Hostetter, May Stiles age 88, of Roseville, MN, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2010. She was born July 18, 1922 in Denver, CO. After graduating from Colorado State University in home economics and dietetics, May received an MS degree in nutrition at Michigan State University and taught at both institutions. In addition, she taught at junior colleges, high schools and worked as a clinical dietician at hospitals in Colorado, Michigan and Wisconsin. May was an avid skier, tennis champion, mountain climber, traveler, accomplished musician, volunteer, and an inspiring mother, grandmother and friend. She taught all of her children how to make and appreciate great pie crust, and wowed her grandchildren with tales of rappelling down the face of her college dormitory after curfew. She was a long-time member of Bethel Congregational Church in Beaverton, OR. In 1953 May married Paul H. Johnson, Jr. and lived in Michigan and Wisconsin. Paul died in 1971. She married Robert D. Hostetter in 1978 and lived in Beaverton, Oregon until Robert's death in 2007. May moved to Minnesota in 2008. Survivors include daughters, Linda Johnson (Bob Julian) of Shoreview, MN and Barbara Behnke (Jim) of Salt Lake City, UT; son, Richard Johnson (Barbara) of River Falls, WI; step-children, Valerie Hollaender (Ron) of Chicago, IL, Glen Hostetter (Kris) of Vancouver, WA, and Brenda Lichtenberger (Steve) of Beaverton, OR; 6 grandchildren; and her sister, Beth Leffingwell of Anchorage, AK. A brother, Bert Stiles, writer and pilot, died in World War II. Memorial Mass at 5:15 PM on Tuesday, October 5, at St. Bridget Catholic Church in River Falls, WI. Special thanks to Presbyterian Homes Eagle Crest Commons and Arbor staff and HealthPartners Hospice staff. Memorials preferred/suggested to Alzheimer's Association, Bethel Congregational UCC of Beaverton, Oregon, Presbyterian Homes-Eagle Crest, or donor's choice.

Published on October 3, 2010

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