Lodi News-Sentinel - - LOCAL/NATION -

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.

Please sign the guest book at www.lodinews.com/guest­book.

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