Opal Stinson

Opal Stinson, age 82, of Farmington, NM, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Life Care Center of Farmington.

She was born Opal Maxine Anderson on August 20, 1926, in Philip, SD, where she grew up and attended high school.

After a few years in California, Opal returned to Philip, where she met and married Marion "Cap" Stinson in July of 1947. The couple lived in South Dakota, Illinois and Nebraska before moving to a house just south of Durango, where they lived for 15 years.

The couple planned to retire in Florida, but after a year they came back to Farmington and settled here.

Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Cap Stinson, in December 1989; her parents; four brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by a niece, several nephews, grandchildren and a multitude of friends.

There was a celebration of Opal's life on Thursday, May 14, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Farmington, where she was a long-standing and beloved member.

Those wishing to send condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneralhome.com