June 29th, 1970 - Dec. 18th, 2016 Gina Marie McLaughlin left this world on December 18th, 2016 at the young age of 46. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, cherished daughter, amazing sister and a fierce friend. Gina was born on June 29th, 1970 in Stockton, California. She was a graduate of Lincoln High and went on to continue her education at Delta College. She never did overcome her hatred of math. Her outgoing personality and her physical determination would carry her through 15 years as a driver with UPS. She may have wrecked every car she had in high school but she sure could drive those trucks! Gina's love for her two sons was immeasurable. Jace's sweet and sensitive side filled her heart while Alec's energy and playfulness always made her smile. They were the light of her life and she felt they were her greatest achievement. Gina adored her husband. Friends in high school, they would be reunited years later, fall in love in Maui, and go on to create a wonderful loving family. Becoming the Bonus mom of three girls was not the easiest task, but with the advice from others and her determination, their relationship grew and thrived, providing them with loving advice, open arms and ears when they were in need. She was a remarkable being and there is no way to know just how many lives were touched by her friendship. You could always count on her support, love, and straight forward, no holds barred advice. Her love of the outdoors would take her from paddling with an outrigger team in Hawaii, hiking the trails around the family cabin, to skiing with her boys at Bear Mountain. She was passionate about all animals, especially the misfits as they always held a place in her heart and her home. No dog was too ugly, too old, or too disabled for her. Gina was one of a kind and will be dearly missed by all that were lucky enough to know her. Please honor her by adopting an ugly dog at some point in your life. Gina is survived by her husband David McLaughlin, her sons Jace and Alec McLaughlin, bonus daughters Zoe Ocean, Violet and Autumn McLaughlin, brother John C Burnett, mother Sue Burnett and father John Gilbert Burnett. Service for Gina will be held on January 14, 2017 at 11:00 am at Colonial Rose Chapel & Cremation, 520 N Sutter Street, Stockton, CA 95202. A reception will follow immediately after the service on January 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm, SPOA Union Hall, 217 Fyffe St., Stockton, CA 95203. In place of sending flowers to the service, please make a donation in Gina's name to Animal Protection League, www.apl209.org , (209) 956-3647.
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