Madelyn F. Stapp
“Mom to her children, Grandma Maggie to her grandchildren and Maggie (with a smile) to everyone she ever met”
After a brief illness, Madelyn F. Stapp passed away on Sept. 13, 2022.
Maggie was born in Illinois, and attended Alleman H.S. where she met the love of her life, Edwin Stapp. After graduating with a degree in English from Marycrest College, she married Ed in 1957. They spent the next 15 years in New Berlin, Wisconsin, then moved to Santa Barbara in 1973.
She was very involved with Saint Raphael’s Church, working with their educational and music programs and later worked as the assistant for Bishop Curry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles out of San Roque Parish. She was also active at St. Marks Church for a number of years.
After the loss of her husband in 1997 her focus became her family and her 10 grandchildren were a source of great joy and comfort. She loved them all so much; Bryan, Adam, Jess, Matt, Haylee, Delanee, Josh, Sawyer, Zach and Nick. She was absolutely thrilled to become a great grandmother to Avery, Kynzlee and Reagan.
After retiring, she and her mother moved to Clovis, where she divided her time between caring for her mother, spending time with her grandchildren and working in her garden. Later, after she moved to Carmel Village, she discovered a love of coloring and created beautiful, vivid artwork.
She is survived by her brother Ed Smith, her 5 children; David, Heather, Bruce, Shelly and Julie; her 10 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.