Stella Mae Powell, 76, of Baker City, died Dec. 9, 2005, at her home with her son and daughter-in-law.
At her request, there will be no service. Her son and daughter-in-law will take her remains to the coast.
Stella had a long battle with emphysema. She moved to Baker City to be near her son. Stella loved her dogs like her own children.
Stella was born in Wisconsin on June 16, 1929, to Gilbert and Elizabeth Powell. She married Emil Puch in 1946. She had three children: Antonette, Betty and Alan. The marriage ended in divorce in 1973.
She was a longtime employee of the Motorola Corp. at Phoenix, Ariz., working as a supervisor and foreman. She had many friends there and continued those relationships after retirement.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Annie and Murphy Johnson of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Dawn and Dennis Foster of Honaunau, Hawaii; her son and daughter-in-law, Al and Carol Free of Baker City; and son-in-law, Fritz Aspey of Flagstaff, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her good friend, Flora Stroud; and a grandson, Tyler Aspey of Flagstaff, Ariz.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 16, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor