Born to very young parents, who separated when Liane was very young, she grew up in challenging situations, which she overcame, becoming a very bright, resourceful and determined individual. Challenges never really left her, as she faced difficulties in many aspects of her life, yet she thrived and brought success in her family and her career.
While taking care of her family and job, she also dedicated as much of her time as she could to furthering the genealogical research she had begun much earlier in her life and adding to the mountains of materials her mother Dorothy was also collecting, carrying on a maternal tradition handed down for generations.
Like her mother, she also extended her efforts to help others with their research and shortly before her own departure from this world, she also took on what her mother had been managing online.
She fought for her life for over 15 years, being treated repeatedly for lymphoma. In the end, her body could no longer protect itself, due to the damage caused by so many treatments and she passed in the hospital with her husband at her side.
She was survived by her loving husband, daughter, son, in-laws, grandchildren, father, brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She will be greatly missed.
Liane was a FindaGrave contributor, and here is her contributor profile page.
By her own wishes, her ashes were divided with the main burial site in Mesa, Arizona near her family and the rest were buried at Elizabeth, Colorado with her mother, beside her maternal grandparents. Main burial site details will be added soon.
Dorothy Jo Mettling Gaston
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