Mother’s married twice. How do we list her name?

4 years, 4 months ago

1st husband died in 2002 after 60+ years of marriage. Re-married 9 years now. How do we list her name in an obituary? eg. Jane Doe (nee Smith).

Jennifer Lane
4 years, 4 months ago

If your mother took her 2nd husband’s name, then I would list her with that name. As part of her life story that you may incorporate into her obituary, you can talk about her 60+ year marriage and how he preceded her in death. “She was married for 60 years to John Smith…”

Using “nee” is commonly for stating the maiden name before marriage, but I think you could state it that way since she was married for a such a very long time and that may be the name by which most people knew her.

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