Marcia Elinor (Boothe) Stoll, 86, of Helena, Mont., died on Jan. 16, 2020, at St. Peter’s Hospital of congestive heart failure after an extended stay with her husband, Lawrence, by her side each day.
Marcia was born on Feb. 5, 1933, to Helen Morrison and Bert Edwin Boothe in Ann Arbor, Mich. She grew up in Michigan and graduated first with a Bachelor of Music degree, and subsequently a master’s degree in speech audiology, both from the University of Michigan. She taught in the Farmington, Mich., public schools for many years, and after retirement she worked tirelessly as a volunteer with the Birmingham Musicale for decades, leading retirees in bringing music to Michigan schools and hospitals. She also clowned in retirement, again volunteering in Michigan schools and hospitals as half of “Florall and Lardee.” In addition to her teaching and volunteer work, Marcia was an avid rock hunter and birdwatcher who loved animals (especially dogs) and the outdoors. In retirement she split time between Michigan and Idaho/Montana, where she golfed, skied, snowshoed and hiked into her 80s.
She married her husband, Lawrence Alfred Stoll, in 1956, and they spent their lives together, thoroughly enjoying retirement and traveling extensively throughout Europe.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Lawrence; son, Brian Michael Stoll, and spouse Robin Venditti Stoll; and four grandchildren, Mary Margaret, Meghan Marcia, Katherine Elizabeth and Brigid McKenzie Stoll, all of Harpswell, Maine. She is also survived by her two nieces, Nancy Mayo and Carolyn Richardson. She was preceded in death by her older sister, Barbara Armstrong.
A memorial service will be held at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Cathedral in Helena, Mont., on Feb. 15 at 4 p.m., and condolences may be sent to Lawrence Stoll at Hunters Pointe, 2801 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT 59601. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Heart Association.