Sunday, December 21, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Joan Helene Hoffman Stille

Stille, Joan

March 7, 1933 – July 12, 2013

Joan Hoffman Stille was an elegant and gracious woman who dearly loved her large family, friends and fun. Joan was born in Baltimore County, Maryland, on March 7, 1933, to the late John and Helen Hoffman. Following a whirlwind romance with her lifelong love, Eugene Stille of Woodland, they were married on June 14, 1952.

Gene and Joan spent the first few years of their marriage at the Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. It was in Mississippi that Joan developed a deep love for music. After settling in Woodland in 1954, Joan worked side by side with Gene, third-generation owner of Nugget Markets, as the company’s payroll clerk and spent many years as a homemaker and mother of four.

During her 60 years in Woodland, Joan was active in many civic and social activities, including Beta Sigma Phi, Mr. and Mrs. Dance Club, Puss ‘n’ Boots Charity and many PTAs. She belonged to several card groups and thoroughly enjoyed the company of her many friends. While raising their children, Joan loved barbecuing and waterskiing on the river with her family and friends. Joan was a diehard fan of the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles, and she loved the theater.

Joan’s greatest love was for Gene and their family. She was a proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother — four children, 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Her spirited character and good sense of humor always made for good times. Joan was encouraging and supportive of her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Gene; her sons and daughters-in-law, Gene Noel and Kelly, Greg and Susy, Eric and Katie; and daughter and son-in-law, Anne Bethé and Mark Engstrom.

At 80 years of age, Joan passed away peacefully on July 12, 2013, surrounded by her loved ones. She will be missed and remembered by all those whom she touched. Donations in Joan’s name may be to the Woodland Healthcare Foundation, 1325 Cottonwood St., Woodland, CA 95695 or Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617; or a charity of the donor’s choice.

A celebration of Joan’s life for friends of the family will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 22, at the home of Eric and Katie Stille in North Davis Meadows. For directions, please email stillegj@gmail.com.

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Brinley Plaque honors environmental stalwart

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    What’s new at UCD? Construction projects abound

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    No-nonsense Musser voted Citizen of the Year

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Sharing a meal, and so much more

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Downtown crash results in DUI arrest

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

    March trial date set in Davis molest case

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

     
    North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    AP sources: Cops’ killer angry over Garner death

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Raul Castro: Don’t expect detente to change Cuban system

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Police seek help in finding runaway twin girls

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

    Pedal around Davis on weekly bike ride

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Supplies collected for victims of abuse

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Donors, volunteers honored on Philanthropy Day

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Enterprise plans Christmas, New Year’s holiday hours

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
     
    Luminaria display planned in West Davis

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Soup’s On will benefit NAMI-Yolo

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Surprise honor is really nice, dude

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

     
    Konditorei presents free holiday concert

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

    .

    Forum

    It’s not a pretty picture

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B4

     
    Google me this: Should I hit that button?

    By Marion Franck | From Page: B4

     
    E-cigs surpass regular cigarettes among teens

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

    Too late to pick a fight

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    All police need to humanize

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    Are we only a fair-weather bike city?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Join us in making our world more just

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

    The electronic equivalent of war

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

     
    The Green House effect: Homes where the elderly thrive

    By New York Times News Service | From Page: A11

    .

    Sports

    UCD women look to improve, despite game at No. 7 Stanford

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Second-half run spurs Aggie men to 8-1

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    Stenz shines as DHS girls take a tournament title

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Aggie Manzanares not quite finished carrying the rock

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    49ers fall to San Diego in overtime

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B10

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    .

    Business

    Marrone Bio expands its product reach in Latin America

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Sierra Northern Railway names CEO

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Sink your teeth into Vampire Penguin

    By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A4 | Gallery

     
    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Sunday, December 21, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B8