Carol I. Stegner

Carol I. Stegner

7/13/1938 — 1/2/2024

Our beloved Carol Irene Tompkins Stegner sadly left us Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

Carol was born on July 13, 1948, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, to Eugene Tompkins and Kathryn (Parshall) Tompkins. She was the middle child of three, between older brother Michael and baby sister Therese. After their mother died when Carol was 15, she moved to Pomeroy to live with her uncle and aunt, Jonas and Arla (Blewett) Parshall. Some of her happiest childhood years were those spent in Pomeroy.

Carol met the love of her life, David Stegner, in Grangeville in 1970. They married Feb. 13, 1971. They welcomed three children: Jason, Kimberly and Michael Stegner. They celebrated 52 years of marriage together.

Carol and David spent the early years of their marriage in Grangeville and Craigmont working with David’s father and brothers with Stegner Grain & Seed Co. In 1982, they moved to Clarkston where they made their forever home.

Carol was a very active member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a eucharistic minister for the church, delivering communion at church as well to those that were hospitalized. She held various offices within Catholic Daughters, serving as chapter regent and state treasurer.

One of her proudest accomplishments was being a grateful friend of Bill W. for 36 years. She sponsored and helped dozens of women, many of whom became close lifelong friends. She loved to entertain “her girls” with elaborate dinners and celebrations, never forgetting their birthdays or important days.

She prided herself in making her home beautiful and welcoming. She was a homemaker extraordinaire, creating beautiful gardens and floral arrangements inside, taking classes to enhance her craft.

Carol loved traveling, taking numerous trips to Disneyland to visit her sister Teri, never missing a family reunion and celebrating her love of Maui with her family. She loved music and attending concerts with David and could often be caught dancing in her kitchen. She loved playing cards with friends and family where she was certain to win at pinochle.

The absolute loves of her life were her grandchildren. She was always on the go to sporting events and activities as their biggest cheerleader. She had a candy cupboard that put any grocery store to shame and would bust out the mixer at any time for her custom mocha shakes. She loved to see her pool full of grandchildren and their friends. Her house remained decorated for Christmas for the anticipation of the grand Stegner-grandparent celebration that was to come. She paid attention to all details, always knowing her family’s Fazarri’s and Baskin Robbins orders.

Carol battled a myriad of medical challenges in recent years. Time and again she beat all odds even when they were stacked against her. She was a tenacious fighter, our ultimate energizer bunny. She showed us her strength one last time waiting for all of us to be together to send her off to celebrate being with her Lord and Savior whom she loved with her whole heart.

Carol is survived by her husband, David at the family home in Clarkston, son Jason (Beth) Stegner of Arch Cape, Ore., daughter Kimberly Skinner of Lewiston, and son Michael (Angie) Stegner of Lewiston and grandchildren: Connor Stegner, Alexis Stegner (Colton Stottlemyre), Trayton Skinner, Teagan Skinner, Eleanor Stegner, Braeden Keane, Danica Keane and Macy Stegner. She is also survived by brother Mike (Sandy) of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Joe (Deborah) of Boise, Paul (Mary Kay) of Boise, John (Laurie) of Boise; numerous nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.

Carol is preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Katherine Tompkins; uncle Jonas Parshall; aunt Arla Parshall and sister Therese Anderson.

A viewing will take place from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home, 920 21st Ave., Lewiston. The rosary will be recited at 10 a.m., before the 11 a.m. Funeral Mass on Saturday, Jan. 13, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 210 S. St. Boniface St., Uniontown. Following the mass, a celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. at Hells Canyon Grand Hotel, 621 21st St., Lewiston.

A private family burial will be held at Vineyard Cemetery prior to the celebration of life.

Service Information

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Saturday, January 13, 11:00 AM
St. Boniface Church
206 S Street Boniface Street
Uniontown, Washington 99179

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Viewing will be held Friday, January 12, 4 - 6 p.m. at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home


Jeanene Sanders

My thoughts & prayers are with you all. Thank you for sharing Carol with me. She will be missed so much. She is with the angels now & she has gotten her wings!

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 10:53 AM

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