L. J. Stalcup

Stalcup, L. J.
L.J. Stalcup was born in Woodville, TX, on June 12, 1921 and passed away at her home in Scottsdale on May 8, 2013. She spent most of her adult life in business partnerships with her husband, Loyal. They began with Alcoa Aluminum, Wear Ever division, and completed their careers together with 35 years in the real estate industry, including the ownership of four offices of Century 21-Stalcup Realty. L.J. was past president of the Arizona State Women's Council of Realtors. Her love of music as a child led her to an active life in square dancing when the family moved from Tucson to Phoenix in 1962. Her employment as a uniformed civil servant during World War II laid a foundation for an appreciation of veterans that lasted a lifetime. And her love of life was never more evident than when she put on the face paint and costume as Cloey the Clown. She cheered patients at children's hospitals, senior citizens' homes, and neighborhood functions for 30 years. After the death of her husband in 1998, L.J. traveled with family around the United States and to several locations abroad, covering 10,000 miles in the air, 50,000 miles on four wheels, and 200 miles in a motorcycle sidecar at 89! She is survived by four daughters - Deena Pangborn in Atascadero, CA; Melinda (Mindi) Kugler in Cave Creek, AZ; Melanie West in Cave Creek, AZ; and Lisa Camarena in San Lucas, Guatemala. She is also survived by seventeen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will begin at 2:00 on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the Fellowship North Church, 8584 E. Dynamite Blvd., Scottsdale AZ 85266. The family is requesting donations in L.J.'s name, rather than flowers, to either the Disabled American Veterans (www.azdav.org or checks made payable to DAV) or the Pregnancy Resource Clinic of Arizona (www.prcaz.org or checks made payable to PRC). More information may be obtained at 602.885.5157.

Published in The Arizona Republic on July 21, 2013