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Dora Jean Maccagnan Carone
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1934
Oak Creek
Routt County
Colorado, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 2006
Elko County
Nevada, USA

Oct. 10, 1934 - Jan. 16, 2006

Known by her family and friends as a gifted, dedicated, generous and loving person, Dora Jean Carone, a resident of Nevada for most of her life, died peacefully at her Elko home on Jan. 16, 2006. She was the daughter of Tony Maccagnan and Florence Maccagnan King, born in Oak Creek, Colo., on Oct. 10, 1934. Her early years were spent in Oak Creek and Kimberly, Nev., where she attended grade school, and later at Wells High School, where she excelled in literature, English and spelling. She met her lifelong partner, Vito Carone Jr., in Wells, during her school years, and when he returned on leave from the U.S. Navy, he proposed, and they were married shortly thereafter on Jan. 15, 1954, in Elko at the First Presbyterian Church by Rev. Harold Van Zee. They celebrated 52 years together on Sunday, and in that time, they raised three sons, Alex, Brad and Tony and two daughters, Leslie and Janice. Dora was a dedicated employee of California Pacific Utilities, later Alltel, for 30 years. She was also a lifelong advocate, working as secretary/treasurer for the IBEW union, for which she also served as shop steward and as a member of the negotiating committee. She was active in the Elko Democratic Central Committee for 19 years, also serving on the Nevada State Democratic Central Committee.For the past 10 years, Dora was an active member of the Altar Guild of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and for the past seven years served as its chairwoman. Dora believed her word was her bond, and when she involved herself in a project, a cause, or work, she would dedicate her time and efforts over a long period of time. She had a kind and generous spirit and because she was an excellent cook, many of her friends and family were recipients of her generosity. At the age of 45, she decided to learn how to drive and enjoyed using this freedom to assist others. She was often teased about being the Imelda Marcos of Elko with her love of shoes. She was interested in the healing arts and was an avid reader. In her kind and quiet way, Dora Carone, made the lives of everyone better around her. Her greatest love was her family. She is survived by her husband, Vito, and five children, Alex and Marla Carone of Santa Rosa, N.M., Brad and Alberta Carone and Leslie and Rex Chilton all of Elko, Tony and Debbie Carone of Battle Mountain, and Janice and Russell Palmer of Spring Creek. She is also survived by her beloved sister, Janice (and husband, Nino) Martinez. She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren who adored her. She was preceded in death by her parents. A public visitation is scheduled at Burns Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. Services will be held on Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 1 p.m. to be followed by a reception at the family home. The family requests that friends remember Dora by gifts to St. Paul's Episcopal Church or their charity of choice in lieu of flowers.Published in the Elko Daily Free Press on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 2:40 PM PST  
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  Veto Carone (1932 - 2013)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Judy Lu
Record added: Jan 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13066451
Dora Jean <i>Maccagnan</i> Carone
Added by: Judy Lu
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