Jody Lee Jolly
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A Memorial Service/Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, September 27th, 5:30p.m. at Jody's home in Loma Grande (Nogal area), NM. She passed away Friday, September 14th at Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso, NM. She was born February 20, 1951 in Seattle, WA.
Jody's great love of and special way with animals led her to work at several race tracks over the years where she was a trainer (owning a race horse for a time.) She moved to Lincoln County in 1985. She worked at and managed a restaurant in Capitan for a number of years, after which she returned to her fondest job -- taking care of the animals -- at Mesa Ranch. When the ranch sold, she was kept on by the new owners. Her last job, at the Capitan Senior Center, kept her busy as she checked in on housebound seniors.
Jody was a much-loved, special friend to many in Lincoln County. She was always available to listen to a friend. She was dedicated to her work, often going above and beyond. She loved her many critters, feeding and watching the birds and other wildlife. She also loved having fun, including great times on the back of a Harley Davidson and many trips to Elephant Butte Lake. She was funny, beautiful, intelligent, and extremely loyal.
She is survived by a daughter, Kamie Jolly Stufflebeam of NM & CO, a son Greg Jolly of Loma Grande, multiple grand-children and a great-grandchild.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lagroneruidoso.com.
Published in Ruidoso News from Sept. 26 to Oct. 10, 2012