Jordan- Stella, 95,
died peacefully June 30 at her home.
She was born Stella Lulay on June 24, 1924 near
married Leonard Neal, her husband of 72 years, on January 5,
1946 at St. Boniface in Sublimity.
Stella loved gardening, cooking, canning, and music.
She was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish,
where she was the longtime organist and music director,
founder of the childrenís choir, religious education
director, head of the Altar Society, and served at the Jordan
She loved to travel,
both during her husbandís 16-year baseball career and her
multiple trips to Europe and throughout the United States.
She was tireless in the service of others, especially
but not exclusively her beloved family.
She is survived by
her brother Clement of Jordan, children Jim (Kathy) of
Terrebonne, Linda (Jerry) Duman of Jordan, Bob (Jill) of Black
Butte, and Dan (Mary) of Milwaukie in addition to 15
grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
Stella was preceded in death by her parents William and
Marie Lulay, husband Len, brothers Don and Billy, sisters Ruth
GrosJacques, Margaret Berning, and Joanne Kintz Kowitz, and
Recitation of the
Rosary will be on Friday, July 5th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. and
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday
July 6th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., both at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Jordan.
Interment will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers, contributions may be made to Regis High School.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.