Tuesday, January 27, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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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.

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