Stella Marie Marshall
Stella Marshall, a long-time resident of Powell Butte, passed away Thursday, Jan. 25 in Redmond at the age of 79.
From her birth in Freshwater, Newfoundland, Canada on Aug. 2, 1938, until her death, she entertained people with her sassy personality. She was the second oldest of seven siblings born to her parents, Thomas and Agnes (Cochran) Hunt. Stella and her siblings grew up and attended Catholic school in Canada.
After finishing school, it was a common occurrence for Stella, her sisters and other women in the area to ride the bus to a town near the Argentia Naval Air Station on the weekends to mingle. That is where Stella met her husband, Lloyd Earl Marshall. After a short courtship, they were married in 1958 and welcomed daughter, Judy, in 1959.
Lloyd was transferred to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor, Washington, where they lived for several years before relocating to Central Oregon to raise their family. They had two more children, Thomas in 1964 and Daniel in 1970.
Stella spent most of her life being a homemaker but also held a few odd jobs as a motel housekeeper, a caregiver to the elderly, and a laborer in the potato fields where she met several women who continued to be her friends for many years.
She and Lloyd were members of the Powell Butte Grange, Redmond VFW Club, Redmond Moose Lodge and American Legion and enjoyed spending time with their extended family, playing cards and socializing. She was part of the PTA at the Powell Butte School and was a fixture at the annual chili feed fundraiser. Stella loved quilting, Western movies, collecting frog figurines, good food and having company.
Stella is survived by her children, Judy (John) Shinn, Thomas (Dena) Marshall and Daniel Marshall; sister, Rose Raines; sister-in-law, Evelyn Marshall; brothers-in laws, Ted and Carl Marshall; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, three sisters, her husband and one infant granddaughter.
Autumn Funerals of Redmond has been entrusted with arrangements.