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 LaPrele <I>Thacker</I> Stoker

LaPrele Thacker Stoker

Charleston, Wasatch County, Utah, USA
Death 4 Nov 2003 (aged 96)
Clearfield, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Clearfield, Davis County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 26777802 · View Source
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Mrs. LaPrele Stoker

Clearfield - Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, LaPrele Thacker Stoker, age 96, slipped peacefully away on Tuesday, November 4, 2003, in Clearfield, Utah.

LaPrele was born December 1, 1906 in Charleston, Utah to Charles David Thacker and Alice Jane Wagstaff Thacker.

She was raised and educated in Charleston and Heber City, Utah and later graduated from Brigham Young Academy with a certificate of Education. She taught school in Heber City and Clearfield, Utah where she met Clarence John Stoker. On May 29, 1933, they were married in the Salt Lake Temple and lived on a farm.

Mother loved music and played piano in a dance band while attending high school to help the family. She also played background music for silent movies at the local theatre. Later she learned to play the organ. In her late 80's and early 90's she gave private lessons to grandchildren and neighbor children.

Mother was active in the Garden and Literary Clubs of early Clearfield and later the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She was active in the LDS Church and held many positions of responsibility.

When she retired from teaching she took sewing lessons and learned to make pajamas, coats, and other clothing for her many grandchildren. She also made dresses, suits, pants and blouses for herself.

After Clarence retired from Clearfield as City Manager, they fulfilled a mission to the Mesa Arizona Temple Mission and served at the visitors center. After their release they spent the next 14 winters in Arizona until health forced them to stop.

Her greatest love was her husband Clarence and her greatest joy was her childen and grandchildren, setting an example for them to emulate in all she did. Not having daughters of her own she welcomed each daughter-in-law as they came into her life.

Mother was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one grandson and one great-granddaughter.

Surviving are her three sons: Glen David (Betty), Fairfax, Virginia; Duane Clarence (Carolyn), Clearfield, Utah; Don Stahle (Jocelyn), Mesa, Arizona; 15 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren, four sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 10, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Clearfield Stake Center, 935 South State Street with Bishop R. Stephen Gross officiating.

Thank you Lynn W. Johnson for this obitauary.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 26777802
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LaPrele Thacker Stoker (1 Dec 1906–4 Nov 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26777802, citing Clearfield City Cemetery, Clearfield, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Rhonda (contributor 46869790) .