June 24, 1926 – May 20, 2020
Stella Mae Thrall was born in Gainsville, Georgia to Garney and Dora Winkler.
Stella passed away at the age of 93 at Capital Hospital in Olympia, WA, with her daughter Eleanor and son-in-law Bill Long by her side.
At the age of 87, in 2013, Stella moved to Shelton, WA, to live with Bill and Eleanor. She enjoyed the visits from her grandchildren and the backyard barbecues and being close to family.
Stella’s sewing was her passion. She was a seamstress to many Forks residents. She could sew anything from making wedding dresses to aprons to mending high water riggin’ pants. If she wasn’t sewing she would usually have a ball of yarn in her lap creating the next pair of crazy colored slippers.
Stella was also an avid bowler for 27 years; a member of the 600 Bowling Club and employed at Sunset Lanes for several years. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for 50 years.
Stella was preceded in death by her parents Garland and Dora Winkler, husband Frank Wyatt, daughter Shirley Maxfield, and husband George Thrall.
She is survived by her children Eleanor (Bill) Long, Bonnie (Scott) Mitson, Frank Wyatt Jr., Connie (Dave) Fowler, Shelba (Rux) Smith, and Dave Cassell; 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.