Norma Jean (Moen) Stoy

A prayer service was held Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 and a funeral and burial Friday, Feb. 14 at the Greenville Southern Baptist Church and a memorial service was held on Saturday, Feb. 15 in Galt, Calif. for Norma Jean (Moen) Stoy, of Taylorsville, Calif.

Norma Jean Moen Stoy

Posted on 2/27/14

She died February 9, 2014 at her home in Taylorsville.

Norma was born on March 8, 1946 in Langdon to Alfred and Myrtle Moen. She was the second of seven children and was raised on the family farm near Nekoma. She graduated from Nekoma High School in 1964. She married Gerald Schnaible and Tamera Lynn was born. She later met and married Harry Denier in Galt, Calif. and Debora Lynn and Daniel Keith were born. She was a hard working stay at home mother with young kids and loved being able to raise them on a farm in Galt. In 2005 she married Robert Stoy. Together they made their home near Taylorsville, Calif. She loved her home in the mountains. She loved working in her yard and in her home to make it very special. She helped many of her friends and neighbors with errands, cleaning and anything she could do to make someone’s life easier. Mamie, as her grandkids called her, could always find a special reason why each grandchild was “very, very, very special” to her. When her kids were in school, she was a volunteer room mother. She was known for her beautiful smile; her giant pumpkins, sunflowers and roses that she grew in her garden; and for always having coffee on when someone stopped to visit. She would put out enough food to feed an army when you would come to visit because she never wanted you to be hungry. She could whip up some banana bread (Danny’s favorite) or some brownies in no time flat. She loved antiques and enjoyed bringing home new treasures. She kept a spotless house (even though she would always tell you it was dirty). She had one of the largest collections of lemon dishes and was proud to display them on her walls. To know her was to have a friend. She would have done anything in the world for her kids and grandkids. In her eyes, they could do no wrong. She had a strong relationship with God and attended church regularly often time bringing a neighbor who could not otherwise attend.

She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Myrtle Moen, her grandson Chaz Archambeau, step great granddaughter Charlie Feeley, step son Daniel Stoy, niece Jill Anseth and nephew Max Anseth.

She is survived by her husband Bob; her daughter Tammy (Dave) Rhodes of Woonsocket, RI, her daughter Debbie (Doug) Archambeau of Bismarck, her son Danny Denier of Galt; step daughter Pam (Frank) Feeley, step son Doug (Stacey) Stoy, and step daughter Bobbie (Billy) Stoy and their families; grandchildren: Micheal and David Hoff, Nicholas Denier, Cody, Ciara, Chloe and Camden Archambeau, and Joseph Denier; great granddaughters, Arianna Rose, and Kylie and another great grandbaby that is due in March; brothers: Earl (Judy), Nekoma, David (Eileen), Nekoma, and Clair Moen Langdon; her sisters: Linda (Tom) Anseth, Mandan, Diane (Lyle) Stotz, Bismarck, and Betty (Jim) Fiedler, Pelican Rapids, Minn.; and by many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She will be missed so very much by so very many.

If you would like to do something in her honor, do something kind for someone. She was always doing random acts of kindness and she would love to know that she could inspire others as well. One of her final acts was to send valentines cards to her kids. She gave so much of her heart to those she knew and loved.