Please do keep in touch. Lots of love to you, dear Jon,
Mary (XOXOXO) and Herb"
"Jon, my first memories of Stori were as a tan little cherub running around their swimming pool on Aladdin and as a pro on the soccer field for years to come. She was such a good little athlete and the first thing everyone will remember is her infectious smile for everyone. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. You were the perfect man for her and the family will always love you."
"We have many happy memories of Stori and she will truly be missed. Such a big heart and great attitude she had. We remember her as a very young woman who could kick a soccer ball better than most men and turn many a head, and then as Jonathan's girl. She was a jewel and we love her. We'll miss her sweet smile but remember her forever."
""Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. We here are TGO will miss Stori very much and golf just won't be the same without her. Just remember we're all here for you, if we can be of any help you only have to ask. Stay strong!" Barbara and George"
I am so so sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family. God Bless
With great sympathy
I'm so sorry for your loss. You gave Stori a great life filed with happiness and fun. Cherish all your happy memories. I'm sure she will be smiling down upon you.
"Jon, we are so sorry to hear about Stori. We will always remember playing golf with both of you and having such a great time in TGO. Stori was always happy, as you were also, and we will pray for you and your family. Your tribute to Stori is very special
Jeanne and Frank"
"Hey pugs so sorry for your loss my brother she was one of the sweetest people I've ever met my whole life. That's why you call her sweetie :) someone so sweet we'll go to a very very very special place.I will always rememberall the good times we are all had together :) Love You and miss you stori (my scratch golfer) my heart goes out to you and stori family. LOVE TO YOU ALL PETO xoxo"
"Jon I am so sorry to hear about Stori. She was a wonderful friend. You are in our thoughts and prayers."
"There was "something about Stori "that drew people to her. She felt like a friend from our first Hello. Jon, you caught that in this wonderful tribute for a wonderful woman. Dave and I send our sympathy to all of you."
"Jon, I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your loved ones."
"Jon, my most sincere condolences on Stori's passing. Take solace in the fact that she is now free of pain and at peace. Have faith that your reunion is only a matter of time. Stay strong my friend."
"jon... i'm having trouble finding words... but i am praying real hard... may she immediately pass into the kingdom of heaven without delay..."
"Jon, Stori was an amazing lady! She was one of the sweetest and strongest persons I have ever met. I am blessed to have met her and called her my friend. My heart goes out to you, and I will continue to keep you close in thoughts & prayers over the next days, weeks, and months. Love, Elaine & Paul"
I'm so so sorry for your loss sweet friend. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you and your family.
"Jon, what an amazing tribute to your extraordinary wife. Thank you for sharing her with us in your pain. My path has been different, I know, but I am here to help you navigate your path as you go forward. Much love always.
Susan (and Danny, of course)"
Its been years since I'v seen you in the days of high school (BHS). I heard the horrible news of your wife's passing today.From what I understand she was a wonderful peson and you were a beautiful couple. Seven years ago my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer as well. Fortunatly we got through it. My heart aches for your loss."
"Jon, from Joel and myself we send to you our deepest condolences. We look at the love and courage you to shared through sickness and in health as true inspiration and awe. Please know we are thinking of you and are so sad and sorry for your great loss of Sweetie.
so so sorry for your loss
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We know Stori struggled bravely against this vicious disease. Words cannot describe the sorrow you must be feeling but stay strong Brother! We have you in our hearts and prayers. Phil & Karen"
"Jon.... there are no words. There is only love. The pain will melt away by the sweet sunshine of precious memories, and love lives on. Know that when you arrive in New Hampshire it will be to the open and loving arms of your brothers and sisters who love you, will comfort you and make you smile again!"
The first time I met Stori was on the golf course. I was a bit nervous because I am a hacker and heard she was a good golfer. She was a delight to play with. I always told her she had the most beautiful eyes I had ever seen. They looked like angel eyes. Now she is an angel. We will all miss her sweet smile. God bless you."
"Jon, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Harold."
"I am so saddened to hear of beautiful Stori's passing. She was strong and inspiring in many ways. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and all who loved her. I pray with time, the wonderful memories of her will ease the sadness in our hearts."
Words cannot express what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Stori. The stories and tributes are a testament to your love for each other. Even though she is there too soon have faith Stori is in a better place."
"Jon: Our hearts are so sad to hear about "Sweetie".... She will be greatly missed and I can tell you that we were blessed to have the both of you introduced into our lives. She fought a good fight and she will always be remembered for her kindness and her loving of everyone she met. All of your friends you both have made will forever be with you and remember Sweetie: Love Randy & Bec"
"Jon, You and your family are in our prayers. Your neighbors
Dave and Linda Owens"
"Jon, so sorry to hear about Stori. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Her smile and presence brightened the life of every one who was lucky enough to know her. May her memories comfort you in the days ahead. May our Lord and Savior watch over you.
Love Bonnie & Bill"
So very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to Stori and your life together. You are in our thoughts and prayers."
"Huey............I am so saddend to hear ......you are so close to all of us in our hearts that I KNOW all the memories and stories and pictures will help you smile again....people pass away, but the love never does....thinking of you and sending a huge hug from NH!!!"
"Jon I am so deeply sorry. I cannot tell you how much I grew to look forward to your photos and updates. Your love and devotion for each other was obvious every time. My heartfelt prayers are with you and your families."
"What a fabulous tribute to such a phenomenal girl!
Thanks to you Pugs and to Stori for continually inspiring so many of us.
Yours was a true love story. I hope that all your wonderful memories will help to heal your broken heart."
"So sorry for your loss Jon.
But remember that your love for each other is eternal."
"I know the pain and sorrow you are going through right now, Jonathon. I also know that Stori couldn't be in better hands...you took great care of her & saw her through to her heavenly home. God bless you for your love and care of dear,sweet STORI! How we all will miss her smiling face and outlook on life. You are in our prayers,
Debi & Richard Carlile"
"Jon, this is such a beautiful tribute, to such a beautiful women. Your love for Stori was and always will be an inspiration to me. Our prayers go out to you, Stori and her family."
My heartfelt thoughts and deepest sympathy for the loss of your wife.
You are in my prayers."
"Jon may you have comfort in knowing you did everything right. It is evident of your love for Story in the way you took care of her. Sending you love n hugs
Sondra n Joe"
"Jon may you have comfort in knowing you did everything right. It is evident of the love you had for Story in the way you took care of her.
Sending you love n hugs
Sondra n Joe"
From all the posts on Facebook it is very clear that you married the women of your dreams and also clear that you loved one another without reservation. I am heartbroken to hear this very sad news and I hold you close in my heart. Praying the next few days, weeks and months pass as gently as possible. xo"
"Jon may you have comfort in knowing you did everything right. Your love for Story was evident in the way you took care of her. Sending you love n hugs.
Sondra n Joe"
"Oh Huey, no words. My brother also passed August 17th , 4 years ago.I have watched and listened to this amazing tribute 3 times now. It is very special and bitter sweet. Bless you and Stori's entire family."
"Jon, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your lives togeher looked like a non-stop blessing. May she rest in peace and you live in comfort sharing loving life, well lived.
Peace old friend"
"Jon, though my heart is crushed at this horrible loss, I celebrate Stori's life. I will dearly miss my precious cousin. We shared many handwritten letters and emails the last few years, which are especially priceless to me now. Heaven just got a whole lot brighter. Thank you for being a wonderful husband to her. We are praying for God to be very close to you and comfort you."
"Jon, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure she had a life filled with love and great fun with you being a part of it. Deepest sympathy goes out to you and her family."
"The lives of all who knew Stori have been diminished by her passing. But our spirits have been uplifted by having known her and loved her. She exuded courage, faith, love, and devotion. Jonathon, the void that you feel now gradually will be filled with delicious memories.
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with you."
"Jon, So sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and wish you peace through this tough time. Love you man. Sparky."
"What a beautiful, moving tribute to your life together. I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless....."
"Jon...so sorry to hear of Stori's passing. It was clear from your posts that she was an incredible woman. Her strength and the love you two found is so evident from the photos you've shared. You are in my thoughts and prayers XOXO"
"Yours was a love story for the ages. I am so very sorry for your loss."
"Jon, the pictures you shared show perfectly the beautiful, funny, strong, positive, loving person that we all wish we could be like. She was a wonderful friend and always with a smile. You two had a beautiful relationship and nothing can take those memories away. RIP Stori"
"Rest in peace Stori. Pugs she was such a wonderful person and am inspiration. You showed us all what unconditional love and devotion is really all about in a marriage. No more pain for Stori. She was a tough fighter. Rest in peace."
"We are so very sad to hear the news if Stori's passing.....please know your in our prayers"
"Jon- There are no words of comfort I can give except to tell you I love you and am holding you close to my heart. I wish you and Stori's family, friends and loved ones the comfort in knowing her pain is now gone and that your hearts will heal. Celebrate the love and light she gave you all - that light will continue to shine on and provide the light you need on the darkest of days."
"Jon, I have no idea what you must be going through in losing what I think is the strongest pillar of strength in your life. I know Stori was that to you, and with this loss come so many layers of heartache. Please know my heart and the hearts of all your friends are open to giving you anything you might need during this time of incredible loss. We love you buddy. I'm coming down, 9/8."
"Dear Jon ... It was an amazing marriage and an unwavering battle you two fought for such a long time and now Stori is at peace. God bless you and give you that peace now until you meet again."
We are so sorry to hear about Stori's passing. She will be missed and never forgotten. Her courage and strength are an inspiration. The pictures you chose are amazing and depict her life beautifully!"
"Hughey, from myself and Melissa our deepest sympathies. We're so sorry for your Loss."
"I never met Stori, but it is obvious from the pictures you were crazy about each other. My heart is very sad and the both of you are in my thoughts and prayers...AA"
"Jon don't know were to beginning Loren and I are so sorry to hear about Stori. We always enjoyed seeing all the wonderful and inspiring pictures and stories you both posted. Our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family as well as Stori's family and friends. All our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love your friends from NEC Loren and Madeline."
"Heaven has gained a sweet, young angel. Jon, you & the family are in my heart & prays. She will always be watch over you all and smiling down on you."
"Since the beginning of time couples have fallen in love and been joined in marriage-a precious few are blessed to have found their soulmate. Stori and Jon knew they were that lucky and shared their lives and hearts with total freedom and abandon safe in the knowledge that each was loving and being loved truly,madly,deeply,unconditionally. Jon and Stori lived their vows every day -well done"
"Jon, cancer sucks but you not only walked the road once but twice...Stori is my hero and so are you. Hugs!"
"To Sweet Stori and Strong Jonathan...
I will always love Stori...I will never forget sharing breast cancer stories with her and I always wished I could be as sweet as Stori...God gave her the wonderful gift of being so sweet and positive even in her very painful times. I cry for her in selfish ways but she is in a place we can't even imagine. Jesus is holding HER now!"
"Jon, we are so sorry. You are in our thoughts and prayers."
"Stori was an amazing strong lady while she had to deal with that terrible sickness. Jon, you have been a wonderful husband and caretaker till the end. She had to leave with a smile on her face and Stori is at a good place. We will also miss her.
Thank you, Jon, for sharing those happy times with all of us."
"Jon, I don't know where to start....the love you and Stori were second to none.so many fantastic memories we created,Denver, Florida, mystic....the night you intoduced me to her at the party in New York. Tthe couraged and determination in which you so valiantly fought this nasty disease.....I could go on and on....Stori Shepard Hughes will be missed by us all...love to you Jon..my brother"
"“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this very difficult time."
"Jon, Words are hard to find, but my heart is truly heavy for you. We're always here if you want."
My condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
"Since the first day Lori and I met Jon and Stori we marveled at their love, commitment to each other, and strength in difficult times. There is a poem "MISS ME BUT LET ME GO" by an anonymous author (access on internet) that has given us peace in difficult times. We would like to share it with you. I can hear Stori expressing the thoughts in the poem. We love you Jon."
"Jon, when I sent that email last night I had no idea our Gal had past. I am most sorry to hear horrific news. I only wish i had something clever to say but I am speechless. AS you remember she was a great support to me when I had my little bout with that shitty stuff. May God be with you in these very difficult days ahead. She will be watching us for sure, our love, Mike & Vonne"
"" Jon, there are no words that can describe how we feel. We are all going to miss that infectious smile from that girl in the yellow golf cart! We are so proud of you and Stori for fighting like no others. Be happy she no longer has to suffer and is in a much better place. Love John and Trish ""
Heartbroken for our loss but grateful for the love you shared,the happiness you brought each other;
Stori will be dearly missed; she and the challenges you both met with grace, dignity, courage and strength are in our Hearts Forever with Love"
"Jon, so sorry for your loss. You've shown amazing strength while you took care of Stori. Our heart goes out to you and we're here if you need anything."
"Jon, Jim and I are so sorry Stori lost her battle with cancer. She was a brave and beautiful lady who will be sorely missed. We pray you may find comfort knowing she is now resting, pain free, in the arms of Our Lord. With love and heartfelt sympathy to you and the family."
"The photos are wonderful and capture the beautiful, fun-loving woman we came to love. Our hearts go out to you at this time and our hope is that you will find comfort in knowing how much she loved you and your life together, good times and bad."
"I am so proud of you and how you cared for Stori during this horrible ordeal. She is in a better place."
"Jon, so sorry for Stori's passing, RIP "Storie". She seemed so happy when she had a fish in hand, especially you, in or out of water. Claude"
"Thanks for setting this up Jon. So many pictures of dear Stori I had not seen. My heart goes out to you. And my heart goes out to all of my family at this time of loss. We will all be together again. Love, Steele"
"My heart is heavy with the loss of my friend. I know that she is now home in the arms of our Father and at peace and I know that I will one day see her again. i remember the first day I met her so many years ago. It was the beginning of a friendship that was a blessing. My deepest sympathy to all her family. May God bless and hold you all."
"Thank you for sharing these photos, they capture the very essence of my adorable little sister. I am so thankful she had a life with you that many people dream about, I just wish it lasted longer and without the illness. I am grateful it was filled with all of these experiences. She will inspire me to live life filled with joy and happiness."
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