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Jodee B. Welch

January 13, 1957 — September 7, 2015

Jodee Bee Welch, the daughter of Charles Franklin and Eleanor Elizabeth (Hunter) Mallory, was born on January 13, 1957, in Long Beach, California. Jodee entered eternal rest on September 7, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa at the age of fifty-eight years, seven months and twenty-five days.
Jodee graduated from high school in California and enlisted in the United States Navy. She was stationed at the Naval Air Base in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. On August 23, 2003, Jodee married Thomas Welch in Laughlin, Nevada and lived in Prescott, Arizona before moving north of Corning, near Carl in Adams County from 2004-2013. They have lived in Creston the past two years.
Jodee drove a semi-truck over the road for over ten years. She started trucking for Swift, and also drove for various other trucking companies over the years. Jodee was proud that she was accident free for over one million miles. Jodee later worked for Farley and Sathers Candy Company, now Ferrara, for four years until medical reasons forced her to leave.
Left to cherish Jodee’s memory are her husband, Thomas Welch, Creston; two daughters: Jodee (Raymond) Spencer, Mobile, Alabama; and Samantha Lopatta, Savannah, Georgia; Nine Grandchildren; One Great-Grandchild; her brother, Charles (Grace) Mallory, Twentynine Palms, California; and two nieces. Jodee was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her.
Preceding Jodee in death were her parents; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Carolyn and James Welch; and her daughter, Nichole Jarrard.

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