A Liturgy of the Word Service for Nellie Jean Goroski, 51, of Baker will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 in the chapel of Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker.
Posted September 19, 2012
A Liturgy of the Word Service for Nellie Jean Goroski, 51, of Baker will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 in the chapel of Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker. Visitation with a Rosary will be at 1 p.m. Rite of committal will follow in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Baker
Nellie passed away Sept. 16, 2012 at Fallon Medical Complex Long Term Care Center in Baker.
Nellie Jean Bondell Goroski was born Aug. 2, 1961 in Baker, a daughter to Ben and Lillian (Kinnison) Bondell. She was the first child of three to be born to the Bondell family. Nellie grew up north of Baker on the Bondell Angus Ranch. She was a classmate of the Baker High School class of 1980. She enjoyed showing cattle and horses in 4-H at the Fallon and Carter County Fairs. She was a talented artist and enjoyed leather crafts, gardening and music.
Nellie was a very adventurous young woman, full of life and vigor. One of her favorite horses was named Pride. Nellie and Pride had quite the adventures … one of those adventures of Pride and Nellie included the red wagon. Nellie hooked Pride up to the wagon and got him going, fortunately before she got into the wagon, as the wagon took flight as Pride took off. Nellie was a thinker, coming up with ways to get little sister up on the horse with her. There was a table that first she had to boost little sister up onto, then get the horse parked just right, climb the table, and boost little sister before the horse moved. As Nellie got her brother and sister more proficient at riding, the new game was playing Cowboys and Indians on horseback with Frank and Sheila. She enjoyed haying and was very proud of how many bales she could stack and her strength.
In 1982, she went on a road trip with her sister Sheila from Montana to North Carolina. They had a little dispute about going through Kentucky or to Memphis. Sheila had them heading for Memphis until Nellie saw the sign. Sheila lost out, as usual, although they did stop in Knoxville, Tennessee to see the World’s Fair.
Nellie married Adrian Goroski Dec. 30, 1983 in Baker. Born to this union was a daughter, Chrissy, in 1987. Following their marriage, Nellie and Adrian made their home north of Baker. In May of 1982, Nellie was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Throughout her life she has encountered many health problems associated with the disease, but still was able to enjoy her love for her family and animals.
Nellie is survived by her daughter, Chrissy (Bruce) Dietz of Baker; two grandchildren, Arian and Grace Goroski, of Baker; her husband, Adrian Goroski, of Baker; her parents, Eldon “Ben” and Lillian Bondell of Gladstone, N.D.; her brother, Frank (LaNita) Bondell of Baker, and their children Shanda Bondell, Robert (Heather) Bondell, and Shad Bondell; her sister, Sheila Bondell, of Baker, and her children, Lacy (Tim Perkins) and their three children, Lukas, Trenton, and Shayla, and Kandace (Owen Seibert) and their daughter Harper.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Robert and Dinah Bondell; and her maternal grandparents, Daniel and Nellie Kinnison.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the care of Stevenson Funeral Home of Baker.