Lisle Funeral Home


Stella Mae Anderson

February 23, 1935April 27, 2021

Stella Mae Yockey was born February 23, 1935 to Archie and Lilian Yockey in Malaga California. At the age of 6 the Family moved to west shields in Fresno. She was the only girl in the family with 5 brothers. She graduated from Central Union High school in 1952. She then Married Charles Anderson in March of 1955.They added to the family right away as the first son was born in February of 1956 and every 2 years after that until 1964 they added to the family.

They had 4 boys and 1 girl. As the kids grew up Stella served on Madison school’s PTA, served as a community club leader for Madison 4-H and ran the snack bar and served on the Madison little league team. Charles and Stella at times also had Foster girls in the home for several years. As the children grew up Stella went to work for Madison elementary cooking and serving lunches. As the district grew and unified she continued to work at the other school sites as well. Stella was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign wars post 5057 Auxiliary and the Edison social club. She is preceded in death by her parents Archie and Lillian, brothers Craig and Richard Yockey Husband Charles Son Bruce and grandson Wayne.

She is survived by 3 Sons Arthur, Mark and David and 1 daughter Leanna Torrey 10 grandchildren Randy Anderson, Christina Bates, Steven (Burr) Beck, Benjamin Anderson, Lara Delano, Darrel Haar, Siraya Ramirez, Stacy Haar, Kyle Anderson, Samantha Anderson. and 18 great grandchildren along with her bestie from childhood Lanella Hare.


  • Arthur Anderson, son
  • Mark Anderson, son
  • David Anderson, son
  • Leann Torrey, Daughter
  • She leaves behind eleven grandchildren nd seventeen great grandchildren.


12 May


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lisle Funeral Home

1605 L Street
Fresno, CA 93721

13 May

Celebration Of Life Service

10:00 am

Lisle Funeral Home

1605 L Street
Fresno, CA 93721

13 May

Committal Service

12:00 pm

Fresno Memorial Gardens

175 South Cornelia Ave
Fresno, CA 93706


Stella Mae Anderson

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Darcie Jones

May 1, 2021

Stella always had a smile and a hug. Always had a kind word. Grandma Gerry used to keep me updated on how Stella was doing. I loved hearing her voice when I happened to answer the phone for Grandma Gerry & it was Stella on the other end.

Lanella Hare

April 28, 2021

Prayers for the family of one of my best friends since 1946. We have shared so many memories, grammar and high school, raising our children, grandchildren and a couple of great grandchildren together. Planing and working on many reunions from Central Union Class of 1952, 8th grade reunion of McKinley grammar school. We have worked together with VFW Post5057 helping Veterans, planning and cooking dinners. Stella, my buddy RIP until we meet again. Love to all the family.