Earl Lee Stapp, 69, stepped into the arms of his Savior on Thursday, Jan. 5, after a short illness.
Earl was born the youngest of four to Mary and Opless Stapp in Tolleson, Arizona, on March 10, 1942, while the family was moving to CA. He grew up in Hughson and attended local schools.
Earl spent much of his life outdoors, driving fork lifts, building homes, and working for the Turlock Irrigation District. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spent many happy hours riding horses, steer roping, and camping in the mountains. He was a committed Christian and attended Monte Vista Chapel. He cherished his famiy and many friends, and enjoyed wood working and the CA SIRS.
Earl is survived by his children Paige Stapp, Lynee and husband Mario Travalini, Becky and husband Mike Murrow, and Keith Stapp, as well as his brother John Stapp. Grand children include Trevor Rico, Tristen Travalini, Sonja and Kaleb Hedstrom, and Ian Stapp. He was preceeded in death by his wife Marilyn, his parents Mary and Opless Stapp, and siblings Clell Passmore and Virginia Denman.
Memorial services will include private burial at Turlock Cemetery followed by a public memorial service at Monte Vista Chapel, 1619 E Monte Vista Ave., Turlock, CA. at 2:00 pm on Tuesday January 10. Memorials can be sent to United Samaritans in Hughson, Ca.
Please share your memories and condolences at www.turlockmemorialpark.com
Saturday, January 7, 2012