Ethel “Daisy” Stoddard
Ethel "Daisy" Stoddard, 94, of Coos Bay was born May 28, 1929, in Mackay, ID the daughter of Leon Frank Stoddard and Grace Ann (Gilbert) Stoddard and was delivered at home by midwife, Daisy LaRoque and was given the name Daisy. She passed away on August 3, 2023, in Coos Bay, OR
She trained to become a Surgery Technician at Multnomah County Hospital in Portland from 1952 to 1956. She then trained and became a Radiologic Technologist, which brought her to McAuley Hospital in Coos Bay, OR. She worked at McAuley Hospital for many years until the hospital was closed. She then began working at Bay Clinic in Coos Bay until her retirement in 1991 at the age of 62. Daisy loved being an X-ray tech taking great pride in her work. She especially enjoyed working with children.
She bought a small house in the Empire area and later traded it for a duplex in North Bend. She always had a lovely yard and garden. Daisy enjoyed fishing, entertaining her friends, keeping her cars cleaned and polished, and loved her many cats. She was always ready to go beachcombing in search of floats and agates. As an avid reader, Daisy spent many hours researching any subject she found interesting, especially gardening, history, and her beloved Idaho. A trip she took to New Zealand, Australia, and the Fiji Islands, always remained a highlight in her life. After retirement, she traveled to Washington D.C., and the East Coast to enjoy the fall colors.
Daisy was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Jimmy and Frank Jr., and sister, Clistie.
A funeral for Ethel Daisy Stoddard 94, will be held Friday, August 18, 2023, at 2:00 PM at Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. with Rev. Deacon Peter A. Broussard of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church officiating. A graveside service will be held in the family plot at Mt. McCaleb Cemetery in Mackay, ID on Monday, August 21, 2023, at 3:00 pm under the care of the Anderson Family Funeral Home.