Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - OBITUARIES -

Mau­reen Camille Story, 82, a U.S. Air Force vet­er­a­noftheKore­anWar era, died peace­fully in Jack­sonville, Fla. on Sept. 28, 2017.

A feisty New Yorker, born Oct. 1, 1934, "Aunt Mau­reen"hon­or­ably served her coun­try from 1954-1956 at Snelling Air Force Sta­tion in Min­neapo­lis as an in­tel­li­gence op­er­a­tions spe­cial­ist for the 31st Air Divi­sion of the Air De­fense Com­mand (ADC), now NORAD. She was awarded the Na­tional De­fense Ser­vice Medal and pro­moted the Women in Ser­vice Memo­rial at Arlington Na­tional Ceme­tery in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. After leav­ing the ser­vice, Aunt Mau­reen stayed in the Min­nesota cold for nearly two decades, work­ing as an ac­coun­tant. She trav­eled in­ter­na­tion­ally un­til re­lo­cat­ing to Cal­i­for­nia and then Las Ve­gas to care for her ail­ing mother. In the fi­nal year of her life, after her niece be­came her guardian, Aunt Mau­reen was flown by the VA to Jack­sonville where she basked in the warm glow of fam­ily. A life­long Catholic, she loved poetry, kit­tens and chil­dren. She was pre­ceded in death by a brother, Air Force Vet­eran John H. Story, Jr.; her mother, Wanda Bal­cerak Story; and her father, John H. Story, Sr. Story is sur­vived by her Jack­sonville niece, Joni Story Han­ni­gan (John); her great niece, Belinda Han­ni­gan Bran­nock; her great nephew John J. Han­ni­gan III (Melissa); great-great nieces Made­lyn, El­iz­a­beth, and Char­lotte Han­ni­gan, and Clare Bran­nock; and great-great neph­ews, John J. Han­ni­gan IV (Joey) and Clark Bran­nock. She is also sur­vived by nieces Ra­mona Story Steck­mann-Crow­ell (Cran­don) of Sand­point, Ida., and Alexan­dra Dadovich-Story San­taella (Fer­nando) of Ely, Ne­vada; a great niece Kather­ine Steck­mann Ben­jamin (Dan) of Mesa, Ariz.; a great nephew, Joseph T. Steck­mann Jr. (Mikaela) of Sand­point, Ida.; great-great nieces Is­abella and Lil­lianna; and great­great nephew, Joseph T. Steck­mann III. The fam­ily plans a memo­rial at Jack­sonville (Fla.) Na­tional Ceme­tery.

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