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Stella Mae Stroebel

January 3rd, 1948 - May 5th, 2020

Stella Mae Stroebel passed away on May 5, 2020 at her home in Kuna, Idaho. She was born on January 3, 1948 to Raymond Edward Langley and Mildred Eva (Smith) Langley, and was the oldest of two children. Stella grew up on the family farm West of Meridian, Idaho on the corner of Cherry Lane and McDermott Rd. The family owned the farm for about 100 years and this is where she developed her love for 4-H, agriculture and the country life. She attended Roosevelt Elementary School on Black Cat Rd and later graduated from Meridian High School in 1966. After high school, she attended Boise Junior College. One of her earliest jobs after college was at Birdseye Frozen Vegetables in Nampa, Idaho. Stella made her “career” working with the Boise School District as a Title 1 Tutor for reading. After working there for more than 20 years, she retired in 2003. In 1970, Stella married Ben McNealy and became an instant step-mother to his 4 children; Debbie, Lori, Brian, and Brent. Stella and Ben later adopted two more children, Grady and Chris, in 1974. In 1996, Stella became a widow. In 1999, Stella was reconnected with Vern Stroebel. They had actually dated for a year and a half while she was in high school (1964-65). They dated for about 7 months before getting married on June 24th, 2000. Again, Stella instantly gained 4 more step-children; Katrina, Kevin, Kurtis, and Kasara. Vern and Stella were able to enjoy early retirement together which allowed them to quickly build life-long memories. They enjoyed traveling, camping and Nascar races to name a few. A large part of their life together revolved around the love and passion for their many grandchildren and great grandchildren. In 2005, they purchased a motorhome, which allowed many new opportunities for memories with family. The first trip involved several of the grandchildren on a trip to the Lagoon amusement park near Salt Lake City, Utah and many trips around the country and to the Washington coast for family fishing trips. In 2009, Stella and Vern acquired a cabin in Pine, Idaho near Anderson Ranch Reservoir. The cabin allowed them to host many family and friends gathering for fishing, barbecues, and ATV adventures. Stella was avidly involved with church her whole life. She grew up in the Meridian Methodist Church. She also enjoyed attending Whitney Baptist Church and Greenhurst Bible Church. After marrying Vern, they made Kuna First Baptist Church their home. She loved serving in many ways, including AWANA’s, Vacation Bible School, volunteering in the church office, and being active on the social committee. Stella was always eager to share her passionate love for Christ which could be seen in the way she cared for others in all her actions. Stella was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Vern Stroebel and her brother, Dean. She is also survived by her 10 children, 33 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren. Stella left a legacy throughout the Boise Valley through her zeal for agriculture and a very strong passion for serving God. She would tell you that nothing in her life happened by accident, and that God orchestrated each and every piece to create the masterpiece that was her life.

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Holly Freed

🕊️ We got to know Stella and Vern over the past few years as they shared Thanksgiving with Mykayla and our son Dustin. Family is so important, as such, my parent's(Dustin's grandparents) also had the opportunity to meet and get to know her. Her love of family and the Lord was evident and our family grew to love her. She will be missed. Stephen and Holly Freed Wesley and Laura Howell

Published March 30th, 2024
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Marilyn Skinner

Hello Vern, I am hoping you remember me from years ago, this Marilyn White. I just heard about Stella's passing yesterday. I am so sorry for you and your families loss. After high school Stella and I kind of lost touch but I still considered her a good friend. I still have good memories of our double dates to the drive-in movies, barbecues and the go kart track. I have no idea where Milt is now we lost touch. I hope in your time of loss you have lots of good memories also and sounds like you have a large family to keep making more. Take care Marilyn

Published March 30th, 2024
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Paul & Sheila Hudson

Vern, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember meeting Stella years ago. She told me how that you had reached out to her, over the loss of her mother. She was so excited about you guys getting together, after all those years after High School. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. Paul & Sheila Hudson

Published March 30th, 2024
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Kristin Martinez

❤️ Stella was one of the most generous people I knew. She was always giving of her time and talents. I especially appreciated her talents in the kitchen, she was an amazing cook and taught me so much. It was a privilege to be her niece. My condolences to all who love her are missing her right now.

Published March 30th, 2024
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Carolyn Langley

Stella was a dear aunt who never forgot to send a birthday card! She was intentional to meet with me over lunch or coffee and I cherish the time I had with her. I know she gave so much to her church, community, and family because of her love for the Lord. She was never shy to let others know of her hope in God. I'm grateful for her example and love in my life. Even though I know I'll see her again, she will be missed deeply here! ~ Carolyn Langley

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