Jeanne Joyce (Blide) Williquett
March 18th, 1931 – April 30th, 2015
Jeanne Joyce (Blide) Williquett rode off into the sunset with her entire posse of five kids by her side in Reno, Nevada. She was born and raised in Faith, SD, and graduated Valedictorian of Faith High School and earned her RN diploma from Presentation School of Nursing, Aberdeen, SD. Seeking a life of adventure and travel, Jeanne entered the Navy Nurse Corps where she served from 1953 to 1955. She married naval pilot Dan Charles Blide and soon sported a family of five children. Fate conspired to challenge her as a single parent, and she took a job in Wisconsin at Hudson Memorial Hospital where she served as an ER and OR Supervisor from 1967-1987. Jeanne remarried in 1984 to Loren Williquett and they moved to Tucson, AZ in 1987 where they spent 25 wonderful years golfing, swimming, and hosting friends and family. Jeanne continued working as a nurse in Tucson until retiring from Casa de la Luz Hospice at the age of 72. In 2012, she moved to Reno, NV to be closer to kids and enjoy the Sierra Nevada mountains. Jeanne leaves behind many hilarious memories, love for friends and family, and a legacy of fighting the good fight. She was preceded in death by her parents True Joseph Joyce and Nora (McCormack) Joyce and husband Dan Blide. Survivors include her sister Joanne Keck (Joyce) of Rapid City, SD, children Tim Blide, Hudson, WI; Mike Blide, Pat Blide, Tom Blide, Sierraville, CA; and Katie Blide Herzog, Spokane, WA; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Jeanne will be remembered with great love and admiration. She was the life of every party. In lieu of flowers, Jeanne asks that you consider making a contribution to your local Humane Society.
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