Neola Stockhoff

Union, 1924-2017

Neola Maxine Stockhoff, 93, of Union, died Oct. 2, 2017, at her home.

Maxine was born April 7, 1924, at Amity, the only child of George D. and Olive A. (Bockes) Wood. She attended Amity Grade School and graduated in 1942 from McMinnville High School.

She married her high school sweetheart, Gene Gaylord Stockhoff, on Nov. 1, 1945, at Amity. The next day he was honorably discharged from the United States Army and they traveled to their home in Ladd Canyon, where they ranched for 30 years.

They retired to Igo Lane on Mount Emily, then to Island City in 1993. In 2014, Maxine joined Hank and Val in a new home at Union.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, La Grande, a charter member of Union County CowBelles and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Maxine and Gene were involved in many local organizations over the years creating lifelong friendships. Their friendships also embraced an extended family of 611th Army Engineer Corps families and their class of 1942.

Survivors include children and spouses, Henry and Valerie Stockhoff of Union, Nancy and Fred Calhoun of Alicel, and John and Carol Stockhoff of LaGrande; grandchildren and spouses, Kevin and Shawna Calhoun, Travis and Tisha Calhoun, Chet and Stacey Stockhoff, and Dana Stockhoff, all of LaGrande, Lindsey and Jeremy Fullenwider of Estacada, Audrey and Jim Cant of Imbler, Jake Stockhoff of Union, and Emma and Kyle Combe of Summerville; 12 great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene, who died in 2009; and son, Fredrick Carl, in 2011.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland or to the Union County Museum through Daniels Knopp Funeral Chapel of La Grande.