She was born on December 19, 1948, in Sheridan. She attended school in Clearmont and graduated from Sheridan High School. She worked in Billings, Montana, and Denver, Colorado, before moving to Kalama, Washington, where she lived and worked until her death on January 6, 2020. She is survived by her daughter, Traci Wells (Colin), two granddaughters, Lucy and Mallory; a sister, Joan Smith (Al) of Buffalo, Wyoming; a brother, Robert Pedula (Ruth), of Kansas, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Domenic and Rose Pedula, and brothers Frank and Bill. Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will be held at a later date.