Stephanie Wisdom, a longtime Chino resident and former nurse who courageously battled serious health issues for more than half of her life, died on Jan. 26. She was 44.
Stephanie was born on Sept. 30, 1974, in Anaheim. Her family moved to Chino when she was 3.
She graduated from Chino High School in 1992 and then enrolled in Azusa Pacific University’s nursing program. After graduating from APU, she became a registered nurse at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
While she was in college, Stephanie developed a series of health issues that grew to include lupus, kidney failure, and finally nephrogenic systemic fibrosis – a rare and incurable disease that left Stephanie permanently disabled and forced to use a wheelchair.
Despite her health issues, Stephanie loved God, her church, and children. She worked in the church nursery for more than 20 years and missed being able to get on the floor to play with the children.
Stephanie is survived by her parents, Charles and Brenda; her older sister Julie, brother-in-law, Dan Lee, niece Abigail; and younger brother Jeff and sister-in-law Alison.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at Valley Christian Church, 12410 Norton Ave., Chino.
In lieu of flowers, the Wisdom family asks that donations be made in Stephanie’s memory to Azusa Pacific University, Loma Linda University Medical Center, or the Valley Christian Church nursery.