Viola Frances Stahl of Arvada, formerly of Paonia, died Friday, April 27, 2012. She was 96.
Mrs. Stahl was born March 27, 1916, in Grand Junction, to James and Essie (McDonald) Holt. She graduated from Fruita High School in 1935 and attended Shield
of Faith Bible Institute in Fort Worth, Texas, for one year.
She married Gerald Stahl on Nov. 8, 1936. They owned and operated Stahl Orchards for many years. She moved to Denver in 1990 to live with her daughters before moving to Springwood Retirement Community in Arvada in 1995.
Mrs. Stahl enjoyed oil painting, ceramics and various arts and crafts.
She is survived by her children, Vern and his wife Deloris of Aurora, Arvin and his wife Linda of Paonia and Grand Junction, Carol of Westminster, Larry and his wife Renee of Grand Junction, Betty and Tim Ingels of Westminster, and David and his wife Debra of Centennial; eight grandchildren, Russell, Trenton, Mark, Matthew, Megan, Aaron, Brianna and Robyn; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Faye Holt of Lynwood, Wash., and Joan Holt of Weslaco, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Stahl was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Stahl, on April 30, 1984; a son, Jackie; six brothers; and four sisters.
A memorial service will be conducted by Reverend Phil Neely on Wednesday, May 9, at 10 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Internment will follow at Mesa View Cemetery. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice or Ravens, Inc., P.O. Box 991, Salida, CO 81201, which is a missions outreach to Mexico, directed by Reverend Phil Neely.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus