Saturday, April 11, 1998, Lewiston Morning Tribune
Kathleen A. Stellyes, 51, formerly of Lewiston
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Kathleen Anita Stellyes, a Lewiston High School graduate and former resident, died of cardiac arrest brought on by asthma Feb. 11 at Del-Web Hospital here. She was 51.
She was born June 14, 1946, to Richard and Lucille Mullen at Spokane. She lived with her family at Garfield for a short time, after which they moved to Lewiston. She graduated from Lewiston High School. She worked at J.J. Newberry's and Hill's Flower Shop, both at Lewiston.
She married Delmer Stellyes Jan. 25, 1968, in Lewiston. They lived at Port Roberts, Wash., for several years, then returned to Lewiston. In 1986 they moved to Glendale, Ariz., and she worked at the Wigwam Resort in Phoenix. They moved in 1988 to Chaparral Rancheros, near Wittmann, Ariz. She was a member of the Glendale Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Survivors include her husband, a son, Jody Stellyes, and a daughter, Mindy Stellyes, all of the family home; and two sisters, Pam Howerton of Chaparral Rancheros and Edie Matoske of Lewiston. Her funeral was Feb. 17 at the Glendale Seventh-day Adventist Church.
30 Year Reunion 1994Spouse's Name: Del
Current residence: Wittman AZ
Occupation: Massage therapist for ladies health club.
Spouse's Occupation: Transportation supervisor.
Family: Jody 21; Melinda 15
Number of grandchildren: 1
Places lived in the last 10 years: Lewiston, Glendale and Wittman AZ
Hobbies and other interests: Crafts (all kinds); plants, new health info, and people.
Plans or goals for the next 10 years: Keeping my sense of humor, staying positive and certainly not getting any older!
Major highlights of the last 10 years: 4 years ago our son met with an accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. It changed our lives in every way. We have come a long way since then and have learned a lot. Perhaps the most important is not taking anything for granted and the fact that with anything negative there is always something positive. You just have to look for it. The good news is Jodi is married and has a 2 month old son (which is extremely rare for a quad).
20 Year Reunion 1984Spouse's Name: Del
Current residence: Lewiston ID
Spouse's Occupation: Self employed/construction
Family: Jody 11; Mindy 5.
After graduation, the summer was spent working on a ranch with various duties of cooking, cleaning and caring for 5 children. JJ Newberrys Co was my next employer and after several years there moved next door to work for Hill's Flowers. Was married in 1968 and moved to the coast a year later. FINALLY, through adoption, became an 'instant mother' in 1972. In 1975 we worked in the Jungles of Costa Rica building a Mission and a school, returning a year later. Had a daughter, 'factory made' in 1979. I enjoy children, crafts and gardening.