Tuesday, September 2, 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

.

News

Planning begins for Davis Neighbors’ Night Out

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1

 
Davis is not immune: Are you ready for a big quake?

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
6 militants killed in U.S. strike in Somalia

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
San Francisco is first to test urban farming law

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Sword-attack suspect awaiting trial in Davis

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

Tickets still available for DHS Hall of Fame dinner

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Cuddle up at Project Linus’ meeting

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Public opinion sought about Nishi Gateway

By Lily Holmes | From Page: A3

 
International folk dancing offered Sundays

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Got bikes? Donate ‘em!

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Rose garden bricks to be dedicated Saturday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

It’s About Time plays Davis Farmers Market’s Picnic in the Park

By Anthony Siino | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Learn about RNA at Science Café

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Google Glass will be discussed, demonstrated

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Register year-round at Davis Chinese School

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

 
.

Forum

Tesla has state walking a tightrope

By Tom Elias | From Page: A4

 
Special-needs passengers ignored

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A4

A cure for Davis’ problems

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A4

 
A good use for the MRAP

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A4

Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A4

 
Have the facts before you judge

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Marriage vs. male instinct

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
.

Sports

Fruits of their Labor Day

By Sue Cockrell | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
DHS boys looking to replicate a big cross country performance

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Life without MacDonald starts Friday for DHS

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Clark recalls his hole-in-one — the first at Davis Golf Course

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
UCD roundup: Aggies edge Quinnipiac in overtime

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

Baseball roundup: Aces end River Cats’ season

By Staff and wire reports | From Page: B3

 
Sports briefs: Hot Shots basketball tryouts coming up

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

Junior Blue Devils strong in home debut, winning 3 on the field

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8 | Gallery

 
.

Features

.

Arts

.

Business

.

Obituaries

Elaine Dracia Greenberg

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

 
.

Comics

Comics: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 (set 1)

By Creator | From Page: B5

 
Comics: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 (set 2)

By Creator | From Page: B7