Apr 302014

Janalee Stone, 80, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Fort Worth, Texas, after a long battle with COPD.
Janalee was born in Stroud, Okla., on Nov. 20, 1933, the first daughter and second child of Herbert and Pansy “Mildred” Collum.
She competed on the tumbling team in middle and high school in Rouge River, Ore., where she was valedictorian of her middle school. She loved tumbling, a talent she used when she competed for, and won, Miss Lemoore County California America 1950, a title she gave up when she drove to Reno, Nev., on Aug. 19, 1950, to elope with Jay C. Stone.
The couple started their lives together at a cabin in Crater Lake, Ore. Eventually they settled in Avenil, Calif., where four of their five children were born. They moved to Chino Valley and Camp Verde, where they had their last child in 1972, and where Jay died in 1981.
Janalee and her youngest daughter then settled in Snowflake, where she lived until 2008.
She returned to the Verde Valley when her health began to fail. She then spent the last year of her life with her daughter in Fort Worth, living what she called her final adventure.
Janalee was an artist and writer. She also worked as a childcare provider and as an Avon representative.
She taught Sunday School in California and Arizona for an accumulative 40 years. She served as president of the PTA and her local Garden Club, and as a Den Mother and Blue Bird leader.
She loved her family, art, writing, history, plants, scouting for antique bottles, putting puzzles together with her children and grandchildren, and especially serving her God.
She is greatly missed.
Survivors include her children, Cheryl (Gary) Onnen of Snowflake, Scott (Carrie) Stone of Pinetop, Jamie (Jacque Ann) Stone of Linchfield Park, Darla Arias of Flagstaff and Christi (Aaron) Michael of Fort Worth, Texas; her grandchildren, Anne (Onnen) Lang, Scott Jackson Stone, Kristen (Onnen) Snair, Amy (Stone) Brown, Jacque (Stone) Blumer, Dustin Burke, Mari Mitchell and Elisa Arias; and great-grandchildren, James Stone, Forrest Touchstone, Garrison Touchstone, Chandler Touchstone, Taylor Stone, Ian Brown, David Brown, Stella Blumer, Lauren Snair, Brooke Blumer, Emilia Snair, Jace Blumer, Evalina Brown and Braxton Burke.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay; her parents; two brothers, Forrest and Jack Collum; and four grandsons, Kasey Russell Long, JC Stone, Grant Delanson Snair and Steven Jackson Brown.Stone Janalee