Mary Jo Stocke
Mary Jo Stocke a long time resident of Corona passed away peacefully on May 17, 2013. She was born on February 4, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri but called California home from her mid teenage years. She was preceded in death by the love of her life Raymond and together they raised four children: Mary Pat and Cindy Louise both of Long Beach, CA; Kathy Ann of San Tan Valley, AZ and Raymond Jr. of Riverside, CA.; grandchildren Michael, Ann, Josh and Chris; and great grandchildren Nicolas and Kambria; and her sister Colleen of San Francisco, CA.
Mary Jo was a vivacious and loving wife and mother. A beautiful women she captured Ray's heart at an early age. She was caring, colorful with a strong zest for life and all it had to offer. Together she and Ray owned and operated Ray & Jo's Snack Bar for several years. Prior to moving to Corona, the family lived and enjoyed their residence in Huntington Beach and all the beach had to offer. Mary Jo was a voracious reader, avid movie goer, and in her later years was a member of the Red Hatter's local chapter.
Charming, generous and loving Mary Jo will assuredly be united with Ray and together light up the heavenly skies for all of us as we gaze upon the heavens.
Services will be conducted for Mary Jo at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday May 21, 2013 at Rice Mortuary located at 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, Ca. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the SPCA.