Gravemarker Floyd E, StonerJr. and wife Helen (Stoudt)

Floyd E. Stoner, Jr.
Son of Floyd E. Stoner and Elva L. (Tolbert)

b. 29 Jun 1915 Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT
d. 23 Jun 2005 Gallatin Co., MT

m. 30 Dec 1933 Gallatin Co., MT
Helen P. Stoudt
b. 11 Jun 1916 Terry, MT
d. 5 Jan 2007 Gallatin Co., MT
Daughter of: Homer Stoudt and Myrtle (Cornell)

1. Gary Stoner
2. Shirley Stoner
3. Linda Stoner


Bozeman Daily Chronicle (MT) - June 26, 2005
Deceased Name: FLOYD STONER
Floyd Stoner met the Lord Jesus for his homecoming on June 23, 2005. God graciously answered his prayers as his health deteriorated in the months preceding his death. He was born at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital on June 29, 1915 to Floyd E. Stoner, Sr. and Elva "Talbott" Stoner. He attended school in Manhattan graduating from Manhattan High School. He married Helen Stoudt on Dec. 30, 1933. Floyd and Helen built and operated the business known as Stoner's Service; delivering bulk fuel and operating a retail gasoline and auto repair.

Floyd started his working career very young shining shoes, delivering groceries in Manhattan for the People's Store and assisting his dad in the coal and Auto Inn business. His core values and business expertise were evident to all who knew him.

He was a community minded citizen serving on the Manhattan School Board giving 52 years of service in the Manhattan Fire Dept with 17 years dedicated to the Fire Chief position. The first "resuscitator" was introduced to the department while he was active as Fire Chief.

He was an avid baseball fan watching the Cubs and Mariners at every opportunity. Chess was his game, providing a challenge to many . He and Helen demonstrated his love for music on the dance floor in their younger days. They graced the floor of the Palladium in Hollywood, Ca and the Columbia Gardens in Butte. He was a member of the Manhattan Presbyterian Church serving as treasurer for a period of time. His parents also attended this church so God's word became precious to him at a young age. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters: Muriel Larson, Dorothy Morgan, and Eloise Clinton.

Floyd is survived by his wife of 71 years Helen of Manhattan; son, Gary (Natalie) Stoner and their children, Jason (Erin) Stoner, Sean (Ashley) Stoner all of Columbus, OH; daughter, Shirley (Bill) Ambrose of Patagonia, AZ and children: Donna (Wade) Wing of Versaille, MO; Holly (Doug) Allen of Tucson, AZ; John (Ruth) Ambrose, Suzanne (Dave) Soza of Tucson, AZ; daughter, Linda (Lee Sr. deceased) Ulmen, Mike (Audrey) Ulmen, Lee Jr. (Kathy) Ulmen, Mark (Stacy) Ulmen all of Manhattan.

Great grandchildren: Dawn (Colin) Porter, Laurie Allen, Ryan Allen, Tori Wing, Cassie Wing, Jared Ulmen, Derek Ulmen, Jessica Ulmen, David Ulmen, Will Ulmen, Katie O'Neill, Bobby (Henry) Robertson, Candice Kamps, Bertina Kamps, Heather Ambrose, Rachel Ambrose, Kevin Holland, Jackson Stoner and Charles Stoner.

Great-great grandchildren: Tyler and Isabella Porter, James Bond, Samuel Robertson.

Also surviving is his brother, Gerald (Dorothy) Stoner of Finley Point Polson, MT

His is survived by several nieces and nephews and cousins including the Stoner's of Michigan.

Thank you dad for being an excellent roll model, teaching us honesty and integrity, the value of a strong work ethic, holding to high moral values, compassion to others, demonstrating a generous spirit, instilling in us an appreciation for all types of music, advising us in all aspects of life, teaching us not to be "too serious".

We love you and will miss you greatly!

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27 at First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. Interment will follow at Meadow View cemetery. Should friends desire memorials may be made to the Bozeman Deaconess Hospice 1200 Highland Blvd. Suite 3200 Bozeman, 59715; Manhattan Fire Department c/o 1095 Townsend Street Manhattan, MT 59741; or to the Great Falls Rescue Mission P.O. Box 127 Great Falls, MT 59403.

Burial: Meadowview Cemetery Manhattan, Gallatin County, Montana, USA


The Lord took Helen Stoner, 90, while surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007. She was born July 11, 1916, in Terry and moved to Manhattan with her family as a young girl.

Helen was a loving wife and homemaker for 71 years to her husband, Floyd, and a devoted mother to three children before whom she personified Christian love, grace, encouragement and goodness.

She had many interests in her formative years including camping and fishing trips with her family, playing bridge with her friends, vacationing in California with her husband and cooking -- she was an exceptional cook. We have missed her delicious cookies, fudge, almond roca, cakes and wonderful pies these past few years.

She also was a very active member of Eastern Star, Sweetbriar Chapter No. 49 in Manhattan where she made many good friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd; parents, Homer and Myrtle (Cornell) Stoudt; brothers, Harold, Robert and Glen; sister, Frances; and son-in-law, Lee Ulmen.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Shirley (William) Ambrose of Patagonia, Ariz.; Linda Ulmen of Manhattan, and Gary (Natalie) Stoner of Worthington, Ohio. She is also survived by grandchildren: Donna (Wade) Wing, Helen (Douglas) Allen, John (Ruth) Ambrose, Suzanne (David) Soza, Michael (Audrey) Ulmen, Lee (Kathy) Ulmen, Mark (Stacy) Ulmen, Jason (Erin) Stoner, and Sean (Ashley) Stoner; great-grandchildren: Victoria and Cassandra Wing, Dawn (Colin) Porter, Laurie and Ryan Allen, Heather and Rachel Ambrose, Kevin Holland, Jared and Derek Ulmen, Candice (Scott) Evans, Bobbie (Henry) Robertson, Britina Kamps, Jessica (Clayton) Damjanovich, David Ulmen, Will and Katie Ulmen, Jackson and Alexis Stoner, and Charles Stoner; and by great-great-grandchildren, James Bond, Tyler and Isabella Porter, Samuel Robertson, and Brenna Damjanovich; and by numerous nephews and nieces.

"Rest in God's peace, Mom."

Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel. Interment will follow in Meadow View Cemetery. There will be a reception at Century Village in Manhattan at noon.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Bozeman Deaconess Hospice for the compassionate care they gave to Helen.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a contribution in her memory to Bozeman Deaconess Hospice, 915 Highland Blvd., Bozeman 59715.

Burial: Meadowview Cemetery Manhattan, Gallatin County, Montana, USA 

Floyd & Helen Stoner's Daughters:

Shirley Stoner

b. Manhattan, MT
m. Patagonia, AZ
Bill Ambroze
Son of:

1. Donna Ambroze
2. Holly Ambroze
3. John Ambroze
4. Suzanne Ambroze


Linda Stoner

b. Manhattan, MT
m. Manhattan, MT
Lee Ulmen, Sr.
Son of:

1. Mike Ulmen
2. Lee Ulman, Jr.
3. Mark Ulmen



Source Documents and Photos

- Gravemarker - Meadowview Cemetery, Manhattan, Gallatin Co., MT
- Obituary Floyd E. Stoner, Jr. - Bozeman Daily Chronicle 26 Jun 2005
- Obituary Helen Stoner - Bozeman Daily Chronicle Jan 2007




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