Albert "Al" Lee Stovall

Albert “Al” Lee Stovall passed away November 27, 2019 from natural causes.  He was born March 4, 1923 in Long Beach, MS to Hiram "Barney" Nuton Stovall and Lula Leona (Rowland) Stovall.   

In 1929 the family moved to Riverbank, CA where Al graduated from High School and Junior College in Modesto, CA.  He was selected to try out for the Cincinnati Red Sox baseball team, but it didn't happen due to a rain out.  Al served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1946, in the South Pacific as a radioman and gunner in a PBY Catalina.  He also attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM with a teaching degree. He taught Health, Physical Education, Geography, Football and Baseball at various locations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

In 1951 he married Janet Mary Andrew.  In 1976 he married Mavis Beverly Cleveland.  Al retired in 1995 after 30 years as a State Farm Insurance agent.  Al worked as a Walmart greeter in Helena, MT and in Bullhead City, AZ for close to ten years. Al moved to Cottage Grove, Oregon after Mavis passed away in 2015. Al was an avid hunter, fisherman, bowler and sports fan, most any sport.  He liked to play cards, travel, socialize and spend time with his family.  He was a member of the American Legion, Elks and President of Senior groups in MT. 

He is survived by his daughter Betty Jo Wilson of Cottage Grove, OR, son Todd A. Stovall, step-son Vince Cleveland, step-son Carl Wajahuski and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, 8 siblings, wife, daughter-Brenda Lee Stovall Ford, and step-son-Bruce Cleveland.

Funeral services and inurnment will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral in Helena, MT in the spring of 2020.  Precise time to be announced in the spring.