Stella Barbara Nezworski, 98, of Ocean Isle Beach, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter in Bolivia, where she was lovingly cared for by all of the center's most compassionate and caring staff.
Stella was born on April 5, 1914, in Superior, Wis., to Boleslaw (Ben) and Katazyna (Katherine Kusiak) Tyskewicz.
She attended St. Stanislaus Elementary School and graduated from Superior Central High School. She attended Bartley Business College also in Superior, Wis.
She worked for a physician and surgeon in Superior, until she met Dr. Louis G. Nezworski, whom she married on Nov. 22, 1942. They moved to Lake Nebagamon, Wis., and then to Eau Claire, Wis., in 1948.
After Dr. Louis retired, they spent many warm and sunny winters in Scottsdale, Ariz., and moved there permanently in 1994. They loved their Arizona home and thoroughly enjoyed having their own grapefruit, orange and lemon trees and great weather all year round.
After her husband's passing, she moved to North Carolina to live with her daughter Kathy and son-in-law Tom, enjoying all the beauty of North Carolina's live oaks, beaches and mountains and friendly people.
Survivors include her children, Kathy (Tom) Hays; George (Carol) Nezworski; and Joseph (Anne) Nezworski; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis; a brother, Charles; and a sister, Mary.
She loved to walk on the beach, cooking and baking, gardening and observing all of the beauty of nature. She loved animals and also enjoyed bird-watching and sitting on the porch with her daughter, son-in-law, grand-dogs and visiting with neighbors who stopped by.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare, SECU Center, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements by Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory, Shallotte.