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Obituary: Stallard, Idabelle G.

Age 87

STALLARD, Idabelle G. (Age 87) Idabelle was born on Halloween night, in 1926, to Audrey and Ralph Miller in Great Falls, Montana. She went to be with the Lord on December 18, 2013. Immediately upon graduat- ing from high school she moved to Bozeman and began her nurses training with the Cadet Nursing Corps. Upon completion of her BS in Nursing she moved to Spokane, WA., and taught Medical and Surgical Nursing and Nursing Arts at Deaconess Hospital. During this time she joined a youth group at Central Methodist Church where she met the love of her life, Lee G. Stallard. They were wed in 1952, in Great Falls, by Isabelle’s uncle. She and Lee moved to the Otis Orchard area where they raised two children, Robert and Martha. In 1979, after 23 years of being a stay at home mom, Idabelle went back to school and reinstated her nursing degree. She then worked for a local nursing home until retiring in 1986. Mom was always active in her church. She and Lee were able to visit their son, Robert and family, in Switzerland. Mom visited many places in Europe, her favorite being Austria, where she was able to see where her favorite movie, The Sound of Music, was filmed. In later years mom enjoyed sitting on her back porch watching the river flow and the various wildlife that would visit. Mom enjoyed being around her grandchildren and going on annual birthday luncheons with close friends. Mom was especially proud to meet her great grandson. Mom’s love of all things Halloween has been passed down to her grandchildren. Mom will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Idabelle is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Lee, Spokane Valley; son, Robert (Christine) Stallad, Switzerland; daughter, Martha Hill, Newman Lake. Four grandchildren, Timothy and Noemi Stallard, Switzerland; Seneca (Tiffany) Hill and Quentin Hill, Spokane Valley. One great grandchild, Grayson Lee Hill. As well as her cat, C.C.; plus numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Elenor Fulgham. The family would like to thank the staff of Sullivan Park Care Center for their care and compassion. Memorial contributions may be made to Spokane Valley Meals on Wheels, Spokane Humane Society or the charity of your choice. Please visit Idabelle’s online memorial and leave a message of condolence at A memorial service for Idabelle will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to: