Virginia Mae Stadille, 89, passed away peacefully at her home in the Bankers Hill neighborhood of San Diego, CA on the evening of August 13th, 2020. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri on April 27th, 1931 to Charles and Ella Noakes. She spent much of her childhood in Erie, Kansas before moving with her family to California in 1940 after losing their family farm during the Great Depression. Virginia graduated from Grossmont High School in 1949. On July 9th, 1950 she married Jack M. Stadille. Together, they established and ran grocery stores in Jamul, Santa Ysabel, and Julian for nearly 50 years including Jack’s Grocery in Julian. A devout parishioner at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Julian, Virginia even participated in a church group pilgrimage to Italy in 1992. There, she visited the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi and even saw Pope John Paul II.
She is most fondly remembered as the hard working, never-tiring, friendly face at her family’s grocery stores. Virginia always made a positive and lasting impression on her customers and the community for which she cared so much. Virginia was always a loving and attentive mother and grandmother – even often treating friends and neighbors as her own family.
She is survived by her three children, Janice Stadille Olsen of Ramona, Donald (Linda) Stadelli of San Diego, Michael (Nancy) Stadille of San Diego, grandchildren Luke (Erin) D’Arche, Nicholas (Cristina) Stadille, and great-grandchildren Cadence D’Arche and Jackson D’Arche.
Visitation Services including the reciting of the Rosary will be held on Thursday, August 27th, 2020 from 5-8pm at Bonham Bros. and Stewart Mortuary Chapel, Ramona. Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, August 28th, 2020 at 11:00am, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Julian. Final interment will take place at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Helen Woodward Center or charity of their choice.
Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family.
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