Obituary: Shirley Alberta Stangle (Stone)
September 22, 2013
Oct. 25, 1936 – Sep. 11, 2013
Shirley Stangle passed away peacefully on the morning of September 11, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was 76 years old.
At age 15 she met and eloped with Robert D. Stangle, who preceded her in death (1982). Together they had four children. She found love a second time with E. Martin Stone who also preceded her in death (2009).
Shirley was a woman who liked simplicity. She was always helping those less fortunate taking them to the store for food and checking in with them daily. She had an interest in politics and served on local town councils. In fact, she still had her National Federation of Republican Woman membership card from 1964.
Her special talent was with the needle and thread. When a pattern was not available she would make one out of newspaper. Shirley was a 4-H Leader who taught sewing and baking.
She also loved being outdoors. We remember as children, camping as a family, she would make the best one-skillet breakfast with all the fixings. She was an excellent cook and could turn any kind of food into a 'gourmet' meal.
Her favorite place to be was outdoors working in her garden, tending flowers or just watching wild deer crossing a meadow. She loved to explore the State of Nevada, ghost towns, and the mountains around Gardnerville. She loved small towns, genuine people, and books by Louis L'Amour.
Although born in Nebraska, she was raised in Crescent City, CA and could filet a fish with the best of them. She loved all seafood.
She is survived by her children: Tim (Judi), R. Don (Candi), Julie (Richard), and Kevin; her half-sister, Debbie Hester (John); half-brothers, Mike (Ruth) and Ron Carson, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A private burial was held on September 14th at Mottsville Cemetery in Gardnerville presided over by the Reverend Pete Nelson.