In loving memory; Stella Paklos, 85, passed away January 9, 2010. She was born October 24, 1924.
Stella was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She led an active life with a love of the water and great outdoors. She was a lifeguard during the man shortage of World War II. She taught all her children to swim and had a love of adventure. She hiked the Pacific Crest Trail and to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
She was a military wife following her husband for 20 years to many adventures throughout the U.S. before finally settling in Fallbrook, Calif. in the 1960’s when Fallbrook was a small town with no stop signs. You could still drive along the Santa Margarita River from De Luz to Rainbow and stop and fish for trout.
Stella is survived by her husband, Edward; sons, Ed and George; grandkids, Jennifer and Christina; great-grandkids, Ashleigh, Joseph, Kyle and River. She was preceded in death by her son, Ray.
She will be greatly missed by everyone who met her. Private services will be held at Rosecrans.