Eva Marie Wallace Stakebake, 83, returned to her Heavenly Parents’ and Savior’s loving arms on March 15, 2022 in Gilbert, Arizona surrounded by loved ones. She was born on September 1,1938 to Sidney and Eva Wallace in Boulder City, Nevada.
Marie lived a very happy and full life. In 1958, she married her sweetheart, Ronald E. Stakebake Sr. and was blessed with three children: Ronald E. Stakebake Jr., James Wallace Stakebake, and Deborah J. Stakebake Love.
She was a devoted and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved studying the scriptures, serving in and attending the temple, traveling, painting with oils, crocheting afghan blankets for family members, reading novels, planning family gatherings, playing card games, swimming, and spending time with her family. She attended Arizona State University and majored in Elementary Education. She enjoyed working at Forever Living Products for over 30 years.
She is survived by her three children and their spouses: Ronald (Daunna) Stakebake Jr., James (Lynice) Stakebake, Deborah (Thomas) Love; siblings: Don (Joanne) Wallace, Patricia (Lloyd) Thayne, Dean (Deanne) Wallace, Martha Jean (Steve) Noyes. Her legacy will be continued through her 9 grandchildren: Sheri (Henrik), Eryn (Harrison), Ronald III, James (Rebekkah), Christopher (Katie), Kimberly (Patrick), Brittany (Devin), Tiffany (Braden), Tyler; and 13 great-grandchildren: Ryleigh, Raelynn, Adrianna, Elizabeth, Travis, James, Katherine, Ryker, Brielle, Griffin, Michael, Pearl, and Logan.
Marie is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald; parents; brothers: Robert (June) Wallace, John Wallace; brother-in-law, Heber Loveland; daughter-in-law, Linda Stakebake.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. (Arizona time), in the Val Vista Ward Chapel, 230 N. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85234, where friends may call after 6:00 p.m. See Zoom link below to view memorial services.
Additional memorial services will be held in Ephraim, Utah on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. (Utah time), in the Ephraim 6th Ward Chapel 420 N. 200 West, Ephraim, UT 84627, where friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in the Ephraim Park Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
There are no words adequate enough to express our deep gratitude to the angels from Hospice of The Valley that provided comfort and care to our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt. We will be forever grateful for their love and support. In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Humanitarian Aid Fund.
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