Obit — M. Christine Lepore |

Obit — M. Christine Lepore

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Mass will be celebrated March 11 for M. Christine Lepore, who died March, 5, 2003, in the arms of her loving husband and surrounded by family and friends, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 50.

Mrs. Lepore was born Jan. 31, 1953, at San Diego, Calif. In 1971, she completed high school at Lancaster, Calif., and two years following that she graduated with an associate degree in vocational nursing. She began her career at the Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster. In May of 1976, she married William J. Lepore Jr., and in 1985 she moved to South Lake Tahoe with her husband and two sons. While her husband worked at Barton Memorial Hospital as a respiratory therapist, she continued her nursing career in a variety of office settings, clinics and in Home Health. At the time of her death, she was employed by Dr. Kelly Shanahan.

Mrs. Lepore respected her profession and took pride in being a nurse. She was a sincere patient advocate and her detail to work and its completion was unquestionable. Additionally, the contributions of her time and energy to help and support other women with breast cancer will not be forgotten. She has a brave and tenacious spirit and loved life, laughter and “home.” This courageous woman with a beautiful smile, hearty laugh and generous kindred spirit will be missed by all who knew her –but most of all by her loving family and her loyal, supportive friends.

She is survived by her husband, William J. Lapore Jr. of Gardnerville, Nev.; sons, Christian and Anthony of Gardnerville; step-son, Robert of Los Angeles, Calif.; step-daughter, Gina of Los Angeles; brother Frank Keepers of Utah; sister, Linda Ledette of Minden, Nev.; and a multitude of other loving family members. She was predeceased by her father and mother.

A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. March 11 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1041 Lyons Ave.

In lieu of flowers donations in Mrs. Lepore’s memory may be made to a local Breast Cancer Society.

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Arrangements are by McFarlane Mortuary.