|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1957|
Lewis and Clark County
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 2007|
Stacie Ann DeWolf was tragically killed on April 19, 2007, a beautiful spring evening, while riding her bike home from visiting friends. Having recently celebrated her 50th birthday, Stacie was planning many adventures with family and friends.
Stacie was born March 14, 1957, the sixth of eight children to William (Bill) and Betty Mae DeWolf of Helena. In addition to her parents, she is survived by four brothers and two sisters. They are David (Jane) of Atlanta; Denise Martin (Dennis) of Billings; Dawn of Eugene Ore.: Dan of Chicago; William "Biff' (Marianne) of Butte and Toby of Helena. Stacie deeply loved her immediate family, her nine nieces and nephews and her favorite hiking and travel companion Diane Haddon of Missoula. She was preceded in death by her oldest brother, Daniel in 1968.
Stacie graduated from the first graduating class of Capital High School in 1975. She was one of the first women to fight fires in Montana for the Forest Service. After graduating from the University of Montana in Forestry, Stacie continued an interesting and productive career with the Forest Service. She was the Regional Timber Sale Information Specialist for the Northern Region of the Forest Service, and as so, Stacie was a leader and expert in her field at both the Regional and National level. She was often called upon to develop innovative and efficient methods for national level processes in developing and tracking timber sales.
Stacie was also a gifted healer. For the past twelve years, she passionately embraced massage therapy and Body Talk, becoming licensed in both. With these talents she provided peace and healing to many. This diverse combination of skills and interests reflects the complexity and passions of Stacie.
Stacie loved both the wilderness and humanity. The mountains and rivers always drew her to them. She loved to hike, fish, cross country ski, kayak and mountain bike with her friends and sister Dawn. In recent years, she explored new areas of Glacier Park, the Beartooth Mountains, and the National Parks of Southwest Utah. Stacie's love of the wilderness inspired her photography. She returned every year to one of her most favorite and spiritual places by a waterfall. Many of Stacie's closest friends were treated to sharing this place with her.
Stacie's creativity was expressed both in work and leisure. While she enjoyed learning to play the guitar, she claimed her best musical talent was playing the stereo. Many received the beauty of necklaces and earrings she made. Stacie's home was a warm and comforting sanctuary, her garden was a joy to her and others. Her signature style was her combination of denim, fleece, and velvet. Stacie was a giver of many warm smiles and hugs.
Stacie's greatest treasure was her eclectic circle of friends. She rarely traveled without seeing people she knew or quickly making new friends anywhere she went. Stacie shared her heart and home with her beloved cat companion, Decon.
A celebration of Stacie's life will be held at Heritage Hall at Fort Missoula, 30 Fort Missoula Road, (Across from Officer's Row) at 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26. The family welcomes friends to a memorial Mass on Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. at The St Helena Cathedral in Helena, a reception will follow at Brondel Center at the Cathedral.
Donations in Stacie's memory can be made to Sustainable Obtainable Solutions (www.SO-Solutions .org), P.O. Box 1424, Helena, MT. 59624 or to a charity of your choice.
Express condolences at http://www.legacy.com/HelenaIR/.
Published in the Helena Independent Record on 4/24/2007.
Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Apr 24, 2007
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