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.
  • 49 years old
  • Born on October 9, 1963 .
  • Passed away on August 17, 2013 .

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.

Posted by Jonathan Hughes on August 17, 2014
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.
Posted by Justin Anderson on April 27, 2014
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.
Posted by Bill And Kathy Avery on October 10, 2013
Happy Birthday Stori who is up in heaven watching out for all of us.
Posted by Diann Graziani on October 9, 2013
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....
Posted by Jonathan Hughes on October 9, 2013
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!
Posted by Steele Shepherd on October 9, 2013
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
Posted by Susan Jensen on October 9, 2013
Happy B-Day to a great gal and super girlfriend !!! Celebrate with the angels and all your family and friends in heaven !!! Luv Ya
Posted by MIKE KEENAN on October 9, 2013
Happy Birthday, and please keep watching over us with that beautiful smile ....
Posted by JR Hatchett on September 13, 2013
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.
Posted by Pat And Dan Estep on September 10, 2013
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.
Posted by MeLisa Thalacker on September 5, 2013
Hi Pugs~ 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!!!
Posted by Kim Tursick on September 4, 2013
"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
Posted by Tina Schaper on September 3, 2013
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.
Posted by Michael Elliott on August 30, 2013
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)
Posted by Linda Long on August 29, 2013
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
Posted by Cherylann Gengel on August 29, 2013
Our sincere sympathy to you Jon and to both of your family & friends. With sorrow~Len & Cherylann
Posted by Carol Mieger on August 27, 2013
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
Posted by Patsy Kane Wiswell on August 27, 2013
God bless, Jon. You & your Sweetie were a love affair for the ages.
Posted by Michelle Ayer on August 26, 2013
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
Posted by Jeff And Laura Pettee on August 26, 2013
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.
Posted by Carol Mieger on August 26, 2013
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.
Posted by Sandi Beedle on August 25, 2013
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
Posted by Bryan Plymale on August 23, 2013
what a life this divine spark blazed. thank you. blessed travels, stori <3
Posted by Mary Ann Frank on August 23, 2013
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
Posted by Sharon Fitch on August 23, 2013
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.
Posted by Francis And Anne Flannery on August 23, 2013
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.
Posted by Bill Levine on August 23, 2013
Picture I just added for Karen is of Stori after finishing Avon Run.
Posted by Dottie Ottmo on August 22, 2013
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.
Posted by Mary Bonnette on August 22, 2013
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
Posted by Jack & Rebecca McDonald on August 22, 2013
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.
Posted by Lee Santora on August 20, 2013
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.
Posted by Paul Barron on August 20, 2013
Jon, I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your loved ones.
Posted by Linda Avery on August 20, 2013
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.
Posted by Patricia Cook on August 20, 2013
Jon I am so sorry to hear about Stori. She was a wonderful friend. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Peter (Peto) Flannery on August 20, 2013
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
Posted by Jeanne Colca on August 20, 2013
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
Posted by Bethany Flannery on August 20, 2013
Jon, 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. Love Bethany
Posted by Philip O'Cone on August 20, 2013
Dear Jon, I am so so sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family. God Bless With great sympathy Daddy-O
Posted by Barb Shea on August 20, 2013
"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
Posted by Joey Turco on August 20, 2013
jon... i'm having trouble finding words... but i am praying real hard... may she immediately pass into the kingdom of heaven without delay...
Posted by Anne Corry on August 19, 2013
Yours was a love story for the ages. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Posted by Beth Handy on August 19, 2013 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
Posted by Missy Balmer on August 19, 2013
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.....
Posted by Marc Weisberger on August 19, 2013
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.
Posted by Matt Thompson on August 19, 2013
Jon I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Posted by Charles Speaks on August 19, 2013
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. Chuck Speaks
Posted by John Ferris on August 19, 2013
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.
Posted by Michelle Hackler on August 19, 2013
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.
Posted by Chris Larsen on August 19, 2013
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
Posted by Jen Roberts on August 19, 2013
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.

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