It is with broken hearts and enormous sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved
daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend, Wendy Ann Stafford, on October 31, 2018, at the age of 58. Wendy was born on July 20, 1960, to loving parents Harry and Dolores (Dodie) Stafford. Wendy was a happy and loving child. She graduated in 1978 from Tokay High School where she was an “A Yell” cheerleader with her beloved friends. Wendy made friends wherever she went with her infectious personality and her extremely generous nature. She was an avid snow skier and water skier who enjoyed both sports immensely. She was so excited when she snow skied in the French Alps on a ski trip there. Wendy went to the University of Southern California where she was thrilled to work on the campaign committee of President Ronald Reagan. An excellent student, Wendy excelled in college and graduated from her beloved USC in 1983, all the while working full time at Ralph’s Supermarket. Wendy earned her degree as a double major student in Business Administration, Finance and Marketing. She was driven, smart, kind, hard working, witty, loving, adventurous, and extremely generous to all who knew her. Wendy worked in sales for many years until her adventurous spirit and love of travel took her to Kuwait. She had met a young man from Kuwait here in California, so she decided to go visit him. She would later marry her wonderful husband, Ahmed Al- Homoud, in Kuwait in 1992, where she resided for 26 years with her family. Wendy loved Kuwait and had an amazing life there. She spent her weekends at her “chalet” homes on the Persian Gulf or in Dubai at one of her homes there. Wendy was a Kuwaiti citizen as well as a proud American citizen, and was honored to see the United States Coast Guard anchored near the waters of her homes on the gulf.
Ahmed and Wendy would later welcome two sons, Homoud “Hunter” Al-Homoud in 1994, and Sager Al-Homoud in 2000. These two boys would become the light of her life and her dearest treasures. Wendy developed breast cancer in 2009 which she fought and beat. She then developed a different kind of breast cancer in 2015 which proved to be more difficult for her body to fight, but fight she did, right up until the end. Wendy was a warrior and though this cancer tried, it could not take the true spirit of Wendy. She was and eternally will be loved by her parents, Harry and Dodie Stafford, her sister, Lisa (Stafford) Staples, her devoted, loving husband, Ahmed Al-Homoud, her sons, Hunter and Sager Al-Homoud, her nephew, Branden Staples, nieces, Makenna Staples, Mallory Staples, her extended family the Staffford and Garcia families in Vacaville, Winters and Dixon, the Garcia and Achondo families in MountainView and Sacramento, her mother-in-law, brothers and sisters in-laws, nieces and nephews in Kuwait, her precious nanny and caregiver, Regina, her loyal and dear friends Kelly, Theresa, Sandy, Susan and many more. We will miss our beautiful Wendy and she would want everyone to love one another, be kind to one another, be vigilant about your health and most of all to live your life to the fullest as she led hers. This is not goodbye to our incredible Wendy but rather “see you later”….and that we will.
Funeral services for Wendy were held on November 3, 2018, in Kuwait per her wishes. Her family asks that you send your prayers for Wendy, hug a loved one, and cherish this life as she did.
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