Stacie Marie Spencer - November 30, 2009Stacie Marie (Depner) Spencer, 45, of rural Aurora, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 4 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Grand Island. Memorials are directed to the family.
Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
She was born Oct. 7, 1964 in Pierre, S.D. to Donald and Joyce (Werner) Depner, who later lived at Choteau, Mont. where she attended schools and graduated from Choteau High School. She also graduated from Ricks College at Rexburg, Idaho. At college she met her husband, Ronald R. Spencer, and they were married on Jan. 18, 1986 in Logan, Utah. They lived in Rexburg, Alhambra, Calif. and Arvada, Colo. before moving to their permanent residence in Aurora.
Stacie’s greatest love and pride was for her husband and their beautiful family; only exceeded by her devotion and love for her Heavenly Father and her Savior, Jesus Christ.
She was an active and devoted convert member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints having a strong and abiding testimony of its divinity. She has dedicated her time and skills in the perfecting of lessons and instructions in numerous callings in the church; for the children, the youth, and presently acting as a counselor in the presidency of the Woman’s Relief Society of the Aurora branch of the church. She has been a constant support for her husband in his church callings as well.
She loved her beautiful home in the country and devoted her skills in decorating, and many hobbies and crafts, among which are framed cross-stitch creations she leaves for her family to treasure.
Since their children have all been in school, Stacie has been employed with various businesses and at the time of the onset of her illness she was employed at Principal Financial Group of Grand Island.
Survivors include her husband Ronald; her six children, Nial, Erik, LeAnna, Leigha, Evan and Larisa. Nial is presently attending Brigham Young University Idaho, at Rexburg; Erik is serving a two-year mission for the LDS Church in the Washington-Kennewick mission, and has been in Yakima, Wash. for his first nearly six months. The younger children are attending the schools in Aurora.
Other survivors are her parents, Donald and Joyce Depner of Choteau, Mont.; her mother-in-law DeNiece Spencer of Aurora; a sister-in-law and nephew Terese and Lars Nielsen of Temple City, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Terence Spencer of Milford; other aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her only sister, Sonja, during their childhood, also her father-in-law Robert Spencer.