Jolene A. (James) Sohlden

CHASSELL – Jolene A. (James) Sohlden, 51, a resident of Chassell, suddenly passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014.

She was born on October 18, 1962, in Winchendon, Mass., a daughter of Doris (Johnson) Suomi and the late John “Riku” Suomi. Jolene was raised in Ashby, Mass., and graduated from Lake Worth High School in Lake Worth, Fla.

On March 10, 1984, she was united in marriage to James Sohlden. The couple resided in Lake Worth, Fla., New Hampshire and for the past 19 years have made their home in Chassell.

Locally, Mrs. Sohlden was employed with Somero Enterprises, Strandwood Molding, Moyle Contracting and currently was employed with Anderson Welding and Manufacturing. Jolene enjoyed cooking and singing and was a member of Sweet Adeline at one time. She also enjoyed helping with the Chassell VFW fishing derby each year.

Preceding her in death were her father; her grandparents; and her father-in-law, Kenneth Sohlden.

Surviving are her husband, James Sohlden; her mother, Doris Suomi; her sisters, Virginia (Paul) Anderson, Verna (Robert) Maki, Marilyn Suomi, Leona York, Teresa (Gary) Palosaari, Doreen Suomi, Grace Hannu, Andrea (Peter) Lappi and Loralee Martin; her brothers, Rodney Suomi and Randy (Lona) Suomi; her mother-in-law, Margaret (Marvin) Allen; her brother-in-law, Michael Sohlden; her sister-in-law, Mary Pearson; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Funeral services for Jolene will be held 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014 in the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Chassell with Pastor Steven Wilson to officiate.

Friends may call on Sunday, March 30, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Chassell and on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Chassell.

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The Memorial Chapel and Plowe Funeral Homes have been assisting the family with the arrangements.