Jolene was born May 23, 1933, in Long Beach, Calif., to Jody Ruland Cook and Wilmerth May (Adair) Cook. She lived and attended school in Albion, Idaho, until the age of 13, when they moved to Mountain Home, "although her heart never left Albion," her family said.
Jolene graduated from Mountain Home High School and resided in Mountain Home for more than 30 years.
After high school she attended Link's School of Business in Boise, and from there, went on to a long career with the Civil Service. After retirement, she continued to work for the State of Idaho until July 2004.
Jolene is survived by: three children, Andrea Goin of Central Point, Ore., Ann O'Hare Arnow of Los Angeles, Calif., and Nick O'Hare of Nampa; a sister, Carol Glore of Knoxville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and four great-grand children.
She was preceded in death by her oldest son, Steven D. O'Hare of Boise, and a brother, Frank Nielsen of Salt Lake City, Utah.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Jolene's name to New I.C.U. at Saint Alphonsus, care of Saint Alphonsus Foundation, 1055 N. Curtis Road. Boise, Idaho 83706.