Stella Amelia De Meo


(Aug. 20, 2007)

Stella Amelia De Meo, 98, died Aug. 20 at the Powell Valley Care Center.

She was born Oct. 16, 1908, in Wyoming to William Robert (Roy) Todd and Stella Amelia (Fehyl) Todd. In her childhood, she lived in the Meeteetse and Ten Sleep areas and later worked for the Belden family of the Pitchfork Ranch.

She was married to Buck Novack, then Vern Stall and lastly to Anthony De Meo, whom she met in Anchorage, Alas., while he was in the military. When he was discharged, they married and moved to the area he grew up in Greenfield, MassĀ  He was a road maintenance operator in Massachusetts until his retirement. They moved to Wyoming shortly after he retired, and she enjoyed living near family, rock hunting and gardening.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Stella Mae Stall Deligan, who died 19 days before her 18th birthday; her parents; brothers, Tommie, Dick, Ned and Sonny; and sister, Ruby.

Survivors include a brother, Frank Todd in Arizona, and sisters, Dorothie Buckle, Worland, Margaret Hardee, Powell, and Jessie Kersting, Cody.

At her request, no services were held. The family would appreciate donations in her memory to a scholarship fund at Northwest College or a charity of choice.