Norma Lee Stotler

Norma Lee Stotler, 88, of Salida died Nov. 19, 2019.

She was born Feb. 8, 1931, in Long Beach, California, to Wesly and Selma Hand.

She moved with her parents to Salida when she was 15 years old.

She met Lynn Stotler at the Salida Elks Lodge in January 1949, and they were married soon after.

During their marriage, she gave birth to four boys, Michael, Daniel, Donald and Jimmy Stotler.

Her family said she was very proud that she continued to raise her family, even after her boys left home, by helping with her grandchildren daily.

Prior to retirement, Mrs. Stotler worked for several local companies, including Crews-Beggs Mercantile, Lallier Pharmacy and First National Bank.

Her family said Mrs. Stotler will be remembered as one of the most gentle, kind and giving souls. She was quick to laugh at jokes, loved family gatherings and always kept in touch with her sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Connie (Hand) Ortel; son Donald Stotler; granddaughters Mandy Stotler and Maria Stotler; and great-grandchildren Marissa and Mason.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years; sons Michael (Brenda) Stotler, Daniel (Patty) Stotler and Jimmy (Donna) Stotler; six grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Per Mrs. Stotler’s request, no funeral services will be held, but a celebration of her life will be announced by the family.

Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in Salida.

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