Obituary of Frances Honoré Stellhorn
November 29, 2016
Frances Honoré Stellhorn 73, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. She was loved by many, whose hearts are heavy; however, we can rejoice in knowing Honoré was saved by her faith and is now in His presence. Born February 19, 1943, in Conway, South Carolina to Jesse Woodward lll and Melville Breeden.
Honoré was raised in North Carolina and the family lived there until she graduated from high school, when they then moved to California. Throughout her lifetime, Honoré worked many different jobs, from selling magazines, working as a telephone operator, working for Bank of America, co-owner of The Gun Works in Grass Valley, and finally, her most recent job as a Manager for the DMV, where she ultimately retired from after nearly 20 years of service. Honoré LOVED her large family, especially her 6 children, Herbert (Scotty)Weston Howell III (Julie Howell, wife), Michelle Schiffel (Jeff Schiffel, husband), Randy Stellhorn, Lisa Parman, Honoré Jean Stellhorn and Gary Stellhorn; her 12 grandchildren, Madeline Howell, Harrison Howell, Daylon Schiffel, Madalyn Schiffel, Kyler Stellhorn, Emily Stellhorn, Glenn Parman, Nicole Kling, Torri Parman, Jaycee Parman, Sean Stellhorn, Noah Stellhorn, Holly Stellhorn, and Kate Lackey; her 5 great grandchildren, Morgan Tremewan, Austin Tremewan, Sonya Watts, Harper Lackey, and Adaline Lackey; her 2 sisters Pam Shust, Jessica Woodward and her brother Jay Woodward, who preceded her in death in 1998. In addition to her own large family, she is survived by many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins that reside all over the U.S. Honoré also loved ALL of her friends; baking dozens, sometimes hundreds, of cupcakes, making fudge and Christmas cookies with her grandchildren; reading; making sure she always had a treat when the grandkids visited; taking pictures at all family functions, where she was teased for being a “tourist;” water skiing; mowing the lawn on the riding lawnmower, wearing her tube top; being crouched over and working in her garden, or any other place where she could be in the sun, wearing her tube top. Honoré often said “tan fat is better than white fat.” Honoré was married to Michael Stellhorn for 26 years until he passed July 1996. In 2004, Honoré married the Silver Fox, also known as Clifford Cromer, until he passed 2012. Honoré was very generous, always making time for family, friends, or even a stranger.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00p.m., Saturday, December 10, 2016, at her church Abundant Life Community Church, 10795 Alta Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice in Honoré’s name.